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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 the 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 are 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 and 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

About the Author:

Food blogger Itishreya Sahoo

Itishreya Sahoo, an Odia food blogger born and brought up in Nayagarh, Odisha. She loves to cook and share with everyone. As a foodie, she not only shares her food with family and friends, also shares lots of recipes on her Instagram feed.

Follow her on Instagram @food_stories99.

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