Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Sarsoon Ka Saag


So I finally found sarsoon (mustard leaves) and the person to find it for me was none other than my treasured maid Smile she found it at a shop near her house and kindly brought it for me, she even refused to take money for these leaves saying didi nahin u wanted to eat na so I brought it…. God bless such people… and the leaves that she brought were so fresh that really made my day. So yesterday dinner was without a doubt sarsoon da ssag te makki di roti… a delight for every punjabi


What I used

  • 300 gms cleaned and chopped sarsoon leaves
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger green chilly paste (or use 1 inch piece of ginger and 2 green chillies)
  • salt and chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

How I made it

  • Pressure cook the mustard leaves with a little water, salt and turmeric. After one whistle lower the flame and let it simmer for 30 minutes. Yes it takes a long time to cook. After 30 mins switch off the gas and wait for steam to escape fully before opening the cooker.
  • After opening the cooker, coarsely mash the boiled leaves with the help of a potato masher of madhani (the wooden instrument to make butter out of milk). Keep aside
  • In a separate pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds and fry till they brown a little
  • Add ginger-green chilly paste to it and fry for one minute, add onions to it and fry it slightly brown in color
  • Add tomatoes and fry for about 5 mins till they start leaving oil
  • At this stage add the chilli powder and the boiled and mashed leaves. Saute for about 5-10 minutes and serve hot with makki di roti


Check out what my fellow foodie marathon buddies are upto? Priya Suresh,Jay, Valli, PJ, Priya Vaasu, Azeema, Reva,Ayeesha,Veena&Soumya.

PS: I am traveling starting tommorow first to my hubby’s village, than to a vacation to Rajasthan and than to attend a wedding in Delhi and would be back in bangalore by 13th Feb. I have scheduled the posts till 31st January to complete the marathon that I started but won’t be able to reply to any of the comments till than Sad smile will see you after the break

6 comments on “Sarsoon Ka Saag

  1. Swaram
    January 21, 2011

    Woww Mons! So much of travel – u know am J of u dnt u 😉
    And wowie! U scheduled posts till the 31st – super cool 🙂

    I luvvvvvvvvvvv sarson ka saag Mons. Thankfully, I get the leaves pretty often at a store nearyby – fresh ones which make my day 🙂

    So nice of ur maid 🙂 Pls to prepare this one for me next time when I come over to ur place 😛 😛

    Wishing u a gr8 time at alllll those places and weddings Mons 🙂
    Look and feel good and come bk with loads of pics 😉

  2. PJ
    January 21, 2011

    I want to make this but cant find these greens around here..Lucky you!!Looks tempting 🙂

  3. Noodlehead
    January 21, 2011

    this is the one dish/combo i’m DYING to eat 😦 u let me know if u make this again and i will turn up at your doorstep even if i’m on the next planet!! please.

    you have a nice holiday and take lots of pics!! have fun.

  4. usha
    January 22, 2011

    Have to try this saag sometime… heard a lot about it and yet to taste it!

  5. Soumya
    January 22, 2011

    very healthy and delicious sarsoon ka saag…

  6. Srivalli
    January 22, 2011

    Looks great Mons..always wanted to make this..never did till enjoy your vacation..

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