I have been seeing this combination floating around the blog-world lately and very tempted as it would be perfect garma-garam food in these cold days..
The problem was finding mustard greens, I have never used them so do not even know what they look like - I did try in farmers market and the frozen section of the grocery store but to no luck..
Then I thought, why not try it with some other greens..maybe that bunch of fresh baby spinach I just got from farmers market ??
and lo and behold, a very satisfying meal:
Makke ki roti:
2 cups cornmeal flour2 tbsp whole wheat flour1 tbsp oil ( I used olive oil)warm water to knead.Salt to tasteKnead the dough and keep aside for 10-15 minutes. Form small balls and roll within 2 plastic sheets i.e a ziploc cut open on three ends . (This tip really worked for me , as it is a bit difficult to roll a roti as the dough is not very flexible). Cook it on a girdle as any paratha.
Palak ki saag:
1 bunch of spinach with some ends cut and heated in microwave with some water - about 7-8 minutes1 med onion chopped fine1 med tomato chopped fine1 tsp ginger grated/chopped fine2 green chillis chopped fine1/2 tsp garam masala1 tbsp cornmeal used in rotisalt to tasteoil to tasteHeat some oil in a pan and saute the onions followed by ginger,chillies and tomatoes. Saute till its cooked and leaving side then add blanched spinach with the cornmeal. Add masala and salt and let it simmer for abt 10 mins on low. I threw in a handful of frozen corn to add some color and cos I love spinach and corn combination and it wasnt a bad idea either...