Sai bhaji

Posted on March 12, 2009. Filed under: Home Remedies, Pregnancy recipes, Subzi | Tags: , , , |

This traditional Sindhi recipe is a good combination of leafy vegetables which provide plenty of iron, calcium and vitamin A. The energy, protein and fibre levels are high due to addition of dal along with the vegetables.
Relish it with steamed rice or any kind of roti.

Cooking Time : 25 mins.
Preparation Time : 10 mins.

Serves 2.

Ingredients
3 tablespoons split Bengal gram (chana dal)
3 cups spinach (palak), chopped
3/4 cup khatta bhaji (khatta palak)
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 onion, chopped
1 potato, chopped
2 small brinjals, chopped
2 teaspoons gingergarlic paste
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoon coriander (dhania) powder
a pinch turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tablespoons oil
salt to taste
Method
1. Combine the chana dal with 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Drain the excess water and keep aside.
2. Heat the oil in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
3. When the seeds crackle, add the onion, potato, brinjals and ginger-garlic paste and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes.
4. Add the chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Add the spinach, khatta bhaji and the cooked chana dal and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
6. Allow to cool and whisk the mixture well.
7. Serve hot.
Tips
Khatta bhaji is available at most vegetable vendors. It looks like a smaller version of spinach leaves and the leaves are slightly sour in taste.
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