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Monday, October 06, 2008

Saam Savera

I recently had this dish called Saam Savera at a Gujarati restaurant and absolutely loved it. So much so that I wanted to recreate it at home. This is an original recipe to the extent that I tasted the curry, guessed what went into it and then a week later, trusted my memory to remember that taste and set about making it. The result is a non-oily yet delicious curry that goes well with rotis.

What you need:
Spinach - 1 bunch, washed and blanched/microwaved on high for 4 minutes
Onion - 1, chopped
Tomato -1, chopped
Garlic - 4 or 5 cloves, chopped
Green chilli - 1, minced (optional)
Ginger - a small piece
Carrot - 1, chopped fine and cooked
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Salt
Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Corriander seeds - 1tsp
Milk - 1/2 cup

Heat a tsp of oil. Roast the cumin and corriander seeds until lightly browned. Add in the chilli, garlic, ginger, onion and tomato and fry for a few minutes until the raw smell is gone. Let it cool and then grind it along with the blanched spinach and milk to a smooth paste.
Transfer the gravy to a kadai. Add the cooked carrots, salt, turmeric powder and garam masala. Let it simmer on low heat for a few minutes.Njoy!!!

17 comments:

Priya said...

Looks Delicious..healthy too..

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks delicious... thxs for sharing jayshree..

jayasree said...

Hearing for the first time. Considering what goes into this recipe, it sounds healthy. Now I have another way to cook spinach.

sowmya said...

looks yummy..

sra said...

Jayashre, the Shaam Savera I had at another restaurant (not Guj) consisted of spinach koftas with some paneer inside - shaam being the night/dark spinach and savera (morning) being the paneer, I think. I even saw Sanjeev Kapoor feature this dish on his show.

Your curry's a nice unusual shade of green, I like the idea of adding carrot to it. This is also the basic gravy I use for palak paneer.

Sangeeth said...

looks yummy!

mitr_bayarea said...

Very different dish, seems like a healthy palak.

Uma said...

yum, yum! lovely.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

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Shreya said...

Looks great! amazing that you prepared the dish from memory. Never heard of a dish by this name, and was thinking it may be something for breakfast and tea, but sra's explanation looks logical:D

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Aparna said...

Never heard of this dish. Looks a like a paalka paneer minus the paneer. Definitely healthier that that.

Sireesha said...

looks delicious and healthy ...will try for sure...

bee said...

wow. spinach and carrots. never had that combo before.

Sujatha said...

this is completely new to me! the ingredient list looks delicious and healthy too.. I love all gujarathi meals and would love to try this one too.. thanks for sharing:)

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Usha said...

Good combination of vegetables...looks delicious :)