How to make Sai Bhaji. -

Vegetables and greens cooked with spices - a popular Sindhi preparation.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Spinach Leaves, Khatta Leaves (खट्टी भाजी)

Cuisine : Sindhi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Sai Bhaji.

Sai Bhaji. Recipe Card


Sindhi cuisine is delightful, and those who have had a taste of it will know that there is a great deal of flavour and spice in this cuisine. This does not mean that all food in Sindhi cuisine is spicy, as there are plenty of sweet dishes in it to. 
Sindhi cuisine is a result of many influences - Baluchistan touches the border of Sindh and so does Punjab – so there is bound to be an immigration of ideas! It goes without saying that pre-partition played an immense role in making Sindhi cuisine what it is today. As Sindh was once part of India, Indian foods have had a large influence is shaping Sindhi cuisine. The spicy and aromatic features of Sindhi and Indian meals are similar. Sindhi cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Sindhis from Sindh, Pakistan and India. 
Combinations of dishes are also important in Sindhi cuisine. Over the years the best ones have lasted and are repeatedly presented together.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sai Bhaji. Recipe

  • Spinach Leaves 3 medium bunches

  • Khatta Leaves 50 grams

  • Khatta Leaves 50 grams

  • Fenugreek leaves (methi) 50 grams

  • Onion 1 medium

  • Green chillies chopped 3

  • Tomatoes roughly chopped 2 medium

  • Garlic chopped 10 cloves

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Split Bengal gram soaked 1/2 cup

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 2 tablespoons

  • Potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes 2 medium

  • Small brinjals cut into 8 pieces 3

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Chop onion. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and sauté till they change colour. Add onion and sauté. Chop tomatoes. Add garlic, ginger and green chillies and continue to sauté. Chop spinach, khatta bhaji, dill leaves and fenugreek leaves.

Step 2

Add potatoes and brinjals and mix well. Add tomatoes to the pan and mix. Add chana dal and all the greens and mix. Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and mix. Add a little water and mix well. Close the cooker with the lid and cook under pressure till 1-2 whistles are given out.

Step 3

Open the lid when the pressure reduces and blend with a hand blender. Serve hot.

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