Sarson ka Saag and Makki ki Roti- A sumptuous Punjabi Recipe

Mustard Greens
Mustard Greens
Sarson ka Saag
Sarson ka Saag
Makki ki roti being made
Makki ki roti being made
Makki ki roti
Makki ki roti

Sarson ka saag and Makki ki roti- The duo makes a typical Punjabi recipe

Where Punjab is known for its prosperity, agriculture and five rivers, it is also known for its tasty dish, Sarson ka saag which becomes more enjoyable and makes a sumptuous combination with makki ki roti (flat bread made of corn flour) and desi ghee or butter in winter season.

Sarson ka Saag


1. Mustard green/ Sarson  (Leaves along with stems)- 4 bunch (1000gms)

2. Spinach/ palak – 1 bunch (500gms)

3. Bathue (White goose foot)-  1 bunch

4. Garlic sliced-  5-8 flakes

5. Ginger sliced- 2-3 one inch pieces

6. Onion chopped- 1 medium sized

7. Tomatoes-   1-2 medium sized

8. Green chillies chopped- 5-6

9. Corn flour (Makki ka atta

10. Home made fresh butter

11. Pure desi ghee or oil


1.       Wash mustard green, spinach, Bathue thoroughly with water twice or thrice.

2.       Chop all greens with some chopper.

3.       Keep the greens in cooker on full flame. Add salt to taste and chopped chillies. After one whistle bring the flame on low. Let it cook on low flame for about one hour.

4.       Open the cooker. Greens must have been cooked by now.

5.       Add some corn flour (100-150 gms) in cooked greens, mix it well and keep it on medium flame with lid placed freely on the opening of the cooker. Cook it for 10 mins.

6.       Blend all the contents of the cooker with some blender and bring it to the texture of coarse paste.

7.       Keep a pan on flame. Put desi ghee (preferably) or oil in it. Fry garlic till light brown, then add chopped ginger followed by chopped onion till onions turn light brown. Add tomatoes and let it cook till all contents mixes well.

8.       Add contents of the cooker in the pan. Mix them thoroughly. Sarson ka saag is ready.

9.       Serve it hot with home made fresh butter

Makki ki roti


1.       Take corn flour/ makki ka atta.

2.       Knead it with lukewarm water.

3.       Make small bolls.

4.       Take a flat surface. Keep polythene on the surface. Place a boll of makki ka atta.

5.       Press it with fingers of your hand and keep on twisting it on the flat surface till becomes round and flat. This roti is thicker than normal roti.

6.       Keep it on a pre heated flat pan (tawa). Let it cook on medium fame till it is roasted.

Enjoy Sarson ka saag with makki ki roti (both hot). Do not miss to add freshly prepared butter in saag.

Comments 18 comments

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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

yummmy...esp with the winter's setting in.

thanks for sharing :)

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makusr 5 years ago from India


Greetings from MAKUSR. That's one of the tastiest food of whole of India. The photos are quite good. Voted up!

Lots of Love,


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Goonoo Munawwar 5 years ago from Triolet, Mauritius

This looks like yummy! I'm gonna try it for sure and please keep posting yummy recipes!

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hubs123 5 years ago

ahaa great :)

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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India) Author

Dear Ruchira, makusr, Goonoo Munawwar and hubs 123,


Thanks for liking it, voting up. Its really yummy. It is a wonderful gift of nature in the days of winter.


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manisha2877 5 years ago from Amritsar, Punjab, India

hello kawaljit,

thank you for bringing the delicious punjabi makki ki roti and sarson ka saag to hubpages.truly its yummy and wonderful gift from mother nature.voted up

take care

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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India) Author

thanks manisha2877 for leaving your comment and voting up.


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praveenanand04 5 years ago from Kanpur city

This is a very interesting hub on a very delicious dish of India.I also like sarson ka saag and makke ki roti with lots of butter

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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India) Author



Thanks for liking this hub. I wish you a yummy winter.

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rajan jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Kawajit, just the right time to write this hub with the winter settling in and the sarson arriving in the market. The combination of saron ka saag with desi ghee and makki ki roti with lassi is the real punjabi food as the world knows.

I especially liked the beautiful photos. The rotis and saag look so tempting, I literally had to stop myself from picking up a few rotis.

Thanks for a wonderful recipe nicely explained.

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V Kumar 5 years ago

Delicious ... mouth watering .... I am not a great cook, but let me try now.... Great Hub. Thanks for sharing.

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Shariq Hassan 5 years ago from Karachi

I will ask my mother to read this hub... i literally love Punjabi dishes thanks for sharing it :) will be reading your other hubs too... voted up... awesome interesting... AND DELICIOUS...

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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India) Author

rajan jolly ji,


You have done a wonderful thing and that is the addition of lassi which I missed. How could I do it?..... Thanks for this contribution. Also thanks for liking this hub on the whole. I am sure that by now you must have tried it at least once.

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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India) Author

V Kumar,


Thanks for staying here. I wish you could do it. Best Wishes.

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Kawaljit kaur 5 years ago from JALANDHAR, Punjab (India) Author

Shariq Hassan,

Thanks for showing so much interest in this hub and voting it up. If you have never had it before, I would like your mom to cook it for you.

Best wishes,

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Serena Gabriel 5 years ago

I've never seen a good recipe for mustard greens before. This one looks like it might be a winner!

I miss food from India! Where I live there's not much variety.

Voting up and accolades!

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Jasdeep-Singh 2 years ago from (Punjab) India

Thanks for writing such beautiful Hub on Makki Di Roti and Saroo da Saag. Ya this is my all time fav dish and I am feeling hungry now.

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