Ghora saga chuna paka saga/ Leaves from veggies with Urad lentil

In India in the villages there are certain recipes which are so nutritious and healthy that if people of present generation doesn’t care to keep on those recipes, they would be lost. One such lost recipe, a traditional and heritage one is Ghora saga chuna paka saga or various leaves from vegetables cooked with Urad lentil. An ideal healthy dish to enjoy with Rice. The dish is so nutritious and when I heard from my Odisha friend I had to make it

Course – Main meal

Cuisine – Indian (Odisha)

Author – Madhu’s Kitchen

Difficulty level -Easy

Serves -2 people

Preparation time-15 mins, Cooking time-20 mins


1/4 cup Urad Dal

1/4 cup Rice

1 cup leaves of Amarnath, Radish, Malabar Spinach, Drumstick

1-2 small Ridge gourd

1 small pumpkin

1/2 tsp Panch Phoron

1 Whole Red chilli

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Salt as per taste

Mustard oil


Make a powder of roasted Urad Dal & Rice and set aside. Wash the leaves, peel and cut the pumpkin and ridge gourd into 1” squares. In a pressure cooker with little water add the leaves and vegetables, turmeric powder, salt and cook for 15 mins. Mash the vegetables. In a wok heat oil and add panchphoron (whole spices of nigella seeds, fenugreek, cumin, fennel), whole red chilli and Add the powdered Rice & Dal slowly and stir at the same time to remove lumps. Set aside. Enjoy with rice

Ghora saga chuna paka saga 😊

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