January? Never heard of her. It's all about Green-uary at Forty Acres Fresh Market. Our saag recipe can be eaten on its own or you can use it as a base and add paneer, chicken, or chickpeas.
1 bunch of mustard greens, stems removed, washed and cut
2 ounces of washed spinach
1 red onion, small dice
2 tablespoons (at least) minced garlic
several curry leaves
1" fresh ginger, peeled and diced
2 small green chilis
red chili powder
asafoetida powder - this is also known as hing
2 cup water or vegetable broth
Get your ingredients from Forty Acres Fresh Market
Order a Veggie Box and request spinach, mustard greens, onion and garlic.
Check for the latest information on Forty Acres Fresh Market produce stands and popup markets.
Disclaimer: You'll notice that we don't give a lot of measurements in the spice mix. We firmly believe that your ancestors will tell you when too much is too much. Taste as you cook and adjust the seasoning to your preference.
How To Cook The Greens
Heat a large (4-5 quart pot) over medium heat
Add olive oil
Add your ginger, garlic, curry leaves and green chilis
Stir until fragrant
Add in your mustard greens and then your spinach and cook until wilted
Add turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt
Stir together greens and spices together and then add enough water or vegetable stock to cover the greens by 1"
Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by 25%
Transfer your greens and liquid to a blender and process until smooth
Return the mixture to your pot, cover, and simmer while you make your tadka
How To Make The Tadka
Heat some ghee in a medium size skillet
Add in chopped red onion and cook until it starts to brown
Add ginger and garlic and cook for a moment before adding your chili pepper
Stir your aromatics together and then add your dried spices, stirring to combine after each addition
Let the mixture cook until the spices and aromatics are coated.
Put It All Together
Add your tadka to the pot of greens and stir well to combine
Let it cook on the stovetop for two minutes to make sure the flavors are all combined
Top the rice of your choice with the saag and dig in!