Winter is almost here and we are experiencing a sudden peek into the air. Along with cool mornings and warm mittens, the season brings a comprehensive selection of fruits and vegetables – each of which is fresh, crispy and nutritious. From fresh carrots, beans and cauliflower to apples, oranges and kiwis, our pantry this season is filled with colorful delicacies, leaving us spoiled for choice. Another vegetable we get in abundance is saag (or leafy greens). How we love sarson ka saag and makki roti; is it not?! But that’s not the end. We also get palak (spinach), bathua, methi saag and much more. In addition to being delicious, each of these vegetables is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and several essential nutrients that have a general health benefit.
Considering all these factors, we bring a list of the classic saag recipes to try in the winter. Each of these recipes is easy, tasty, healthy and adds to the seasonal vibe. Take a look.
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Here are 5 Winter Special Saag recipes for you:
Sarson Ka Saag:
Discussion of winter greens can start without talking about sarson ka saag. Made with mustard greens, spinach and bathua and lots of makhan, this dish defines winter for the Punjabi. And when paired with makki roti, the meal possesses enjoyment. Here is sarson ka saag recipe for you. Click here.
Palak Ka Saag:
The second most popular evergreen is palak (or spinach). It is not only healthy but also versatile to the core. You can add it to dal, paratha rice et al. We give you a simple, solid and delicious saag recipe for you, made with palak, onion, garlic, ginger, tomato and more. Click here for the recipe for palak ka saag.
Chaulai Ka Saag:
Chaulai ka saag, also known as amaranth leaves, makes another popular choice to mate with makki roti. Besides being super delicious, it is filled with vitamins A, C, iron etc. Click here for recipe.
Poi Ka Saag:
Poi (or pui), also called Malabar spinach, are widely consumed in the eastern part of India. It is generally mixed with aloo, pumpkin and whipped to a mixed vegetable that has a sweet-spicy taste and mushy texture. You can also avoid using other vegetables in the dish. Here we have an easy recipe for you. Click here for poi saag recipe.
Aalan Ka Saag:
Another saag recipe made with palak, besan and moong dal, it is a meal with one casserole that is comforting and healthy to the core. To make it more spicy, add a little chaat masala and lemon juice to the dish with aalan ka saag and serve. Click here for recipe. https://food.ndtv.com/recipe-aalan-ka-saag-99068
Quite similar to spinach, haak has a significant position in Kashmiri cuisine. It is prepared with mustard oil, asafoetida (hing) and dried red chilies and tastes simple but delicious. Click here for Kashmiri saw recipe.
That sounds appetizing, right? Tell us this winter which case you want to try first.