(Last Updated on : 24/03/2014)
Mula Saaga is a recipe mostly popular in Odhisa
state of India. It is good for health and is also preferred in various other parts of India. This recipe is easy to make and can be prepared at home.
Ingredients of Mula Saaga:
250 gm radish leaf
1 Cup cut vegetables including potato, brinjal, pumpkin and radish.
1/3 Cup grated coconut
2 Tablespoon refined cooking oil
1/4 Cup mustard paste
2 Red chillies
1 Teaspoon pancha phutan (cumin, mustard, nigela, fenugreek, aniseed)
1 Tablespoon cooking oil
1/2 Teaspoon turmeric
5 to 6 Bodi (may or may not use)
Salt to taste
Method of Preparing Mula Saaga
Wash and cut radish leaves into small pieces.
Heat oil in a frying pan.
Add one teaspoon paanch phootan and red chillies.
Fry until it crackles.
Add radish leaves and vegetables and fry a little.
Add the mustard paste.
Add little water.
Now add turmeric powder and salt.
Once these boil add the grated coconut and the fried bodis.
Mix well and cook a bit more.
Another way of making Mula Saaga with slight change in the ingredients and preparation method:
Ingredients of Mula Saaga:
1 bunch Mula Saga
3-4 spoons of peanuts grinded to a paste with 1 red chilli and 2 garlic and cloves.
Garlic, red chilli and mustard seeds for seasoning.
1 small eggplant and same amount of pumpkin.
Oil and salt as required.
Method of Preparing Mula Saaga:
Finely chop the radish leaves.
Cut the egg plant and pumpkin into small pieces.
Boil the finely chopped leaves along with eggplant, pumpkin and the peanut paste. Cook till done.
* In a pan heat 1 spoon of oil, when hot add 1 spoon mustard seeds. When they splutter add crushed garlic and red chilli. Fry for 30-40 seconds.
Then add the cooked radish leaves to this.
Mula Saaga is a side dish hence is not consumed alone. This nutritious dish can be served with steamed rice
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