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Sarson Ka Saag

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (3 Reviews)


Sarson Ka Saag
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This typically Punjabi (North Indian) dish tastes really nice with Makki Ki Roti (Indian maize flatbread) and a dollop of fresh butter.


  • 1 bunch spinach washed and chopped fine (approximately 1/2 lb or 250 gms)
  • 1 bunch mustard greens washed and chopped fine (approximately 1/2 lb or 250 gms)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger (or paste)
  • 1 tbsp grated garlic (or paste)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tbsps ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 large onion grated
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • Juice of 1/2 a lime/ lemon
  • 1 tbsp bengal gram flour/ maize flour


  • Mix the greens, green chillies and salt to taste and boil in 1 cup of water till cooked.
  • Mash the greens mix well to make a course paste.
  • In another pan, heat the ghee on a medium flame. When hot add the grated onion and fry till pale golden.
  • Add all the other ingredients and fry till oil separates from the masala (onion-spice mix).
  • Add the greens mix to this and stir till blended.
  • Garnish with a dollop of butter and serve with Makki Ki Roti (Indian maize flatbread).
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 5 out of 5
, Member deputycleric

Thank you for this recipe. I am not of Indian background, but am learning to cook my favorite Indian dishes. This is one of my favorites. I often have it with toasted onion nan bread. Needless to say, India has some of the most wonderful vegetarian cuisine anywhere!

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