Sai Bhaji ( Pressure Cooker)

Sai Bhaji (  Pressure Cooker)

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Sai bhaji, a traditional bhaji from the sindhi repertoire is a nutritious and balanced meal in itself when served with Cooked Rice or rotis. This is because it uses an extensive set of ingredients ranging from greens and dal to veggies too, which when perked up with tomatoes, spice powders and pastes becomes a tongue-tickling and sumptuous bhaji. Here is a quick and easy version made using the Pressure Cooker , which enables you to cook the varied greens and veggies all at one shot. It also aids the flavours to fuse well, resulting in a dish that has a bit of sourness, a bit of sweetness, a bit of spice, and a lot of joy!

Sai Bhaji ( Pressure Cooker) recipe - How to make Sai Bhaji ( Pressure Cooker)

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  1. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When the seeds crackle, add the onions, ginger-garlic paste and green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the chilli powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, turmeric powder, tomatoes, chana dal, potatoes and brinjal, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the spinach, khatta bhaji, fenugreek leaves, dill leaves, salt and ½ cup of water, mix well and pressure cook on a medium flame for 2 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  6. Blend it till the mixture is coarse using a hand blender.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy165 cal
Protein4.5 g
Carbohydrates17.3 g
Fiber4.9 g
Fat8.6 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A3239 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B31.2 mg
Vitamin C33.6 mg
Folic Acid98.5 mcg
Calcium89.1 mg
Iron1.9 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium48.9 mg
Potassium346.2 mg
Zinc0.6 mg


Sai Bhaji ( Pressure Cooker)
 on 07 Apr 20 02:34 PM

Wonderful taste
Sai Bhaji ( Pressure Cooker)
 on 24 Dec 18 08:41 AM

I tried Jain version in my way and take as complete lunch but turns very tasty and filling so helps in diet also. Being Dietitian I suggest this recipe very often, thank you
Tarla Dalal
25 Dec 18 09:38 AM
   Delighted to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes & share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Sai Bhaji ( Pressure Cooker)
 on 10 Jan 18 08:49 AM

Great and easy recipe. Served with rotis and was a huge hit.
Tarla Dalal
10 Jan 18 09:33 AM
   Hi Geeta, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them..Happy Cooking !!
Sai Bhaji ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 22 Aug 15 04:30 PM

Sai bhaji.. a delicious and quick preparation.. the chana dal added in the bhaji gives a nice crunch to the bhaji.. and three different kinds of leafy vegetables is a nice combo. it goes very well with rotis and steamed rice this is a must try recipe..
Sai Bhaji ( Pressure Cooker )
 on 10 Sep 13 10:14 PM

Awesome recipe. Tastes yum and healthy as hell. Supremely simple too