How to make Sai Bhaji -

Fresh green leafy vegetables, chana dal and vegetables cooked together - a Sindhi speciality.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Fresh spinach leaves (palak) (ताज़ा पालक), Fenugreek leaves (methi) (मेथी)

Cuisine : Sindhi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Sai Bhaji

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Hindi: palak
Treasure house of vitamins and minerals, spinach must be included in the week's menu. The usage can be varied: chopped spinach leaves cooked with potatoes is a semi-wet vegetable with rotis, a few spinach leaves thrown in with mixed vegetables and turned into a soup is lovely on a cold winter night, chopped and blanched spinach makes a different sort of raita, spinach puree can be used in cutlets or kababs, the list goes on.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sai Bhaji Recipe

  • Fresh spinach leaves (palak) roughly chopped 3 medium bunches

  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) roughly chopped 50 grams

  • Dill leaves (suva) roughly chopped 50 grams

  • Khatta Leaves roughly chopped 50 grams

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked and drained 1/2 cup

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Onion roughly chopped 1 large

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Tomatoes roughly chopped 3 medium

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Brinjals 3 small

  • Potatoes 2 medium

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste, onion, green chillies, tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 2

Cut brinjals and potatoes into 8 pieces each. Add both to the cooker and mix. Add chana dal and mix.

Step 3

Add spinach, methi, suva, khatta bhaji, salt and ½ cup water and mix well. Close the cooker with and cook till 4 whistles are released.

Step 4

Open the lid when pressure is reduced completely and check to see if the potato is cooked through.

Step 5

Coarsely blend the sai bhaji with a hand blender.  Serve hot.

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