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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mula Saaga

Cooking Time Required: 30 mins
Cost of preparation: 20-25 Rupees

Ingredients: Mula saaga ( radish leaves, 200 gm ), brinjal ( small pieces, 1/2 cup ),
pumpkin ( small pieces, 1/2 cup ), saru ( colocasia, 1/2 cup ), tomatao ( 1 no., medium ),mustard paste ( 1 tsp ), dry red chillis ( 3-4 nos ), pancha-phutana ( 1/2 tsp ), garlicflakes ( 3-4 nos ), oil , salt, freshly grated coconut ( 1/3 cup ).

Preparation: Wash the mula saaga and cut into small pieces. Transfer to a pressure cooker,add salt and 3-4 cups of water. Allow to cook for 5 mins ( or 1 whistle ). Remove from fire and keep aside for steam to escape.

Drain the excess water.

Cooking: Heat 1 tsp oil in a wok. Add all the vegetables and stir fry for 2-3 mins.

Transfer the vegetables to the pressure cooker containing the boiled saaga. Add the mustard paste and salt with 1/2 cup of water.

Cook for 1-2 whistles. Remove from fire and allow steam to escape.

Heat 3 tsp oil in a wok. Add pancha-phutana and red chillis . When the chilli darkens, add the crushed garlic flakes.

Add the boiled saaga and vegetables. Cook till the excess water evaporates.
Garnish with grated coconut. Serve with rice and dal.

Note: Boiling the mula saaga and removing the water reduces the bitterness of the mula saaga. One can skip this step depending on ones preference.

1 comment:

  1. This one is my Dad's fav. but never added garlic in it. may be next time will do so

    Hamaree Rasoi


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