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sarson ka saag

Sarson Ka Saag Recipe

Sarson ka saag is traditional Punjabi recipe made in winters. Mustard greens with a combination of other greens are cooked and then tempered with tomatoes, ginger and garlic. In this post, I am going to describe  How to make Sarson ka saag that tastes best with Makki ki roti.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: punjabi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Rekha Kakkar


  • 400 grams Mustard Greens
  • 400 grams spinach
  • 150 grams Bathua Chenopodium
  • 2 - 3 green chillies
  • to taste salt
  • 2 tablespoon ghee Desi (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste (finely chopped)
  • 3 Tomatoes chopped


  • Wash, clean and chop the mustard, Bathua and spinach leaves. Also chop tender stems of mustard leaves
  • Add salt, green chili and tomatoes to these greens and pressure cook the for 2-3 whistles. Remove from heat, release the pressure and allow it to cool.
  • Blend the saag in a blender jar.

To Prepare Tadka or Tempering

  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add ginger garlic and fry them for a minute.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and cook till soft and pulpy. Keep mashing them with back of spatula. 

When tomatoes are cooked add blended saag in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes and serve with makki ki roti.