Sarson ka Saag

How many times did you think of cooking different region cuisine? Even though I grew up in India I never had different region cuisines in daily menu till I started my college. Only way to try different region cuisine is in restaurants. Thanks to internet, now a days most of them know how to make these regional classics at home.
At least weekly once I try to cook greens at home. So whenever I go for groceries I try to look for different greens. Yesterday found mustard greens so thought of making the famous punjabi dish "Sarson kaa Saag". Sarson means Mustard Leaves. Saag means mustard or spinach leaf based dish. This recipe is very simple and healthy. In Punjab this dish is served with Makki ki Roti (Flat bread made with Corn meal).

Here is the recipe for the same.


1tbsp olive oil
1 bunch of mustard leaves
1 bunch of spinach leaves
1 medium size onion (chop finely)
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp rice flour
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
2 green chilies ( increase as per your spice level)
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
salt as per taste


Wash and chop mustard and spinach leaves. Boil water and add chopped greens. Boil for 5 mts uncovered. Once greens cool down make a paste along with green chilies.(You can substitute green chilies with red chili powder)
In a pan add oil, once oil is hot add chopped onions. Once onions turn into golden color add ginger garlic paste and spices. Now add rice flour cook for 5 mts . Once onions cooked in spices add greens paste and cook while stirring. Make sure to stir or else curry will stick to the bottom. Adjust salt as per taste and remove it from heat.

Delicious and healthy Sarson ka saag is ready to be served. Serve with roti.


  1. Beautiful click, delicious saag..

  2. The saag is so green and inspiring and of course yummy looking. You really inspired me to make something, I'll start with this dish. Thanks a lot Sailaja for the recipe and the inspiration.. :o)

  3. thanks everyone..

    @Raki, You are my inspiration in cooking and blogging.

  4. Hi Sailaja, first time on your blog -yummy sarson ka saag - I blogged this a couple of days ago - what a coincidence - sending you the link - do visit :)
    Cheers, Priya