Spinach – Sarson Ka Saag (Slow Cooker)


  • 2 TBSP grassfed ghee
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2-inch knob ginger, minced
  • 2 heaping TBSP or 7 cloves garlic, minced (I used my garlic press)
  • 2 Serrano peppers, minced (remove seeds/rib if you don't like it spicy!)
  • 2 tsp salt, adjust to taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chili powder (or a little less if using cayenne)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) fresh baby spinach (large container), rinsed
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) chopped mustard leaves (stem removed), rinsed
  • 1 TBSP grassfed ghee
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Pinch of kasoori methi (aka fenugreek leaves)
  • Grassfed ghee


Add 2 tablespoons of ghee, onion, ginger, garlic, Serrano pepper, and spices to your crock pot.  Set on high for 1 hour.

While that’s cooking, grab a very large pot. Add the mustard and spinach leaves to the large pot – then fill with water. Do not put lid on pot– see notes. Bring the pot to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the leaves (reserving the liquid) and let them cool.

Once cool, place leaves in a blender and blend to your desired consistency.  Add a little water, if needed.

Place the blended leaves into your crock pot, reduce heat to low, put lid on and cook for 2 hours.

After 2 hours, add 1 tablespoon ghee, garam masala and pinch of kasoori/fenugreek leaves.

Mix well and let this cook for another hour on low.

Serve this saag with a heaping spoonful of ghee on top!



The reason you don’t want to place a cover on the pot while boiling the greens is because doing so will cause the pretty green color to fade.

I make this on stove top over low heat and greatly reduce the cooking time – I also do not blend the spinach and mustard leaf mixture. It is delicious that way too. Its like Saag paneer without the paneer . . . And save the water the spinach was boiled in to reuse in soups. It is a power packed veggie broth.

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