Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sassy Saag Giveaway

Did you know that I have a facebook page for the blog?  There you'll find links to other blogs I follow, recipes that I'm trying, as well as updates on local foods and trends.  Check if out if you haven't already!

Veena's Market is run by a friend of mine.  Veena is as lovely in personality as she is in her photo on the website.  Last year when she was starting her business she tested a few recipes on me and they were so yummy.  I've been meaning to try her dosa but haven't gotten around to it yet.

For Christmas I bought several packets of Veena's Sassy Saag, pictured below, and put them into my family members' stockings.  Hubbie got one, which I made for him last night with chicken and yogurt. 

I never make Indian food because I'm just not familiar with the spices and techniques used.  This saag was simple to make, healthy, and provided enough for leftovers at work the next day.  Just be careful not to burn the cumin seeds in the first step.  G-man and I both loved it and I want to share it with you.

Having made this just last night I can attest to the brilliant green in the above pic from her website.  It really is that bright emerald color!  I added yogurt to ours to stretch the sauce a bit and mine served 4, not the 2 listed on the package.  I served it on a bed of rice and it was a good and fast Tuesday night meal.

Leave a comment on this post by 7:00 p.m. PST on Saturday, January 8.  I'll randomly select a comment and send out the package of spices and instructions to a lucky winner.  One entry per person.

If you don't win, be sure to get yourself a packet (or 5) of these super spices.  Shipping is free and at $2.99 you really can't go wrong.

DISCLAIMER: Veena is a friend of mine but does not know that I'm running this contest, that I am writing anything about her, or that I ate the saag last night.  All she knows is that I bought a handful of the packets last month and that my check cleared.

The randomizer at selected "2" as the winner, so RSM, that's you!  Congratulations.  Everyone else, go get some of this Sassy Saag.  It's worthy.


  1. Mmmmmm! I love Indian food but don't make it for the same reasons. WAY back, when I was still teaching, a wonderful family used to send me authentic homemade indian food as thanks for teaching their daughter. It was by far the best food I'd ever had. I miss them and their cuisine.
    Jenn Werner

  2. i do cook indian food, but with a toddler, any help on a quick, healthy and delicious dinner is a great idea to me. i also checked out the website and am now lusting after the dosa kit- yum!

    r s milam

  3. I made it the other night with tofu and just had the left overs for dinner. YUM! I think it might have been even better tonight, if that's possible :-)
    Michelle Yang

  4. I've not tried Veena's Indian curry spice packets yet but LOVE Indian food. I think it's a great idea because I've been to an Indian cooking class and it's hard to balance the spices. I even cook curries myself! I like what you're doing with your blog.

  5. In the bonus section for the DVD Bend it Like Beckham the director of the movie does a cooking segment where she shows you how to make Aloo Gobi. Her VERY traditional Indian mother is watching carefully and doesn't think twice about telling her what she's doing wrong. It's pretty funny to watch, and the recipe turned out pretty darned tasty! (Even for a cooking novice like me!)

  6. Thai!! Yum!! However, have been checking out Indian cook books from the library lately.

    itsrenee (at) att (dot) net

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  8. Congrats on the success of the giveaway! I didn't enter only because I felt there was probably someone else that would enjoy it more.

    on a side-ish note... The facebook link in the post doesn't appear to work.. it jumps me back to the admin page for my blog. is it just me? am I holding my tongue wrong?.. I dunno... Cheers and a Happy New Year to you, G Man and all the chicks