Monday, 18 April 2016
Kafula / Kafuli Saag #sikandalouscuisine
A hidden gem from Garhwal , Kafuli is saag made with seasonal leafy green, mainly spinach and methi , though there are no hard and fast rules as any available leafy green can and are used . Some make this thin , others thick .This is pure rustic food , poor mans food , and water that was used to boil rice in is added here to form the gravy.We make it like a thick soup .
2 Bunches Spinach.
1/2 Bunch Methi Greens - Optional on availability.
5-7 Green Chilies.
1 Teaspoon Black Mustard Seeds - or Jeera is also used depending on the area .
Finely chop greens , boil in a bit of water with green chilies till greens are limp. Then on a Sil Butta grind coarsely( in a modern kitchen ! ) or in the pot itself pound it down randomly.Add rice water and salt ,cook covered on low for about 20 minutes , give a tarka in mustard oil.Keep it simple - this tastes fantastic !