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Lal Saag Recipe

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I have started eating a lot of greens these days. As a kid, I always loved a vegetable made by my mom, which was made of red leaves, called "Laal Saag" in Hindi. I could never find what exactly was the English/American name for those leaves.

Recently, at one of the Korean grocery stores, I came across red Amaranth leaves. Those looked strikingly similar to the red leaves that I used to have back home in India.

So, here is my super fast and healthy recipe for these red leaves. It took me just 10 minutes ( 5 Minutes Preparation + 5 Minutes Cooking).

Raw Laal Saag!

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch Red Amaranth Leaves
  • 1/2 tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Black Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt to taste

Preparation

  • Wash the leaves thoroughly in running water and chop them (about 1 inch cuts).
  • Heat a deep pan on Medium for about 1 minute and then pour olive oil into it.
  • After about 30 seconds, Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds after another 30 seconds.
  • Once Seeds start to pop, add cut leaves into the pan.
  • Add salt, close the lid and keep stirring occasionally.
  • Once the leaves have lost water, add all the spices and keep frying until things are dry (about 2-3 minutes).

You can serve this with any Indian bread, or with rice and lentils (Daal).

Yummy Laal Saag - All Done!

Interesting Facts

  • Amaranth is also known as "Chauli" or "Chavli" in Hindi.
  • Nutritional Value of Amaranth
  • History of Amaranth

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