Sindhi Sai Bhaji

I always love vegetables in any form. If its mixture of vegetable cooked together, I love it even more. Also, it is interesting to note that every part of India, every state has a different name to the dish in which vegetables are cooked together and method of preparation is also different. Like it is called Ghanta in Orissa , Sukhto/Ghanto in Bengal, Undhiyun in Gujarat, Sai bhaji in Sindh and Dhansak among Parsis, Aviyal is south, khutkhute in Goa and many more. I am sure there are many more different names out there. Sindhi Bhaji is one dish I really enjoyed making and tastes great with Rotis.

Ingredients :

1/2 bunch spinach chopped
1/8th cup channa daal
2 small brinjal chopped
1 big potato chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
1 small ash gourd chopped
1 small carrot chopped
8-10 beans chopped

For tempering:

1 onion chopped
1 tsp ginger grates
5-6 cloves of garlic
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
4 green chilies chopped
salt to taste
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp oil

Method to cook :

Add 1/2 cup of water in pressure cooker along with spinach and all chopped vegetables. Add turmeric powder, ginger paste and cook till two whistles.Swtich off the flame and allow pressure to drop.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok. Add cumin seeds, onion and Green Chilies. Cook till onion turns brown. Add coriander powder, red chili powder and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add all the vegetables cooked in pressure cooker , salt and cook on medium flame for 7-8 minutes.

Sai bhaji is ready to be served


  1. Healthy and yummy recipe, thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow! I just know this dish as dhansak! It's healthy & nutritious! Cool!

  3. Hi.So true different regions have different names but the end result.. I just love it.

  4. Such a delectable, healthy and really nutritious...delicious..

  5. YUM! Sounds good to me, great for Winter lunch.

  6. Very intersting curry....looks really tasty, healthy one too :)

  7. Very nice, unique and interesting dish. Looks delicious and perfect with roti. Thanks for this new recipe.

  8. oh thats a new dish. during pregnancy i used to look for different spinach recipe. this one sounds wonderful. would definitely give it a try sometimes.