Authentic Punjabi Sarson Ka SaagAuthentic Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag

Begin your culinary journey by embracing the authenticity of Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag. Follow these simple steps, and you’ll be on your way to savoring the true essence of Punjabi cuisine.
Step 1: Gather the Finest Ingredients
Start with the foundation – fresh mustard greens, spinach, and bathua. Ensure the highest quality for an unparalleled flavor profile. Add a dash of authenticity with ginger, garlic, and green chilies.

Step 2: The Art of Blending
Blend the greens into a smooth, vibrant mixture, creating a symphony of flavors. This step is crucial to achieving the perfect texture and consistency that defines traditional Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag.

Step 3: A Symphony of Spices
Infuse your creation with the aromatic spices that characterize this Punjabi delicacy. Cumin, coriander, and garam masala dance together to create a tantalizing medley of tastes, awakening your senses.

Step 4: The Magic of Slow Cooking
Channel the culinary wisdom of generations past by slow-cooking your Sarson Ka Saag. Allow the flavors to meld and intensify, creating a dish that captures the essence of Punjabi traditions.

Authentic Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag Recipe

Ingredients for Authentic Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag:

1 bunch mustard greens (sarson)
1 bunch spinach
1/2 bunch bathua (optional)
3-4 green chillies, chopped
1-inch ginger, grated
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
2-3 tbsp maize flour (makki ka atta)
Salt, to taste
1/2 cup ghee or clarified butter
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala

How to make Authentic Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag


  • Wash the mustard greens, spinach, and bathua thoroughly. Chop them finely.
  • Boil the chopped greens in a large pot with enough water, salt, green chillies, ginger, and garlic. Cook until the greens are soft and well-cooked.
  • Once cooked, blend the greens into a coarse puree using a hand blender or a traditional “madhani” (wooden churner).
  • In a separate pan, heat ghee. Add cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add chopped onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, and salt. Cook until the tomatoes are soft and the oil separates.
  • Add the pureed greens to the pan and mix well. Cook for 15-20 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Sprinkle maize flour (makki ka atta) over the greens and mix well to avoid lumps.
  • Continue cooking on low heat until the mixture thickens and the maize flour is well-cooked.
  • Add garam masala and mix well. Adjust salt and spices according to taste.
  • Serve hot with makki ki roti (corn flatbread) and a dollop of butter.

Enjoy your homemade Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag!