SUNSUNIYA SAAG ( Sushni Leaves )

This aquatic plant looks like clover but is actually a type of miniature fern. Its leaves are recommended for the treatment of insomnia, hypertension, diarrhoea, respiratory diseases and skin diseases.

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It is widely consumed in West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand.

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                                                                         SUNSUNIYA SAAG

Preparation Time : 10min Cooking Time : 15min
Serves: 2
Cuisine: Odiya
course: side dish
Author: Resmarani

INGREDIENTS FOR SUNSUNIYA SAAG

  • Sunsuniya saag – 500gm
  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tbs
  • Dried red chilli – 2 nos
  • Onion – 1 medium size, sliced
  • Moong dal-1/2 cup (soaked for 1hr)
  • Vegetable-2 cups(Pumkin,egg plant)
  • Salt to taste

PREPARATION

Steps of Sunsuniya saag recipe:

1.Clean saag properly and cut vegetables into small pieces .

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds,dry chili, when mustard seeds begin to splutter add the onion slices, fry it till onion starts to become golden brown .40347637_289925218472939_4632657033768730624_n
  2. Then add moong dal,vegetables mix properly.
  3. Cover it and cook for 4-5min or till cooking properly.

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5 .Then add Sunsuniya saag/green leafy with salt as required. (Less salt is preferred in leafy vegetables).

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6.Stir it and cover it till the saga is well cooked. Remove from flame and serve it hot with rice or pakhala.

 

A Quick Summary:

Ingredients

  • Sunsuniya saag – 500gm
  • Mustard oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds-1/2 tbs
  • Dried red chilli – 2 nos
  • Onion – 1 medium size, sliced
  • Moong dal-1/2 cup (soaked for 1hr)
  • Vegetable-2 cups(Pumkin,egg plant)
  • Salt to taste

Method

1.Clean saag properly and cut vegetables into small pieces .

2.Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds,dry chili, when mustard seeds begin to splutter add the onion slices, fry it till onion starts to become golden brown .

3.Then add moong dal,vegetables mix properly.

4.Cover it and cook for 4-5min or till cooking properly.

5 .Then add Sunsuniya saag/green leafy with salt as required. (Less salt is preferred in leafy vegetables).

6.Stir it and cover it till the saga is well cooked. Remove from flame and serve it hot with rice or pakhala.