July 11, 2009

Indian Food- Sai Bhaji- Spinach with Yellow split peas ..

This is a typical Sindhifood.
Its a combination between spinach and yellow split peas( Chana Daal), sometimes people drops chopped potatoes also inside. I usually cook this with pressure cooker to cut the cooking time.

I dont know the meaning of Sai, but Bhaji means a dish. Never know this dish if my hubby is not Indian :),as me & my family not really familiar with kind of lentils except MOong Beans( Kacang Hijau / Moong Daal), Poroto Beans(Red Beans/ Kacang Jogo), and Soya Beans ( Kacang Kedelai).

We enjoy this Sai Bhaji with rice. Its also serves usually with chapati( Indian bread).
Wanna try? Its worth to try, thinking all the nutrition inside.

U only need:
1/2 cup Yellow split peas, wash.
2 3/4 cup water
2 tsp salt
Pinch of turmeric & black pepper
1 green chili
2 cm ginger,chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion ( if the onion is big size, half is enough) chopped.
1 bunch of spinach, removes leaves from stem, and chopped roughly.
If lazy no need to chopped, I also do that..
1 tomato, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds/ Jeera /Jinten.
4 tbsp oil.

Heat oil.
Fry jeera for awhile and add in garlic,ginger,chili and onion. Fry until fragrant. Add in tomato,fry until tomato soft.
Add in spinach mix it, add in yellow split peas, and water, salt, pepper and turmeric.
Cook with pressure cooker for about 20 minutes, Until the Daal soft.

Serve with rice or chapati.

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