How to make Lal Saag and Soya ki Sabzi -

Soya nuggets and lal saag sabzi- an ideal dish for a healthy meal.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Red amaranth leaves (lal saag), Soya Nuggets (सोया नगट)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Lal Saag and Soya ki Sabzi

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lal Saag and Soya ki Sabzi Recipe

  • Red amaranth leaves (lal saag) chopped 2 medium bunch

  • Soya Nuggets soaked and drained 1-1½ cups

  • Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Bay leaves 2-3

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 inch

  • Garlic chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and bay leaves and sauté till fragrant. Add ginger and garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add onion and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add tomato and sauté for 30 seconds. Add salt and sauté till tomato turns pulpy.

Step 3

Add coriander powder, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder and green chillies and sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add amaranth leaves, mix and cook for a minute. Add soya nuggets and mix. Add 1 cup water, mix and cook till it dries and soya nuggets soak the water.

Step 5

Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens, green chilli flower and red chilli flower.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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