Sai Bhaji – Spinach And Mixed Vegetables Recipe – Easy Main Course Recipe By Ruchi Bharani

Sai Bhaji is a traditional Sindhi recipe. This dish is a powerhouse of nutrients as it is a combination of green leafy vegetables and dal. It is best served hot with rotis or pulav. Check out Ruchi Bharani’s take on this popular Sindhi dish.


Indian sorrel, chopped
Spinach Leaves, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 tsp Asefoetida
2 medium size onions, chopped
1 1/2 tsp garlic, chopped
1 1/2 tsp ginger, chopped
Bottel gourd, chopped
Aubergine, chopped
Potatoes, chopped
Tomatoes, chopped
1 bowl of soaked Gram Dal
1 tsp finely chopped green chilli
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp coriander-cumin seed powder
Oil for cooking


– Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
– Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds, asafoetida, onions, ginger and garlic and saute the ingredients for a couple of minutes.
– Cook the onion for about 2 minutes but make sure that they do not turn brown.
– Add the bottle gourd (soaked in water), aubergines and potatoes and cook them for a couple of minutes.
– Add the tomatoes and mix well.
– Add the gram dal (chana dal), green chillies, khatta bhaji and the spinach leaves and stir well.
– Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and coriander and cumin seed powder and mix well.
– Add water and cover the pressure cooker with a lid. Let it cook until 1 whistle on high flame and then for 10 minutes on low flame.
– Once done, turn off the flame and let the pressure cooker cool down for at least 15 – 20 minutes.
– Once you open the lid, slightly mash the bhaji with a masher.
– Sai bhaji is ready to be served.

Director: Narayan Thakur
Camera: Kawaldeep Singh Jangwal, Manjeet Katariya, Narayan Thakur
Editing: Dinesh Shetty
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Geetha gg says:

i love to try this recipe. wht kind of vegetables v can use instead of bottle gourd and aubergine?!

Sachin Vartak says:

this is a lovely recipe. its more like “ambadichi bhaji” which we maharashtrian prepare. thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe just like you.

mitu prasad says:

I remember having tried it 15yrs. bk from cook book wen I was a school girl, enthusiastic about cooking. It was a total disaster, making me reconsider the thought of cooking again in life. I continued to cook , however still Scared to try it.

Hemen Mody says:

i made it yesterday and it turned out to be a hit. i did not add khatta bhaji as i decided to make it impromptu but taste was quite good. thanks

Jigna Parmar says:

i made it… its so nice dish.. so healthy and tasty.. thnx to share this dish…

hubbab sabir says:

what did you add after cumin seeds?

Shubhodeep Banerjee says:

just awesmm 🙂

my miniature Dwarfs says:

sai bhaji ,y I it is called sai bhaji,is it something related to sai baba?

rishita christian says:

I tried it today and it came out just as delicious as it looks… Thanks Ruchi for this wonderful recipe….. Please share more mix veg recipes ..

Pooja Herkishnani says:

u can also add fresh dill to it,it will  taste yummy nice flavour too.

karuna mahesh says:

I thank you from the bottom of my heart.This is national integration, I love you.

Padma Patel says:

It’s really delicious and I got compliments for it. Thank you!

kmp says:

Nice one!

Shaily Mishra says:

looks delicious..cant wait to try it!

Bharat Jobanputra says:

Sai Bhaji means Mixed Bhaji.  It contains Chavali , Methi , Palak and Sua. .Though I am Gujarati , we migrated from Karachi . Sindh ,Either Mung dal or Chana Dal is used Of course Brinjol and other veg like Tomato are common.

Khyati Trivedi says:

supb thanks for sharing

Rashmi Nair says:

gud recipe vith a twist in taste…u rocked..Ruchi

Madhura Kajarekar says:

Ruchi u cook superbly all ur recipes are yummy 🙂 loads of variety..u bring in..thankyouu so much..:)will surely try this nd let u know..! Tc

Shweta Murthy says:

Hi !! I wasnt sure how much of the vegetables and the channa was used in this recipe.. If this can be mentioned it would be very helpful!! Thank you 

vaishnavi patil says:

looks so delicious i am gonaa try now for d dinner 

NyaP pd says:

Hi Ruchi, I heard that spinach and tomato should not mix/blanch together. It says there is chances of kidney stone. How true is it ?

Lily sizzling says:

Lovely <3

Hemant Samtani says:

she is saying that you can cook using a pot and cover it…so what does mean? i would imagine more time to cook…anyone tried it?

Family Over Everything says:

Now I know what I’m making tonight. Sounds fantastic!

sri Krishna says:

I tried this it came really delicious my kid had without any sound thanks alot

Still Niss says:

Can you do laddu please .

Ayushi Jain says:

I love your all khatte meethe chatpati recipes and thanks to you for uploading such a fantastic bole to ekdum jhakkas video ….but plz this is request that can you plz make collection of ur all sabji curry like u did as with dal ….plz its my request sach m dil se…

Sayali24 says:

Ruchi I am a great fan of your cooking. The simplicity and ease with which you make these recipes is really commendable. I have tried many of your recipes and my family just loves to relish it all. Thanks a lot. Keep up the good work 🙂

Ravi Rana says:

Just made it. Love the recipe! Thanks.

Lucky Roma says:

Wow simple amazing. Waiting to learn more authentic sindhi cuisine food from you Ruchi 🙂

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