Straight from Punjab – ‘Sarson Ka Saag’

Sarron Da Saag or Sarson ka saag is a popular curry in the Punjab region of India, made from mustard leaves (sarson) and spices. This is typically a Punjabi dish and it tastes really delicious with Makki ki Roti (Indian maize flat bread) and dollops of fresh butter (unprocessed white butter) or best with pure desi ghee (clarified butter).

This dish originated from the Punjab region of India and is popular all over Northern India. During mustard growing season (November to February), green fields of Punjab and North India are covered with ‘sarson ke phool’, the yellow mustard flowers. Green leaves of mustard are used like spinach and made into a delicious sag/saag.

Makke Di Roti & Sarson Ka Saag

Makke Di Roti & Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag with Makke Di Roti is the passion of Punjab on a platter bringing out their culinary delights. However sarson ka saag is a world famous delicacy that activates one’s taste buds and leaves you asking for more.


Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag

500gms Mustard leaves
200gms Spinach
200gms Bathuwa
3 Garlic cloves
1 inch Ginger
2 Green chilli
Salt To Taste
1 tbsp Maize flour
1 Pinch Sugar
2 tbsp Ghee
1 Asafoetida
1 Pinch Onions,
1 tsp chopped Red chilli powder
1 Pinch Turmeric powder

  • Clean and wash sarson, spinach and bathuwa. Chop the leaves finely.
  • Chop ginger, garlic cloves and chillies.
  • Pressure cook the spinach, sarson, bathuwa with garlic, ginger and chillies. When cool, grind it to smooth paste.
  • Heat ghee in a vessel, add hing and onions. Fry until light brown. Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix well.
  • Add the ground saag and simmer the flame. Cook for few minutes.
  • Add the maize flour, red chilli powder, sugar and stir well.
  • Serve hot with paratha or makki ki roti.
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