Sai Bhaji

Sai Bhaji is a typical Sindhi food made with Spinach, yellow split peas(chana dal), split green gram and a combination of common vegetables like onions, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, bottle gourd which are normally available at home. The best part is you can make this with any combination of vegetables, once you have spinach at home. The greens and veggies in it make it a healthy meal choice.

1 bunch of fresh Spinach
1 cup any other greens available (corriander, dill)
1 cup Yellow Split Peas(chana dal)
1/2 cup split freen gram (Khichini dal)
1 big Onion, chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
2 cups mixed vegetables, chopped really small (potatoes, brinjal, carrots, beans, bottle gaurd etc)
2 Green chillies, chopped
1/2 tsp grated Ginger
1 tsp chopped Garlic
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1 tsp Coriander Pwdr
1 tbsp oil
pinch of asefetida (hing)


  1. Wash and soak the dals in water for 1/2 hour
  2. Clean the spinach, and other greens remove the stalks and wash well and then chop them and keep aside.
  3. Heat Oil in a Pressure Cooker. Add the asefetida.
  4. Add ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  5. Add the onions and saute well.
  6. Add all the dals, vegetables and greens except the tomatoes.
  7. Add enough water to cover the spinach and vegetables.
  8. Add the salt,corriander powder, chilli powder, tumeric powder.
  9. Add the tomatoes and pressure cook for 4 whistles.
  10. Once the steam is out, hand blend the mixture.
  11. Boil the bhaji till the extra water evaporates.
  12. Serve with Khichini, roti, papad and bhoondi raita.

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Arundathi said...

OMG - I can't believe I found this blog (came here from Srivalli's)!! I've been searching everywhere for a Sai Bhaji recipe since this morning. Had it at a friend's house last night and loved loved loved it!! Thanks so much - your site made my day - I love Sindhi food!

Medhaa said...

Hi Arundathi, thanks for dropping by, try this out its really tasty and loved by all and plus its healthy

Shalini said...
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Shalini said...

My last post accidentally got deleted. Anyway, I really want to make Sai Bhaji with fried potatoes and lady fingers / okra / bindhi as a side dish.. I'm sure it's a simple recipe, but can you post it anyway?
Thanks a lot!

Bharat said...

Can't believe I haven't come across this blog for all this while. While there were a bunch of scattered Sindhi recipes. Yours has all the ones I've grown up eating compiled in one place. Thanks a bunch for putting them up.

shipsan said...

Dear Medhaa,
Thanks a lot for the recipe,I had tried it once and loved I came searching for it again today!!
Shilpa Mali

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