Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Meal Worth Blogging About...

Sag Gonglu

I don't always post on Wednesday. It's kind of the day, I have assigned myself to lay low and catch up on other things. However, amazing meals happen and being a food fanatic I want to share. So here I am breaking my "No Blogging Wednesday" rule to write about the most delightful meal I had...

A little while ago I discovered a great food blog called Jugalbandi. I find myself visiting it regularly for the eye-catching pictures, the exotic tasty recipes and the witty writing.

Last night everything came together to make it easy for me to try one of their recipes. I came back from my CSA with an armful of turnips, chard, hot peppers, cilantro, all ingredients required for their Sag Gonglu, a turnip and green saute that is sure to become a regular meal in our house.

spices for sag gonglu

This melange of vegetable is so perfectly spiced, with just enough heat to tease your taste buds. The turnip is shredded and the greens chopped fine so that each morsel on your fork includes their distinct flavors. A squirt of lime, acts as a fireman and extinguishes the heat in exchange a hint of fruity citrus. Everyone in our family loved it, except for Mr. Picky who thought it was too green for him. But, what does he know? He is only six... My other kids, including my husband, thought it was the best... and it was. Thank you Bee and Jai!

This is how I served it (on home-made chickpea flour roti):

sag gonglu on chickpea flour roti

I gladly submit this dish to Zlamushka for Tried and Tasted. This is a fun event, where a blog is selected once a month from which all the participants try a recipe and post about it. The deadline for this event is August 31, 2008. Check it out and try out some of Bee and Jai's awesome recipes.

sag gonglu

9 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

So vibrant!! Love all the spices.

bee said...

that looks so wonderful with the chickpea flour rotis. hank you for the kind words, dear alexa.

Mary Ann said...

This looks amazing. I love all the wonderful things that you show me on your blog!

Poonam said...

This just looks so fantastic! Great try!

Mike of Mike's Table said...

This looks excellent, especially with the roti.

Tom Aarons said...

The colors in this are so vibrant and beautiful. Yum!

Alexa said...

Mike,
Thank you for your visit and your nice comment.

Tom,
I'm glad you liked the pictures. This dish is very photogenic. :-)

Jude said...

I love chickpea roti.. making and eating it. It's so filling and satisfying like no other bread.

zlamushka said...

Wonderful Sag dish. The pickie is great. Thanks a lot for participating.

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