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Aalan ka Saag Recipe

Aalan ka Saag

A unique combination made into a `daal' like preparation with spinach, besan and moong dal.

  • Total Cook Time 50 mins
  • Prep Time 05 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Aalan ka Saag

  • 1 cup loosely packed chopped palak (spinach)
  • 5 cups (960 gm) water
  • 1/2 cup (60 gm) besan (chick-pea/gram flour)
  • 1 Tbsp (30 gm) ghee (clarified butter)
  • 2-3 sabut lal mirch (whole red peppers) broken into large pieces
  • 1 tsp jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/4 tsp heeng (asafoetida)
  • 2 Tbsp moong daal chhilkewali (split green gram), washed
  • 1/2 tsp haldi (turmeric powder)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp salt or to taste
  • Chaat masala
  • Lemon wedges

How to Make Aalan ka Saag

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Mix in a little of the water into the besan to form a smooth paste, and then add the rest of the water and keep aside.
Heat the ghee, and add the chilli powder, jeera and heeng.
When they darken a bit, add the daal and saute for a few seconds.
Add to this the water mixture and bring to a boil and then simmer.
Add the haldi, chilli powder, salt and the palak, and continue simmering, till the liquid looks smooth--about 15 minutes.
Serve hot with the chaat masala and the lemon wedges on the side.
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