Friday, November 14, 2014

Sai Bhaji-Sindhi Sai Bhaji Recipe-Palak Recipes-Spinach with Vegetables

Sai Bhaaji is a traditional Sindhi dish prepared with greens, dal and vegetables. I prepare this often at home and it comes under my list of comfort food. It is wholesome and nutritious with the goodness of spinach, vegetables and lentils. It is very simple to make and is healthy and satisfying. Today we will learn how to make Sindhi Sai Bhaji following this easy recipe with step wise pictures. 

Sai Bhaji-Sindhi Sai Bhaji

Sai Bhaji-Sindhi Sai Bhaji

Sai Bhaji-Sindhi Sai Bhaji

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 3
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSindhi Food-Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Palak -2 cups chopped
   Bengal gram-chana dal -1/4 cup

   Onion -3/4 cup chopped
   Ginger -1 inch piece
   Green chilli -2
   Tomato -1/4 cup chopped
   Carrot -1 small
   Brinjal -3/4 cup
   Potato -1/2 cup or 1 medium

   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil -1 tbsp
   Cumin seeds/jeera -1 tsp


Wash and chop spinach. Finely chop green chillies and ginger.

Peel the skin and cut carrot and potato into cubes or medium sized pieces. Cut brinjal also into medium sized pieces.

Soak bengal gram (kadalai paruppu/chana dal) for 2 hours.


Heat a tbsp of oil, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onion, finely chopped ginger and green chillies.

Saute until onions turn transparent.

sauteing onions

Add chopped tomatoes, brinjal, carrot, potatoes, spinach, bengal gram, turmeric powder, salt needed, chilli powder and 3/4 cup of water.

sindhi sai bhaji recipe

Pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles. You can do everything directly in a cooker. (I did it in a kadai and then transferred to a cooker just to show you the pictures clearly)

Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and mash the contents slightly.

how to make sai bhaji

Serve piping hot with rotis or steamed rice or a simple pulao.

Note - Those who do not have a cooker can do it in a pan, but will take a longer time.

You will love my other Spinach/Palak Recipes

Spinach Paratha

Palak Pakoras

Palak Khichdi

Palak Soup

Dal Palak

Aloo Palak (gravy)

Palak Paneer

Spinach Potato Sandwich

Potato Spinach Dry Sabji

Palak Raita 

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  1. That's a wonderful recipe there. I loved it. The pics are good too.

  2. That's a great simple and healthy recipe. Comfort food with goodness of veggies and proteins. A bowl full of dal and rice to go with it and you are good to go.

  3. Healthy dish Padhu! Very nice info on your blog! Long live the spirit of sharing!

  4. Simple to cook.. Healthy one and came out really awesome.
    Was finished to the last drop.

    Thanks Padhu for this wonderful recipe..

  5. Thanku for such a delicious and healthy dish padhu.. a humble suggestion- can you please post few more of such healthy Sabji for rotis? (Without any masalas like this one)


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