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Easy Sarson ka Saag for Beginners with Makki Ki Roti - Simple Punjabi Saag made with Spinach and mustard Greens - Instant Pot & Pressure cooker Recipe
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Sarson Ka Saag

Sarson Ka Saag
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword instant pot sarson ka saag
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 108kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups Mustard Greens/Sarson Leaves
  • 3 Cups Spinach/Palak
  • 1 large Onion Chopped
  • 1 Tomato Chopped
  • 2 inch Ginger
  • 8-9 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Maize Flour/Makki ka aata
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Cup Water divided into 1/2 cup each

Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil or Clarified Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 Dried Red Chilli Whole or powdered
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves cut into thin slices
  • 1 inch ginger cut into slivers

Instructions

  • Chop the leaves up roughly.Discard the large stems
  • Wash them in a large pot/Bowl under running water, moving them often at least 3-4 times till you get clear water.

Instant Pot way

  • In the inner pot of the Instant Pot -Add the chopped leaves, Onion,Tomato,Ginger & Garlic
  • Add 1/2 cup of water along with salt to taste.
  • Set the Pressure cooker timer for 4 minutes with the valve in Sealing position.Quick Release.
  • Using a hand blender or a grinder, coarsely blend everything.
  • Switch to the SAUTE mode.Mix the maize flour with 1/2 cup of water.Add to the Saag.
  • Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.Keep stirring occasionally.

Pressure Cooker Way

  • In a pressure cooker.Add the chopped leaves, Onion,Tomato,Ginger & Garlic.Add 1 cup of water along with salt to taste(1 tsp)
  • Pressure Cook for 2 whistles.Let it cool.
  • Using a hand blender or a grinder, coarsely blend everything.
  • Switch the heat to medium high.Mix the maize flour with 1/2 cup of water.Add to the Saag.
  • Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.Keep stirring occasionally.

Tempering & Cooking

  • Heat the Mustard oil in a pan.Bring it to smoking point and reduce the heat to the lowest.Once the mustard oil stops smoking, add the Cumin,Ginger & Garlic.Let it splutter and cook for 30 seconds.Add Chilli powder(or whole dried chilli).
  • Pour over the Saag.
  • Serve with White butter,Maize/Makki ki roti and jaggery.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.3g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 6.6g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Potassium: 367mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 2.8g | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg