Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix) | How to make Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix)

By Neha Pahilwani  |  16th Nov 2017  |  
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About Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix) Recipe

The literal meaning for Sai in Sindhi means green and Bhaji stands for vegetable. Hence it is clear that Saibhaji is a leafy vegetable amalgated with lentils and spices. Saibhaji is rich in proteins vitamins and fibre . It predominantly comprises of spinach, chana dal, tomatoes and onion.. But depending on availability fenugreek leaves, dil leaves, sorrel leaves and even coriander leaves are added..The taste of Saibhaji is thus determined by the motley of what goes in. The tadka of garlic given last of all further augments the relish of Saibhaji. Its recipe has many variations. Sai Bhaji finds its way into an ordinary Sindhi menu as well as on festive occassions. Here is a simple recipe without compromising on taste.

Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix), a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Neha Pahilwani. Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix) is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix) is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix) by Neha Pahilwani is perfect to serve 4 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix).

Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix)

Ingredients to make Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix)

  • spinach 400 gram washed and chopped
  • coriander leaves handful chopped
  • fenugreek (methi) leaves a few chopped
  • Dil leaves optional (Sua) a few leaves
  • onions 1 small chopped
  • tomatoes 2 big chopped
  • green chillies 2 chopped
  • ginger 1/2 inch grated
  • Channa dal 1/4 cup soaked for at least 1,/2 hour
  • turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • red chilli powder 1/2 teapoon
  • coriander powder 2 teadpoon
  • salt to taste
  • garlic 5 cloves chopped
  • Oil for sauteing garlic

How to make Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix)

  1. In a pressure cooker, add chopped spinach, fresh coriander , methi leaves, onion, tomatoes , ginger and green chillies.
  2. Now add turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt, red chilli powder.
  3. Add 1/2 cup water.
  4. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  5. Once pressure is released open the cooker and slightly mash the spinach.
  6. Add the soaked chana dal and a little more water if needed.
  7. Pressure cook for 15 minutes on slow flame.
  8. Once pressure is released check the dal if it is creamy soft. Do not mash
  9. Take 3 tablespoon oil in a pan and saute garlic till brown in colour (be careful not to burn)
  10. Pour this hot oil with garlic on the saibhaji.
  11. Serve hot with roti, pulao or khichdi.

My Tip:

If you are cooking in normal cookpot, adjust quantity of water. You can also add chana dal altogether and pressure cook.

Reviews for Sai Bhaji( Palak and Lentil Mix) (1)

Tanya Chauhan9 months ago

Deliciously amazing!

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