• Amita Makwana

Sindhi Sai Bhaji

Updated: Aug 7, 2020

What Is Sindhi Sai Bhaji..?

A traditional Sindhi recipe - the Sindhi Sai Bhaji Recipe, is a healthy yet delicious one pot dish, that is popular in almost all Sindhi households. A wholesome dish that's packed with lentils, greens and a pot load of other seasonal vegetables.

A nutritious and a balanced meal, it is cooked to perfection with just the right amount of spice and tempered with ghee and garlic. This dish can be had as a meal in itself or served with phulkas or rice.


The Sai Bhaji in itself makes a wholesome diabetic meal on its own and you can serve it optionally along with Bhakri for a diabetic lunch or dinner. The addition of Spinach, Methi, Vegetables and all the dals, makes it a fibre rich and protein rich meal for diabetes.

'Sai" in Sindhi means 'green' and 'bhaji' like we all know means vegetables. 

Serve this Sindhi Sai Bhaji Recipe with Sindhi Koki and Sindhi Bhuga Chawal Recipe and Lauki Raita Recipe for a complete Sindhi Rasoi-meal. 

Ingredients -

  • 5 tbs oil

  • 1/2 tbsp Jeera

  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste

  • 1 Chopped Onion

  • 2 Green Chillies

  • 1 Chopped Tomato

  • 1.5 tbs Red Chilli Powder

  • 3/4 tbs Turmeric Powder

  • 1/2 tbs Garam Masala

  • 1 Cup Soaked Chana Dal

  • 1 Bowl Palak (Chopped)

  • 1 Cup Water

  • Salt to Taste

  • Lemon Juice (according to taste)

Instructions -

  1. To begin making the Sindhi Sai Bhaji Recipe,  wash and soak the chana dal for about 30 minutes.

  2. Wash and chop all the required vegetable and greens for the Sindhi Sai Bhaji Recipe.

  3. In a pressure cooker, heat oil on medium flame.

  4. Next add cumin seeds and ginger-garlic paste and saute for a couple of minutes.

  5. Add the onion and cook until colour changes. This will take about 2 minutes. 

  6. Once it is done, add the green chillies and tomato and cook until mushy. Then add remaining ingredients including turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chana dal, spinach leaves. Saute it for about 4 to 5 minutes.

  7. Add salt to taste and 1 cup of water, close the lid and pressure cook the Sindhi Sai Bhaji till 4 whistles. Switch off the heat and allow the pressure to release naturally. 

  8. Add lemon juice and mix well.

  9. Serve this Sindhi Sai Bhaji Recipe with Sindhi Koki (Sindhi Style Flaky Flatbread With Onions).

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