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sarso ka saag makki ki roti recipe

Sarso ka saag aur makke ki roti is a quintessential meal every winter.Rich greens served with cornmeal bread is a powerhouse of nutrients.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Breads, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: makke ki roti, makki ki roti and sarson ka saag, saag aur roti, saag makai, saag makki di roti, saag roti, sarso ka saag, sarson ka saag, winter special saag
Servings: 4


Ingredients for sarso da saag recipe

  • 4 cup boiled sarso/mustard leaves
  • 1 cup boiled palak/spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 tbsp. makai ka atta/maize flour optional

Tempering ingredients for punjabi saag recipe

  • 1 cup tamatar/tomatoes
  • 1 large pyaz/onion
  • 1 tablespoon adrak/ginger
  • 2 cloves lassan/garlic chopped
  • 1 large hari mirchi/green chillies
  • 2 tablespoon ghee/ mustard oil if vegan
  • salt as per taste

For Makke ki roti

  • 2 cups makai ka atta/maize flour
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • water for kneading


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard and spinach leaves.
  • Now,add maize flour and mix well.
  • Cook for 15 mins. Keep it aside.

For tempering:

  • In another pan,heat oil or ghee for tempering.Add chopped onion,ginger,garlic,green chillies cook until the onion turns pink.
  • Add chopped tomatoes to this along with salt.Cook till tomatoes soften.
  • Add the boiled/blanched spinach and sarson
  • Mix well and let it cook in the open pan.Once it has soften,mash it with a hand masher or hand blender
  • Optionally, you may choose to add 2 tablespoon makai flour (unrefined corn flour) , this will help to thicken the mix.
  • Serve hot with makke ki roti, mango pickle,buttermilk.

For Makke ki roti

  • Take makki flour, add warm water to it.Knead into a smooth dough, if the dough is not smooth then the roti will break while rolling out.
  • Roll out the roti on a grease / baking paper.Heat a griddle / tava , start cooking the roti
  • Flip it once cooked from one side.Cook the roti on the gas flame directly, you may cook on the tava if you do not have gas cooktop
  • Once cooked, brush with ghee,serve warm makki roti and saag.


To boil sarson/spinach , heat a pot with adequate water,add the cleaned and chopped leaves ,boil for 10 minutes
Or, you can pressure cook them with 2 cups of water for 1 whistle.
You can mix little aata/wheat flour if makke ki roti, this will make it little easier to cook.