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Sarson Da Saag

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Energy 302.53 Cal Protein 4.52 g
Lipid 17.79 g Carbohydrate 32.27 g
Fiber 4.28 g Sugar 1.33 g

Ingredients List of Sarson Da Saag

Grocery List
Quantity Units Ingredients Notes
120.00 gm MUSTARD Leaves, About 5 bunches
40.00 gm SPINACH 1 bunch
40.00 gm Bathua 1 bunch
5.00 tbsp OLIVE OIL
15.00 gm GINGER
20.00 gm GARLIC 5-6 cloves
4.00 oz ONIONS
15.00 gm GREEN CHILI
1.00 tsp SALT
2.00 tbsp CORNMEAL

Sarson Da Saag Tags: Family Recipe High Fibre Traditional

rishitasingh Date: November 5, 2018
Region: INDIAN
Cuisine: Punjabi
Type: Vegetables
Course: Main Course

Prep Time

15 Mins

Cooking Time

15 Mins


4 servings

Introduction of Sarson Da Saag

What is Sarson Da Saag?

Sarson da saag is a popular vegetarian and tasty recipe from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, made from mustard greens (sarson) and spices.

The dish is regarded as the traditional way to prepare saag and is usually served with makki di roti (literally “unleavened corn bread”). It can be topped with either butter or more traditionally with ghee (clarified butter). Some spinach may be added to enhance colour and thicken the dish, though this may alter the flavor. This is an easy and homemade recipe which can be easily prepared without many complications.

Health Benefits of Sarson Da Saag –

Mustard greens or sarson da saag is incredibly healthy, packed with huge amounts of minerals and vitamins, and has very few calories so it is a perfect diet and healthy recipe. Consuming mustards on a regular basis will broaden your nutrient consumption, provide you with energy, as well as include a distinctive splash of color to just about any dish you prepare.

Sarson da saag supplies the greatest amounts of three powerful antioxidants: vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C. The antioxidants and sulfur in sarson da saag triggers detoxifying actions, which help in maintaining cardio health, avoid cancer and also prevent various other long-term illness and diseases. An excellent source of both calcium and potassium, mustard greens encourages good bone health and assists in preventing bone diseases like brittle bones. Furthermore, vegetables with higher quantities of dietary fiber like sarson assist in managing the metabolism and sustain a sound body weight.

Mustard is a winter and spring delicacy, and its relative abundance in Punjab, Rajasthan, and North-East has made it one of the most popular dishes in those regions.

Preparation Steps of Sarson Da Saag

Step 1

Heat three tablespoons olive oil in a pan, add ginger, garlic, and onion and sauté for two to three minutes. Roughly chop mustard leaves.

Step 2

Add to pan and stir. Roughly chop spinach and bathua. Add to pan and stir. Break the green chillies and add to the pan.

Step 3

Add salt to taste and stir well. Let it cook till the greens turn soft.

Step 4

Add cornmeal dissolved in a little water and continue to cook till the greens are completely cooked. Cool and grind to a coarse paste.

Step 5

Transfer to the pan. Add the remaining olive oil and mix. Simmer for two to three minutes. Serve hot with makki ki roti.


Enjoy your tasty and healthy recipe of sarson da saag.


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