Sarson ka Saag Recipe | How to make sarson ka saag

Sarson ka Saag

Sarson ka saag is a popular dish in North India specially Punjab, made from mustard leaves, spinach leaves and spices. Sarson ka saag is a traditional dish and is usually served with makki di roti. 

Traditional sarson ka saag is prepared with a proportion of bathua, spinach, fenugreek leaves and sarson leaves. Personally I prefer the combination of spinach and sarson leaves to get the taste that we want. Sarson leaves have a unique flavour that is mildly bitter so in order to decrease the bitterness we have added spinach leaves.

Sarson ka Saag

Ingredients :

  • 1 bunch mustard leaves (sarson ke patte)
  • 1 bunch spinach (palak)
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (finely chopped)
  • 8-9 garlic cloves/lehsun (finely chopped)
  • 1 inch ginger/adrak (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp maize flour
  • 1/2 cup whisked curd
  • salt to taste

Method :

  • Clean and chop the mustard leaves and spinach.
  • Thoroughly wash the greens in running water.
  • Pressure cook mustard leaves, green chili and spinach with 1/2 cup of water for 1 whistle.
  • When the pressure is released keep aside for 2-3 minutes to cool slightly.
  • Now blend with hand blender and keep aside the mixture.
  • Heat ghee in a pan. Now add cumin seeds and when it starts crackling, add chopped lehsun.
  • Saute till the raw aroma disappears, add chopped onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the finely chopped tomato, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder and mix well.
  • Cook till the ghee separates from masala.
  • Add maize flour to whisked curd and whisk well.
  • Now pour this curd mixture to the masala and stir continuously for a while.
  • Once the mixture is cooked, add the sarson spinach mixture and mix well.
  • Now add salt to taste and cook for 5 minutes on low flame. Switch off the flame.
  • Serve hot sarson ka saag with makki ki roti.


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