sarson ka saag

Sarson Ka Saag Pakistani Recipe(Mustard leaves)

Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson ka saag is a popular vegetarian dish from the Pakistan. It is made from mustard greens and spices such as ginger and garlic. It is often served with Makki ki roti. Good for skin, hair, heart, brain and digestion. A good alternative for gluten-sensitivity. Sarson or mustard leaves: Rich in top-class antioxidants and essential micronutrients, primarily iron. Good for hypertension and heart patients.


Sarson Ka Saag

A unique and delicious way to eat leafy mustard greens.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Servings 4
Calories 204 kcal


  • 4 cup mustard greens sarson, tightly packed
  • 1 cup spinach tightly packed
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 0.75 cup ghee or butter more for tempering.
  • 2 large cloves garlic chopped
  • tsp mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 medium onion, chooped
  • 1 ½ tbsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger chooped
  • 2 medium tomato , raw purée


Cook the greens

  • Wash mustard green in hot water for 3-4 times until water runs clear.
  • Boil mustard green and spinach with turmeric, cumin, salt, and water for 30 minutes until soft and almost all water dries. Cook on medium heat with the lid covered.
  • Let the greens cool then blend into a coarse paste. Just 1 or 2 very short pulse.

Make the curry

  • simultaneously in another pot, heat ghee or butter. Fry garlic, mustard and fenugreek seed for 30 second on medium heat.
  • Now add green chilli paste, onion and ginger and fry for 5 minutes until onions are soft.
  • Finally add tomato puree and cook further for 10 minutes or until oil separates.
  • Add the mustard-green and spinach mixture to the pot and mix well.
  • Add maize flour and adjust consistency of curry by adding water. Continue to cook and let the curry simmer for 5-7 minutes until curry thicken.

To Serve

  • Fry 1 teaspoon chopped garlic in 1-2 tablespoons of ghee in a pan. Fill a serving bowl with sarson and pour the tempering over it. Serve hot. Similarly, tempering is poured on each serving.


Mustard green can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.
Keyword Saag recipe, Sarson ka saag


Sarson ka Saag te Makki ki Roti is a signature delicacy of Punjab. This delicious and nutrient rich combination is prepared during the winters, especially on the occasion of the festival of Lohri.

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