Sarson Ka Saag : Typical Punjabi Flavour Right In Your Kitchen

Sarson Ka Saag is a traditional Punjabi vegetarian dish made up of Green Mustard Leaves. Originating from Punjab, Sarson Ka Saag is now quite famous in the Indian subcontinent, especially in northern India. When we specifically talk about Punjabi food, the first thing that comes to mind is Makki Ki Roti and Sarson Ka Saag. It is a health sabzi with lots of nutrients including fibre, protein, vitamin K, manganese, calcium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C. Also, Sarson Ka Saag is fabulous in taste after adding so many spices.

More To Know About Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson is actually the leaf of the mustard plant. Yes, the same mustard is used to make mustard oil and is highly used in cooking. During winters and spring, the fields of Northern India and Punjab are flooded with Sarson Ka Phool. The green leaves of this plant are used to make Sarson Ka Saag and they are very healthy because of being high in nutrients. In India, a total of 9 varieties of Saag are found among which, Sarson Ka Saag is the most common and popular one.

Sarson Ka Saag and Makki Ki Roti form an amazing food combo and it is a signature dish of Punjab. As mustards are yielded during winters, Sarson Ka Saag is mainly cooked during winters only, especially on the occasion of Lohri. So let’s look into how you can prepare this very healthy and tasty Punjabi dish in your kitchen.

Ingredients For Sarson Ka Saag:

  • Mustard Greens 
  • Spinach Leaves
  • Roughly Chopped Ginger
  • Green Chillies
  • Sliced Garlic
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Corn Flour

For The Tadka:

  • Ghee
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Chopped Garlic
  • 4-Chopped Onion 
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt
  • Garam Masala


  1. For Sarson Ka Saag: Firstly, mix the spinach leaves and mustard greens and add them to a pressure cooker. Now add ginger, green chillies, garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder and water to it. Then cook all these ingredients in the cooker for 5 to 7 whistles. After the lid is opened, add cornflour and let it thicken on low flame.
  2. For Tadka: Take a pan and add ghee, cumin seeds, garlic and onion to it. Then let the onions cook till brown and then add red chilli powder and salt. Now cook it on high flame.

Now add the tadka to saag followed by garam masala. Well, your delicious Sarson Ka Saag is ready to be served at the dinner table. Additionally, you can also make Makki Ki Roti make the Punjabi pair look complete and even more tasty.