Sarson ka saag

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Sarson Ka Saag
Makki ki roti with saag
CourseMain course
Place of originIndian subcontinent
Region or stateNorth India region of the Indian subcontinent
Associated national cuisineIndia
Main ingredientsMustard leaves

Sarson Ka Saag (as it is known in Hindi or Sarhon Da Saag, in Punjabi or Sareyan Da Saag[1] in Dogri) is a popular vegetarian dish from the northern region of the Indian subcontinent. It is made from mustard greens (sarson) and spices such as ginger and garlic. It is often served with makki ki roti. Sarson Ka Saag and makki ki roti is considered a special dish in entire North India.[2] It is eaten only in the winter season.

Origins and history[edit]

The dish is regarded as the traditional way to prepare saag and is usually served with makki ki roti (unleavened cornbread).[3] It can be topped with either Makkhan (unprocessed white butter or processed yellow butter) or more traditionally with ghee (clarified butter). Some spinach (called palak in Hindi) may be added to enhance colour and thicken the dish, though this may alter the flavor.[4]

Mustard is a winter and spring delicacy, and its relative abundance in Punjab has made it one of the most popular dishes in those regions.[5]


  1. ^ Śāstrī, Rāmanātha; Mohana, Madana; Langeh, Baldev Singh (1970). (Rajata jayantī abhinandana grantha) (in Hindi). Ḍogarī Saṃsthā.
  2. ^ Hamārā sāhitya (in Hindi). Lalitakalā, Saṃskṛti, va Sāhitya Akādamī, Jammū-Kaśmīra. 1995.
  3. ^ Laveesh Bhandari, Sumita Kale, "Indian states at a glance, 2008-09: Punjab : performance, facts and figures", Pearson Education India, 2009, ISBN 81-317-2345-3, section 4.7.2
  4. ^ Jiggs Kalra, Pushpesh Pant, "Classic Cooking Of Punjab", tumhari aisi kitasi Allied Publishers, 2004, ISBN 81-7764-566-8, page 42.
  5. ^ "Sarson ka saag / Makki ki roti". 19 February 2014. Retrieved 27 February 2017.