Sarson Ka Saag Makki Ki Roti Recipe - Dhaba Style Makki di Roti Sarson ka Saag Makka Roti and Saag Recipe
Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
  • Sarso Saag - 400 grams
  • Spinach - 100 grams
  • Bathua - 100 gra,s
  • Tomato - 3 (250 grams)
  • Green chilly - 2
  • Ginger paste - 1 inch piece
  • Mustard oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Green coriander - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
  • Maize flour - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp (optional)
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Red chilly powder - ¼ tsp
  • Salt - Less than 1 tsp or as per taste
  1. Clean the sarso leaves, spinach and bathua leaves. Remove stalk and separate the leaves from it. Wash them thoroughly with water, drain out the excess water.
  2. Chop the sarso leaves, spinach leaves and bathua leaves finely when dry.
  3. Also, wash tomato, green chilly and ginger, place them in mixture jar and make a fine paste.
  4. Place sarso leaves, spinach and bathua leaves in a pressure cooker, followed by ½ cup water.
  5. Close with a lid and pressure cook the greens until one whistle. After it simmers once, turn off the flame and let the steam settle down completely.
  6. Open the lid of pressure cooker and mash the veggies with a ladle or spoon.
  7. Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a wok. When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds first. After they crackle, add asafoetida, turmeric powder and coriander powder.
  8. Saute for a while and add maize flour into it.
  9. Stir constantly to roast the flour until it gets little dark in color.
  10. Now add tomato-green chilly-ginger paste into it and saute the masala until you see oil leaving the edges of masala. Keep stirring at regular intervals.
  11. When the masala is cooked well, add the mashed greens into it, followed by red chilly powder and salt. Mix well.
  12. Add 1 cup water and some green coriander as well.
  13. Cover and cook on low flame for 10 to 12 minutes. Stir the sabzi after every 1 to 2 minutes. Sabzi is now ready.
  14. Take maize flour in a big mixing bowl and add water into it in small portions to knead stiff and tight dough.
  15. Now pinch some amount of dough and knead it well for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth.
  16. Meanwhile preheat a tawa. Pinch some dough and roll into a round shape.
  17. Wet your hands with some water and flatten the dough ball into a chapatti. 18. Very gently place this rolled roti on the tawa.
  18. When the color of roti turns dark on the surface, flip the side and let it roast from the other side as well till it gets golden brown spots.
  19. Now lift the roti with tongs and roast it directly on the flame until it gets golden brown spots on both the sides.
  20. Place the roti on a bowl placed over a plate.
  21. Apply some ghee over it. Likewise prepare rest of the rotis.
  22. You can roll out rotis on polythene wrap as well. For this, apply some water on the polythene sheet.
  23. Also, apply some water on the dough ball.
  24. Place a dough ball over it.
  25. Cover the dough ball with the polythene sheet and flatten the dough ball with your palms or with help of a rolling pin.
  26. Very gently separate the roti from a polythene sheet.
  27. Place it on tawa to roast until it gets brown spots on both sides and serve after applying some ghee.
  28. Serve this tempting maize flour roti and sarso saag steaming hot and relish eating.
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