01/65 Types of desi Saag (leafy greens) that are a must have in this season
Winter brings with it a wave of blissfulness for foodies who love the enticing taste of Saag. In fact, every region of India has some amazing traditional Saag recipes that are not just tasty but are also loaded with nutrients that help in boosting immunity during the cold weather. Another reason why Saag is extensively consumed in this season is because of its warm potency and nutritional benefits that help in sustaining the cold temperature. Here are 5 types of desi saag that are a must-have in winters:
Sarson saag is a popular saag recipe from North India, especially Punjab. This dish is prepared with mustard greens(sarso saag) and is often served with makki di roti (corn flatbread) and is rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
Another popular leafy green is Palak(spinach), which is widely consumed during the winter season for its unique taste and health benefits. Loaded with the goodness of iron, folate, fiber and calcium, and vitamins A and C, this leafy green is prepared in so many unique ways by adding it to soups, curries, sabzis, parathas and what not!
Chaulai also known as Lal Saag is known as Amaranth greens in English. This nutritious saag is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. These can be used as sabzis, stir fry and parathas.
Bathua is one of the most common leafy greens prepared in most Indian households. This saag is naturally rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals like vitamin A and calcium to name a few.
Methi also known as Fenugreek is yet another saag, which is widely consumed in India during the cold weather. The leaves of Methi are slightly bitter in taste and are used in various Indian dishes. They are a good source of iron, dietary fiber, and other nutrients.
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