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Saag is an Indian term meaning "green vegetable ". Saag or Palak dishes are spiced purees of spinach or other greens common in Northern India. Saag often contain additional ingredients such as potatoes, fresh cheese , chicken or chickpeas to make a more substantial dish. To make a more tasty and nourishing meal, Saag must be eaten with Chapati or Naan. Some of the popular vareities of Saag are: 1. Paalak Paneer (Spinach and fried cubes of Indian cheese) which has also 2 varieties: - Mughalai/Shahi Paalak Paneer may have Khoya - Makhani/Buttery Paalak Paneer may have heavy cream 2. Saag Wala Ghosht (Mutton with either Mustard greens or Spinach) Mustard green are common in Indian homes. Spinach is used in the restaurants for convenience. 3. Sarson ka Saag (Mustard greens) 4. Makhani Paalak (Buttery Spinach)

Saankase refers to Switzerland's cooked, pressed, hard , pressed cheese made from cows' milk from two (2) successive milkings. Saankase is made into large orange discs, aged up to five (5) years, and prized as a dessert or grating cheese for its mellow fragrant flavor.

Sabe B'harat Makhlootah refers to a classic ground spice blend that consists of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, white pepper, black pepper and coriander . Sabe B'harat Makhlootah is used extensively throughout the Middle East.

Sauternes refers to the wine-making district in France's Bordeaux region, famous for its complex, sweet wines made from grapes effected by botrytis which has also the same name - Sauturne. Sauternes also refers to a sweet, golden wine produced in the same region.

Sbrinz refers to a whole-milk cheese from a cow with its origins in Switzerland. It is hard cheese, yellow, flavorful and is very mellow and tangy. It is the oldest of the Swiss cheeses that has its origin in Roman times. Sbrinz is aged from 18 months to 3 years. The softer younger versions of Sbrinz are known as Spalen.

Surkal refers to the Norway dish made of cooked shredded cabbage smoothed with a cream sauce sharpened with a splash of vinegar and then sprinkled with black caraway seeds.