Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki Roti

Sarson ka Saag
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Embark on a culinary expedition across the vibrant fields of Punjab with the legendary Sarson ka Saag. This authentic Punjabi delicacy, crafted from the robust flavors of mustard greens, stands as a testament to the bountiful agricultural heritage of India. In this gastronomic journey, we’ll delve into its origins, share exclusive tips, and lead you through the process of crafting a bowl of Sarson ka Saag that encapsulates the very essence of Punjabi cuisine.

Origin and History

Sarson ka Saag, literally translated as mustard greens curry, traces its roots to the fertile lands of Punjab. This dish is a celebration of the winter harvest, where mustard greens are abundant, and the aroma of slow-cooked saag fills the air. For generations, Punjabi households have perfected the art of preparing Sarson ka Saag, turning it into a culinary tradition that is cherished across the Indian subcontinent.

Tips and Techniques

  • Fresh and Lively Greens: Opt for fresh and youthful mustard greens to infuse your Sarson ka Saag with a tender texture and robust flavor.
  • Slow and Steady Cooking: Allow the saag to simmer slowly over an extended period, letting the flavors harmonize and intensify, resulting in a dish that is both rich and aromatic.
  • Tempering Alchemy: Elevate your saag by tempering it with ghee, garlic, and cumin seeds, creating an irresistible aroma and adding depth to the overall flavor profile.
  • Perfect Pairing: Complete the experience by serving Sarson ka Saag with Makki di Roti (corn flatbread) for a quintessential Punjabi meal that perfectly encapsulates the essence of the region.

How to Use Saag – fresh mustard leaves

Enhance your Sarson ka Saag experience with a high-quality (fresh mustard leaves). Follow these simple steps:

  • Acquire the Mix: Purchase a reliable Sarso Ka Saag – (fresh mustard leaves) from your local spice market or grocery store.
  • Prepare Mustard Greens: Wash and chop fresh mustard greens and cook them until tender.
  • Add the Mix: Stir in the Sarson ka Saag Masala Recipe Mix to infuse the saag with a blend of aromatic spices.
  • Temper for Flavor: In a separate pan, temper ghee with cumin seeds and minced garlic. Pour this aromatic mix over your Saag.
  • Serve and Enjoy: Pair with Makki di Roti and relish the authentic flavors of Punjab.

How to make Sarson ka Saag

Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki Roti “Warm Up Your Winter”

Recipe by ImamCourse: Main CourseCuisine: Indian, Punjabi


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Sarson ka Saag, with its velvety texture and the pungent aroma of mustard greens, is a celebration of the bountiful winter harvest in Punjab. Each spoonful is a symphony of flavors, transporting you to the heart of India’s agricultural heritage.


  • For Sarson ka Saag:
  • Mustard Greens: 4 cups, finely chopped

  • Spinach: 2 cups, finely chopped

  • Bathua (Chenopodium album): 1 cup, finely chopped

  • Green Chillies: 2, finely chopped

  • Ginger: 1 tablespoon, minced

  • Garlic: 4 cloves, minced

  • Onion: 1, finely chopped

  • Tomatoes: 2, finely chopped

  • Cornmeal: 2 tablespoons

  • Salt: To taste

  • Ghee: 2 tablespoons

  • For Makki ki Roti:
  • Maize Flour (Makki Atta): 2 cups

  • Water: Enough to make a soft dough

  • Salt: A pinch

  • Ghee: For cooking


  • Step 1: Prepping the Greens
  • Begin by washing and finely chopping the mustard greens, spinach, and bathua. In a large pot, bring them to a gentle boil until they are tender.
  • Step 2: Flavor Infusion
  • In a separate pan, heat ghee and sauté chopped onions until golden brown. Add minced garlic, ginger, and green chillies, followed by tomatoes. Cook until the mixture forms a fragrant masala.
  • Stage 3: Green Orchestra
  • Join the sautéed masala with the bubbled greens. Mix in cornmeal to thicken the saag. Season with salt and let it stew on low intensity, permitting the flavours to merge into an amicable mix.
  • Step 4: Makki ki Roti Ballet
  • In a mixing bowl, knead maize flour with water and a pinch of salt to form a soft dough. Divide it into small portions and roll them into flat discs. Cook each roti on a hot griddle, smearing with ghee until golden brown.


  • Sarson ka Saag with Makki ki Roti is something other than a feast; it’s a social encounter on a plate. The hearty flavours and dietary goodness make it a loved dish in Punjabi families. Thus, focus in, assemble the fixings, and let the fragrance of Punjab fill your kitchen. This recipe isn’t just about food; it’s tied in with creating recollections and enjoying each nibble of custom.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10g 16%
    • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
    • Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
      • Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
    • Protein 5g 10%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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