Sarson Ka Saag


  • 1 bunch (1/2 pound) spinach (washed and finely chopped)
  • 1 bunch (1/2 pound) mustard greens (washed and finely chopped)
  • 2 green chilies
  • Dash of salt, or to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 large onion (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic or garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (juice of 1/2 a lime or lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon Bengal gram flour or maize flour
  • Garnish: Unsalted butter


  • Gather the ingredients.
  • In a medium pot, mix the spinach, mustard greens, green chilies, and salt to taste. Add 1 cup water and boil until cooked.
  • Mash the greens and mix well to make a coarse paste.
  • In another pan, heat the ghee on a medium flame. When hot, add the grated onion and fry until a pale golden color.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and fry until the oil separates from the masala (onion-spice mix).
  • Add the greens to this and stir until fully blended.
  • Garnish with a dollop of butter and serve with makki ki roti (Indian maize flatbread).
  • Enjoy!

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