Sunday, September 28, 2014

SAI BHAJI ( Spinach cooked with lentils and vegetables )


Sai bhaji is a very popular Sindhi dish made with spinach, lentils and vegetables. It is usually serves with khichnee (Sindhi Khichdi ) , Pulao , Sawa Chawara or Phulkas.

Ingredients:
Palak (spinach)........ 1 bunch
Onion ........................ 1 chopped
Tomato ..................... 1 chopped
Carrot ....................... 1 chopped finely
Potato ....................... 1 chopped finely
Green chillies ........... 2
Ginger paste ............ 1 tsp
Chana dal .................. 1/4 cup (soaked)
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Dry mango powder 1tsp (or) tamarind juice 1 tbsp.
Salt to taste
Oil

For tempering:
Garlic .................. 4-5 pieces (Crushed)
Red chilli powder ......... 1 tsp.
Garam masala .............. 1 tsp.

Method:
1. In a pan, take a little oil, saute the ginger, onion for 2-3 minutes.
2. Add the chopped potato, carrot, green chilli and tomato, stir fry for 2 minutes.
3. Add the chopped palak and the soaked chana dal, salt, turmeric and enough water to cook. Simmer till done.You can do this by checking the chana dal.(you can cook in a pressure cooker also) Now add the tamarind juice or mango powder.
4. Mash the palak and add the tempering.

4 comments:

  1. This sounds like a rich but healthy dish. I am book marking this to try soon.

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    1. Thanks Mina.. yes it is a nutritious dish.

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  2. Hearty , healthy and delicious recipe.

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