Indian Sarson Ka Saag

Indian Sarson Ka Saag

This preparation of mustard leaves is a traditional north Indian recipe which is a staple for winters. It is made with using other green leafy vegetables like radish leaves and spinach and bathua. The saag is packed with antioxidants and a rich source of iron, dietary fiber, and several other nutrients. It is good for eye health and also helps in control the cholesterol levels. Let’s dive into a tasty and healthy recipe.



  • In a large, deep bottomed pan or a 3 ltr capacity pressure cooker, add the mustard leaves, bathua leaves and spinach with the chopped tomato, ginger garlic paste, chopped tomato, ginger-garlic paste, salt, and water.
  • Cook it for 1 whistle in the pressure cooker over medium flame. If cooking in a pan, let it simmer until everything turns mushy for about 10 minutes.
  • Turn the cooker off after a whistle. Remove the lid when pressure escapes and let the preparation cool down at room temperature.
  • After it cools down add the cornflour and transfer it into a blender/ grinder jar.
  • Blend it till the mixture forms a puree.
  • Transfer it back to the same pan or cooker.
  • Let cook for 10 minutes or so on low flame while stirring occasionally to avoid it from getting burnt.
  • While it cooks, prepare the tempering by heating ghee or oil in a small pan on medium flame. Add the onion and chili and fry till the onions turn light brown.
  • Turn the flame off and pour the tampering on the sag while it’s still sizzling.
  • Serve hot with makke ki roti.

Nutritional Value

Calories 92.4
Carbohydrate 7.8 g
Fiber 5 g
Protien 5.4 g

Sarson ka saag is a favorite winter staple in India. It is packed with health and taste so much so that it will become an instant hit. You can serve it as a side dish with makke ki roti for a delicious winter meal.

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