Sarson Ka Saag

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Sarson Ka Saag..a popular north Indian vegetable dish made with mustard leaves and spices, traditionally served with makki ki roti…can be topped with butter or ghee..  

  • Preparation Time – 15 Mins
  • Cooking Time – 30 Mins
  • Makes 4 servings


Sarson Ka Saag…a winter delicacy loved by almost everyone and traditionally paired with makki ki roti. It has very distinct flavour, super healthy as it has green leafy vegetables and super easy to make. I had to try this recipe as its my first time to make Sarson Ka saag at home. Its really fun when you make something new which looks like impossible to make but this vegetable dish is super super easy and when health comes in mind Sarson Ka Saag get full marks.It has mustard leaves, spinach leaves and lamb’s quarters (Bathua) and some spices.


                               Ingredients For Sarson Ka Saag

  • Fresh Mustard Leaves (Sarson) – 5 Bunches
  • Fresh Spinach Leaves (Palak) – 1 Bunch
  • Fresh Lamb’s Quarter (Bathua) – 1 Bunch
  • Gram Flour (Besan) or Maize Flour(makai) – 3 Tablespoons
  • Cumin Seeds (zeera) – 1 Teaspoon
  • Fennel  Seeds (saunf) – 1 Teaspoon
  • Asafoetida Powder (Heeng) – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Onion – 2 Finely Chopped
  • Ginger Paste – 1 Tablespoon
  • Garlic Paste – 1 Tablespoon
  • Tomato – 2 into a Fine paste
  • Green Chilies – 2 Finely Chopped
  • Coriander Powder – 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 Tablespoon
  • Vegetable Oil – 2 Tablespoons
  • Salt to taste

Sarso ka saag recipe


Method For Sarson Ka Saag
  • Wash all green leafy vegetables and cook them in a pressure cooker with 1 cup of water. Switch off the flame in 2 whistle.
  • Keep aside to cool and then blend to a coarse paste using mixer.
  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
  • When crackle add asafoetida (heeng) powder.
  • Add chopped onion and saute for 2 mins
  • Add ginger and garlic paste and saute for another 2 mins
  • Add gram flour(besan) and saute for 1 min.
  • Add tomato paste, coriander powder, turmeric powder and chopped green chilies and cook for 5 mins.
  • Add the green coarse paste ,garam masala and salt.
  • Add little bit of water, stir well and cook till the oil starts to separates.
  • Serve hot with paratha or makki ki roti.
Handy Tip
  • Other vegetables like broccoli or fenugreek leaves(methi) can be added to make it more flavorful and healthy.

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