I am back after a good break . I was on a holiday with my family to Greece. I was hence away from blogging .I did miss blogging but a break was absolutely necessary. I am back more energized and refreshed. Today I am sharing a very simple Saag Kumbh recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy. A nutritious and yummy side dish that can be eaten with rice and rotis.
My humble contribution for 171st #Foodiemonday #Bloghop theme SaagSaga is this humble Saag Kumbh / Spinach and Mushroom Sabzi.I love the fresh greens i get here. Got some fresh amaranth leaves. Added some mushrooms and made this mouth watering dish. Amaranth leaves are storehouse for many phytonutrients, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins .The leaves and stems carry a good amount of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers.Amaranth greens also contains ample amounts of B-complex vitamins such as folates, vitamin-B6 , riboflavin, thiamin , and niacin.Additionally, it has higher levels of other minerals than spinach such as calcium, manganese, magnesium, copper and zinc.
Recipe for Saag Kumbh:
2 Cups Finely Chopped Amaranth leaves along with the stem
2 Onions Chopped lengthwise
1″ Ginger finely chopped
8 Button mushrooms halved
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1/4 Tsp Rai / Mustard seeds
1 Tsp Vegetable Masala
4 Curd Chillies
A generous pinch of Asafoetida
1 Tsp Oil
Cut the roots and wash the fresh amaranth leaves along with the stem. Allow the excess water to drain. Now finely chop and keep it aside. Heat a heavy bottom pan. Add oil. Add the curd chillies and shallow fry untill done.Now add cumin ,asafoetida and mustard seeds.Once it splutters add finely chopped ginger and onions. Saute on medium flame and once the onions turn slightly brown add the mushrooms and suate for 2 mins. Now add vegetable masala and mix well. Once the mushrooms are well coated add the finely chopped amaranth leaves. Add salt as per taste.Close the lid and allow it to cook on medium flame for 7-8 mins. Once done switch off the flame.
Garnish with fried onions and shallow fried curd chillies.Serve with hot rice or rotis .
I have used home made vegetable masala. Link shared for the same.