Winter special traditional Saag recipe

Hey friends!! Are you ready to relish one of the most popular traditional dish or a complete meal of Rajasthan? What is that? Well, that is a super food for winters – “Khatey ka Saag & Bajre ki Roti” served with a piece of GUD (jaggery) and ghee. A heavenly combination from my village on your plate. Khatey ka saag has many variations like it can be prepared with barley porridge and flour in summers and with bajra or millet in winters without compromising nutrition and flavors. Millet and barley both are good to consume in their respective seasons providing numerous health benefits. This is one of the most popular food items from traditional RAJASTHANI THALI. In summers when barley is used to make this recipe, it supplies fibers to body which reduce hunger and helps in weight loss; provide Beta-Glucans which may help lower cholesterol, magnesium content in it, protect against diabetes. Now when winter is around the corner, Millet is the right grain to use for this saag. Some of the numerous health benefits of millet are as following:

  • This tiny whole grain has a wide range of antioxidants, proteins and nutrients.
  • A better substitute for them who are facing gluten allergy.
  • It will keep you warm and beat the chilling strokes.
  • Bajra is a good source of iron and calcium
  • Regulate your body temperature etc.

Let’s begin the recipe of KHATEY KA SAAG AND BAJRE KI ROTI.

Ingredients for 4 servings

Methi leaves                                                      100 gms approx.

Spinach                                                                450 gms

*you can choose greens of your choice like- chane ka saag, bathua etc.

Bajre ka dalia or millet porridge                 4 to 5 TBSP

Millet flour or besan                                       2 tbsp

Sour Curd                                                            1 cup

Asafoetida or hing                                           a generous pinch

Salt                                                                         as per taste

Chilli powder                                                      as per your taste

Water                                                                   as required



  • Wash the green leaves thoroughly and chop finely.
  • Boil porridge in a glass of water in pressure cooker without lid and add salt to it.
  • Stir it regularly to avoid lumbs.
  • Add your greens, mix them well and place the lid and take 3 whistles on medium low flame.
  • Open the lid when steam released.
  • This is the time to add curd and flour mix to it.
  • Stir it continuously till it starts boiling otherwise it may curdle.
  • After 30 mins approx. when saag is ready add mirch powder and hing(dissolved in water)
  • Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Saag is all set to be served hot any type of roti (makka, bajra or plain)



  • Take fresh millet flour, knead it with water.
  • Take a ball out of it and roll to a thick chapatti.
  • Cook it on tawa like plain chapatti.

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Today let’s discover the chef in us and unleash our culinary skill. Here we are sharing the recipe of a famous Maharashtrian breakfast, Ukkad. If you are bored of your regular rava or semolina upma, we have another delicious version of upma with rice flour and other added flavors. So let’s find out how we make this scrumptious breakfast.

Ingredients for Ukkad

Rice flour                                              1 cup
Butter milk                                           3 cups
Oil/ghee                                                2 tbsp
Grated carrot                                       1/2 cup
Boiled peas and sweet corn            1/2 cup
Curry leaves                                         10 to 12
Coriander leaves
Cumin seed                                          1 tsp
Mustard seed                                      1 tsp
Asafoetida                                            a generous pinch
Turmeric powder                              1 tsp
Grated ginger                                     1.5 inch
Crushed garlic cloves                      5 nos.
Green chilies                                      3 nos.
Salt                                                        as per taste

*You can add any vegetables of your choice


Heat oil or ghee in a pan
Add mustard and cumin seeds in it and let them splutter
Add asafoetida
Add ginger, garlic and green chilly
Add curry leaves and mix them well till 2 minutes
Now add vegetables and saute them
Now add butter milk and stir continuously otherwise it may curdle
After one boil add salt to avoid curdling
Finally add rice flour
Stir regularly to avoid lumps till it gets thick.
Add red chili powder if you wish.

Here our delicious ukkad is ready to be served in your plate.

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India is the most diverse country on the planet in terms of food, serving scrumptious numerous delicacies from different regions with their distinctive traditional flavors. Amongst them I choose to share few of famous Rajasthani curries here:

Patoda :  Patoda or pithod is a rajasthani traditional dish prepared from gram flour, which can be served with chappatis or with sauces as a snack.

Ingredient for pithod:

  • Gram flour – 1 cup
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Salt – according to taste
  • Turmeric – ½ tsp


  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Carom seeds – ½ tsp
  • Sesame seeds – ½ tsp
  • Asafoetida – one pinch
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Crushed coriander – ½ tsp
  • Salt – according to taste
  • Chilly powder – 1 tsp


Mix gram flour and water gradually to avoid lumps in a mixing bowl. Add salt and turmeric to it and transfer to a pan placed on gas stove. Turn on the flame and keep stirring the batter on medium flame until it gets thick. It takes 6-8 minutes to obtain the required thickness. Turn off the flame and remove this mixture to a oil greased plate and spread evenly. After 5-6 minutes when it cool down and settled completely cut it into small pieces of square or diamond pieces.

For tempering heat oil in pan, add all the tempering seeds, hing and let them splutter nicely. After that add dry spices, saute them quickly. At last add pithod pieces, give them a gentle toss as pithod pieces are little delicate. Pithod is ready to serve! You can try its gravy version too, which is equivalently delicious.

GATTE KI SABZI: Another special curry with soft gatte pieces to relish for long hours. Let’s begin:

Ingredients for gate:

  • Gram flour – 1 cup
  • Mustard oil – 2tbsp
  • Salt – according to taste
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Chilly powder – ¼ tsp
  • Crushed fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curd – 1.5 tbsp

Curry ingredients:

  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Carom seeds -1/2 tsp
  • Crushed coriander – ½ tsp
  • Curd – 4 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – according to taste
  • Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Tomato puree – 1 cupn


To prepare gatte mix all the above ingredients and knead a soft dough by adding little amount of water at a time. Divide the dough into small balls and roll them in cylindrical shape. Boil water in a pan, then add them and let it boil for 4-5 minutes or until they start floating. Remove them from pan in a plate and cut into small round pieces. Gatte are ready but don’t throw the boiled water, we’ll use it in curry.

For making curry heat oil in a pan, then add seeds (carom, crushed corriander and fennel), hing and spices. Give them a quick stir to avoid burning, after that add tomato puree and simmer for 3-4 minutes. At last add whisked curd, stir continuously otherwise curd may get curdled. Add kept boiled water and Cook it for another 5 minutes, then finally add gate and simmer it for 2 mines. Garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve.


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“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently (healthy) is an art”