Haak ka Saag

Our Weekly Sale from April 13th – 19th celebrates the culinary traditions of Vaisakhi. This spring holiday, also known as Baisakhi, is traditionally celebrated on either April 13th or 14th and has been celebrated as a harvest festival in Punjab – an area of northern India – for a long time, even before it became so important to Sikhs. In 1699, Guru Gobind Singh chose the festival as the moment to establish the Khalsa – that’s the collective name given to Sikhs who’ve been baptized, and thus marks the time when Sikhism was born as a collective faith. Like many celebratory holidays, Vaisakhi is marked with singing, dancing, parades, colorful attire, and delicious foods that honor the harvest. With this in mind, we share this haak ka saag recipe hailing from the Punjab region of northern India. The recipe’s author describes it as “lip-smackingly good peasant food” which pairs well with the tandoori chicken recipe also featured this week on our Blog and Weekly Sale display