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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bengali Style Lal Saag | Stir Fried Red Amarnath


Ever since I have shifted my base, am trying to find out the best market places for my daily needs like fresh vegetables, fish and meat products. Back in Bangalore we used to get ample leafy vegetables. So when I saw fresh Lal Saag in my locality, I almost shouted in excitement "Dekho Lal Shaak" to my hubby ! This basically very simple stir fry which needs few garlic pods and onion. Try it with steamed rice and Kashundi ...ummm you will love it.


Ingredients:
1 big bunche of Lal Saag (Red Spinach)
Handful of Boris (are dried balls made out of different kinds of dals)
6-7 Garlic pods, finely chopped
1 Onion thinly sliced 
1 Red chilli, chopped
Salt to taste
2 tbsp Mustard oil

Method:
Pluck the leaves of lal saag and keep aside the thick stems as they can be used for Chorchhori later. Dip the leaves in warm water with 1 tsp salt for an hour to get rid of any chemicals. Clean and wash the leaves in water 3-4 times. Chop very finely and keep aside. Heat mustard oil in a kadhai and add bori. Fry them till they are golden in color.  

Remove from kadhai and keep aside. Add chopped garlic in the remaining oil, add chopped chillies and chopped onions. Fry for a couple of minutes and add chopped lal saag leaves and salt. After adding salt it will start oozing water. On low flame cover and cook till the saag is cooked properly. 

 By now it should reduced to half of it's quantity. Once done add fried boris and mix well.  Remove from heat and garnish with fried boris. Serve with steamed rice and kasundi (mustard sauce).

Tips:

  • You can add peanuts instead of boris as it gives a nice crunch.
  • Like any other variety of saag, add salt cautiously as the quantity reduces by half at the end.


You still need reasons to make this after seeing the pic? :-D


34 comments:

  1. Bookmarked.. tis s so yumm looking.. i run away from these greens bu tis s a must try .. btw whr do u find boris in chennai

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  2. wow very very deliicous laal saag :) looks very appealing and yumm !!

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  3. I love leafy veges.. So healthy and yumm

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  4. like the second click a lot deepa.. i try to include this keerai more often..

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  5. Very tempting clicks ........... Looks so yummy!

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  6. very interesting recipe, looks inviting and yummy...nice clicks Deepa!

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  7. The red greens! Clicks capture the mood of the dish so well. And I am going to try this simple flavourful dish too!

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  8. this looks colorful..
    today i made ur onion chutney with pesarattu(green gram dosa) :)
    it was super delicious :)

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  9. Your clicks are really tempting...love this simple and healthy dish :)

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  10. Very healthy and comforting dish!!! I too make this sometimes but not getting the fresh saag here in Banglore....:(

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  11. That's a healthy bowl of rice,looks colorful and delicious..

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  12. A simple yet tempting curry!!! The presentation is stunning!!

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  13. Ages since I saw red amaranth..ur clicks are tempting me Deepa.

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  14. mind blowing clicks.. looks too yummy:)

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  15. I always do this with some shredded coconut. clicks are beautiful

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  16. very beautiful captures Deepa :) this recipe makes me hungry

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  17. wow... looks very tempting... the pics are outstanding and are making me drool over big time... :)

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  18. This one of my fav dish with plain rice from the childhood. Yummy and such a delightful way of presentation Deepa...wonderful!

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  19. I have seen this in market, not aware of how to cook, after going through this post, I will try this, love the color of this saag, it is healthy as well.

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  20. A beautiful dish! I have not eaten red amaranth in ages!

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  21. My gran used to make the Kashmiri style laal saag which I used to love. Then I discovered the Bengali style and fell in love with it. I love it. Yours looks lip smacking good!

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  22. That is a lovely looking healthy saag. I love the way it's mixed with rice.

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  23. Awesome and delicious saag, love the color it gives to the rice :)

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  24. Amazing clicks and love the recipe Deepa!

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  25. Looks so colorful ! would love to try it

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  26. Saag looks very healthy and delicious dear.

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  27. I love laal saak.... A special like for the last picture :)

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  28. Saag looks delicious and healthy tooo..

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