Saibhaji
Author: Alka
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Sindhi saibhaji recipe
Ingredients
  • Spinach 1 Bunch (while buying spinach, ask the vendor to add some khatta and sua i.e Dill leaves and some fenugreek leaves i.e methi)
  • Tomatoes 2 Medium
  • Brinjal (Egg Plant) 1 Small
  • 1 okra, one small potato (either or both)
  • Arbi (kachaloo) ½(optional)
  • Onion 2
  • Channa Dal (Bengal Gram Dal)1 small cup(soak for at least ½ hr, rinse properly)
  • Green Chillies 2-3
  • Ginger a bit
  • Coriander powder
  • Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 2 tps
Method
  1. Wash spinach leaves along with khatta ,methi (you can use 2 tsp of kasuri methi in case fresh leaves are unavailable) and sua (dill leaves) and chop them well Wash and dice all the other vegetables, including onions
  2. Heat oil in pressure cooker, add all chopped vegetables but excluding spinach , green chillies and tomatoes, fry them till tender
  3. Add chopped spinach leaves along with khatta, methi and sua, tomatoes, green chillies, add all dry masalas, salt, chana dal and fry for few minutes
  4. Add little water and close the lid.Wait for at least 7-8 whistles open the lid , mash it well and adjust its consistency
  5. Could be served with almost everything, ranging from plain steamed rice, to bhuge chawal,veg biryani , koki or doda.
  6. The picture shows saibhaji with pulav and fried brinjal.The pulav shown here is actually cooked in pressure cooker,all you need to do is take some oil, add chopped vegetables of your choice, like carrots,cauliflower, beans and /or peas, sliced onion, saute all of them together and add rice, chopped green chillies ,salt, turmeric powder a pinch of garam masala and some kasuri methi, add some water (just above the level of rice), close the lid of pressure cooker and wait for two whistles.Let it stand for 5 minutes and serve
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at http://sindhirasoi.com/2008/03/saibhaji/