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sarson saag or Indian Pakistani mustard greens served in a pot with a dallop of butter melting over it.
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Sarson ka Saag Recipe

A unique and delicious way to eat leafy mustard greens.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Pakistani
Keyword Mustard greens recipe Indian style, Sarsoon ka saag recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 204kcal


  • 4 cup mustard greens sarson, tightly packed
  • 1 cup spinach (palak), tightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup ghee or butter more for tempering.
  • 2 large cloves garlic chopped
  • teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoon green chilli paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger chopped
  • 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.


Calories: 204kcal