What’s winter without sarson da saag and makki di roti?! Well, it exists but it exists just as much something sad and miserable exists. Winter without this delicious combination is one that you haven’t truly experienced. With some gud, with some white butter, with some spicy and masaledaar achaar, and juxtaposing it with the refreshing coldness of dahi.
Whether it is at a dhaba while on a road trip, or home cooked on a brisk afternoon, this dish is what commences the change in weather and on our palates. It is when the greens in our household vegetable repertoire grows manifold. When the kadhai paneer swiftly becomes palak paneer, and aloo pyaaz becomes aloo methi.
Why we believe that sarson da saag and makke di roti is the real winter MVP is because it complements all what the season stands for. It stands for lazy lunches, and copious amount of carbs and indulgence that never shows behind all the knit layers we don.
Lastly, this delectable pair-up makes us yearn for more. It’s the food that beats out all comforting winter foods, the humility of this dish – earthen yet ubiquitous – makes us fans. The simplicity of it, the understatedness of it, and most importantly the accessibility of this dish. Plus mustard and maize are a healthy couple that add that layer of conscience and consciousness on our plate!