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Sai Bhaji/Spinach and Mixed Vegetable Curry


Sai Bhaji is a typical Sindhi food. The greens and veggies in it make it a healthy meal choice. I went to my cousin’s place for the vacation. She made this sai bhaji for me and it was very tasty…

It is also very nutritious and it is easy to make. So I tried it and it has come out really well.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
No of Servings: 6-7
Spice level: 3


  • Channa dal : 200g
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tsp
  • Garlic : 5 cloves
  • Methi leaves : 1/2 bunch
  • Onions : 2(medium size) chopped
  • Tomatoes : 2 chopped
  • Carrot : 1(small cube size)
  • Beans : 10(chopped)
  • Potato : 1(large cube size)
  • Bottle gourd : 200g(large cube size)(optional)
  • Spinach :1/2 bunch
  • Oil : 2 tsp


  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder : 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder : 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder : 1 tsp
  • Salt : to taste

Method of Preparation:

  1. Soak the channa dal for half an hour.
  2. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds.
  3. Then add garlic and methi leaves followed by onions.
  4. Fry the onions till they become translucent and then add the tomatoes.
  5. Then add all the vegetables one by one and add all the masala powders.
  6. Finally add the spinach and sautee for few minutes.
  7. Then drain the channa dal and add that to the mixture.
  8. Pour some water and pressure pressure cook it.
  9. Check that the water is not excess.
  10. After pressure cooked open the lid and smash everything so they form a thick gravy.
  11. Serve hot with chappathis.



We can add any vegetables with carrots and beans. Instead of methi leaves we can add kasuri methi.


  1. Mmmm, that looks delicious! Yum!

  2. Love this dish, my Aunt makes it and I am going to try your recipe! Thanks! … and love Sindhi Kadi too 🙂

  3. Thanks for your nice comments meeso

  4. Thanks Anuja.. Try it and tell your comments..Will try Sindhi kadi sometime for sure 🙂

  5. Hi Arthi…
    I tried this dish its real yum….
    I have tried a couple of other dishes as well from here its all nice…
    I really love ur site
    Thanks for all the lovely recipes


    • Thank you so much!!!

  6. arti thats a very delicious curry so healthy one..

    • Thank you!!!

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  8. hi arthi, thanks a lot for this wonderful recipe. I tried this out and it turned out so perfect and tasty. A vry nutritious food too….

    • Thanks a lot jyo..