All about Saag and its Varieties from Our Seasonal Menu

By UVGrill
September 7, 2022

The love for saags now reflects on the menus of Indian restaurants worldwide. Saag is a flavorful popular Punjabi-Indian dish famous for its rich nutrients and links to green leafy vegetables such as spinach, mustard leaves, dill, and fenugreek. This dish tastes best with Indian bread like roti, naan, paratha, or flavored rice.


Saag is also known as sag or saga. The main ingredient that elevates this South Asian leafy vegetable is the spices one includes in it. This dish is common in Odisha as maha Prashad in temples. Bengalis and Punjabis call it Sarson da saag and are accompanied by Makki-ki-roti (roti-made maize flour). This dish has many variations and is prevalent in western restaurants.

Health Benefits 

The leaves used to make this dish, like spinach, mustard, and fenugreek, are rich in vitamins K, A, C, & E and folate. These vitamins are good sources of energy and boost immunity. It is an excellent source of B vitamins, Magnesium, potassium, and calcium. It helps in keeping up the hemoglobin levels as it is rich in iron.

Saag is a dish both vegetarians and Non-vegetarians can relish. The vegans can relish this flavorful dish by replacing meat and paneer with tofu. This dish is a Gluten free dish.

Try our Saag dishes (Aromatic Spinach based Sauce) from the seasonal menu

Indian restaurants all over the world now have saag dishes on their menu. Although saag refers to green leafy vegetables, it often refers to spinach. The vegetarians can order this dish, including potatoes and chana (chickpeas). Fresh cream elevates the taste of the dish. Restaurants often serve saag, adding chicken, lamb, fish, or shrimp, whichever protein the guests prefer.

Chana Saag:

 This classic Indian curry combines spinach, chickpeas, onion, tomato, ginger, and warm spices. It tastes best with warm paratha or simple basmati rice. Also, this dish can be easily adapted to vegan or gluten-free diets. This healthy, nutritious, rich curry is perfect for ordering a simple weeknight meal.

Paneer Saag:

As the name suggests, this classic Indian dish is made using spinach and fried cubes of paneer or cottage cheese. It goes well with freshly baked bread like roti, naan, paratha, or rice. For vegans, one can swap it with tofu replacing panner and coconut milk instead of the cream.

Chicken Saag:

It is an absolute finger-licking classic chicken dish that will elevate your taste buds. This dish is a fabulous combination of chicken, fresh spinach, and spices. The intensely flavourful dish is rich in nutrition.

Lamb Saag:

This dish is tasty, flavorful, and full of authentic Indian flavors! This dish is about succulent, tender lamb cooked in rich green spinach sauce. The lamb in this dish is cooked on high heat until it browns, then added to the spinach sauce and simmers until it is tender and juicy. The combination of lamb, spinach, and spices is heavenly.

If you love Indian dishes, then the saag dish is a must-try at Urban Village Grill. With the flavor and aroma, this nutrient-rich dish will be your favorite in every manner. We have the best authentic and delicious Indian food. Everything at Urban Village Grill, from the taste and ambiance of the place to the music played, and the staff’s hospitality, takes one on a journey through India.