Saag Bhatmas Curry (Easy Mustard Green Curry)

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This easy Saag Bhatmas curry (soybean and leafy greens) is a great way to get your daily dose of green. It can be prepared in under 30 minutes, making it a perfect weeknight dinner.

Bhatmas Saag Curry Recipe (2)

Saag Bhatmas Curry

“Saag” is the Nepali word for leafy greens, and “Bhatmas” is the Nepali word for soybeans.

The Saag Bhatmas curry is one of the most common vegetarian curries cooked in Nepali households.

I still enjoy this dish, which always brings back fond childhood memories.

This Saag Bhatmas curry recipe is simple and delicious, with just a few ingredients.

Here is a simple and easy recipe for Saag Bhatmas curry without tomato and onion.

Bhatmas Saag Curry

Bhatmas Sadeko Recipe

Ingredients

To make this dish, you will need various readily available ingredients in most grocery stores. Here are the ingredients you will need:

INGRDIENTS FOR SAAG BHATMAS CURRY

Soybean: soybeans (white or black)

Leafy green: Mustard green. Wash the leafy greens thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. Then, chop them finely.

Note: Most common leafy greens in Nepal are Spinach (Palungo Sag), Mustard Greens (Rayo Ko Sag), Fenugreek Greens (Methi Sag), Watercress (Sisnoo Sag) and Radish Greens (Mula Ko Sag). For this recipe I use mustard green but feel free to use any leafy green of your choice.

Spices: Cumin seeds, coriander, cumin, red chili kashmiri, and turmeric powder.

Seasoning: Salt to taste, ground ginger or fresh ginger, and grated garlic.

Oil: Olive oil or any vegetable cooking oil

Instructions

SAAG BHATMAS CURRY STEP 1- 4
  • Heat oil in a pan. Once hot, add cumin seeds. Let it cook for a minute.
  • Once the seeds splutter, add the soybeans and saute for 4-6 minutes on a medium-low heat until lightly browned.
  • Add ginger, garlic, and the spices – turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder to the pan. Cook the spices for a few minutes.

SAAG BHATMAS CURRY STEP 5 - 8
  • Add the chopped greens to the pan and combine everything well.
  • Cover the pan and cook the greens for 10-15 minutes on medium-low heat until they are wilted, allowing the flavors to blend.
  • Add salt to taste, then mix well. Turn off the heat. Saag Bhatmas curry is now ready to be served. Serve it with steamed rice or roti (flatbread) for a delicious and nutritious meal.

Note: Ensure not to overcook the leafy greens; otherwise, they will lose their nutrients.

Serving Suggestions

Here are a few suggestions to pair saag bhatmas curry recipe:

  • Rice: The classic pairing for any curry dish is a serving of rice. White or brown rice works well.
  • Naan: Another popular option is to serve the curry with naan bread.
  • Salad: To add some freshness to the meal, consider serving a simple salad on the side. A mix of green, spicy cucumber, and tomato salad is a great option.
  • Pickle: If you like spice, you can serve the curry with a tomato sesame pickle to complement the curry’s flavors.

Other Curry Recipes

If you are looking for more vegetarian recipes, here are some others you might enjoy:

Bhatmas Saag Curry Recipe.

Saag Bhatmas Curry (No Onion / Tomato)

Saag Bhatmas curry is a delicious vegetarian dish that pairs perfectly with rice or roti. It's packed with flavor and nutrition, and you can prepared in under 30 minutes.
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CourseMain
CuisineAsian, Nepali
CategoryCurry
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings3 people
Calories200kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Spices

  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp red chili Kashmiri powder
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric

Vegetables

  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • ½ tsp ground ginger (or fresh ginger)
  • 0.7 lb leafy greens (326 g of chopped mustard greens)

Soybean

Oil

  • ½ tbsp olive oil

Seasoning

  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan.
    ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Once hot, add cumin seeds. Let it cook for a minute.
    ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • Once the seeds splutter, add the soybeans and saute for 4-6 minutes on medium-low heat until lightly browned.
    ⅓ cup soybeans
  • Add ginger, garlic, and the spices – turmeric, red chili powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder to the pan. Cook the spices for a few minutes.
    ½ tsp ground coriander, ½ tsp red chili Kashmiri powder, 1 tsp grated garlic, ½ tsp ground ginger (or fresh ginger), ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • Put the chopped greens in the pan and combine everything well. Cover the pan and cook the greens for 10-15 minutes on medium-low heat until they are wilted, allowing the flavors to blend.
    0.7 lb leafy greens (326 g of chopped mustard greens)
  • Add salt to taste, then mix well. Turn off the heat.
    salt to taste
  • Saag Bhatmas curry is now ready to be served. Serve it with rice or roti (flatbread) for a delicious and nutritious meal.

Notes

#. The most common leafy greens in Nepal are Spinach (Palungo Sag), Mustard Greens (Rayo Ko Sag), Fenugreek Greens (Methi Sag), Watercress (Sisnoo Sag), and Radish Greens (Mula Ko Sag).
For this recipe, I use mustard green but feel free to use any leafy green of your choice.
#. Ensure not to overcook the leafy greens; otherwise, they will lose their nutrients.
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and may not be exact.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3305IU | Vitamin C: 75mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 3mg
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