20 Nov 2019

Moong Dal with Purple Amaranth Leaves Receipe - କୋଶୋଳା ଶାଗ ମୁଗ

Purple Amaranth is the common name of Amaranthus bitumen which is also called Guernsey pigweed. It's an annual plant species in economically important plant family Amaranthaceae and it's good for health.


Saga Muga (Odia: ଶାଗ ମୁଗ) is the traditional Odia dish. And this time, the dish is about green or purple amaranth leaves which is locally produced & found throughout the year. This is a very tasty & also a healthy dish💓.


Pumpkin, brinjal, arum, moong dal, green or purple amaranth leaves, mustard, and cumin seeds, dry red chilly, mustard/vegetable oil, sliced onions, salt are the ingredients n the ingredients are very common.

You can skip the onions n can add a little grated ginger. This is my mother's special dish and I love to prepare this. You can enjoy this Odia style saga Muga with both rice or roti.

The main Ingredients:


  • Pumpkin
  • Brinjal
  • Arum
  • Moong Dal
  • Green or Purple Amaranth Leaves
  • Mustard
  • Cumin seeds
  • Dry Red Chilly
  • Mustard/Vegetable Oil
  • Sliced onions
  • Salt

* This blog is written by Itishreeya Sahoo.
* You can follow her on Instagram @food_stories99

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