Sai Bhaji with Bugha Chawal

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook: 30 minutes | Servings: 4

Ingredients 6 whistles

For Sai Bhaji

2 tbsp oil

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

2 medium onions, finely chopped

1 medium tomato, finely chopped

2 green chillies, sliced

1 cup spinach leaves, chopped

½ cup fenugreek leaves, chopped

¼ cup soya leaves, chopped

2 tbsp chana dal, soaked

2 cups water

Salt to taste

For Bugha Chawal

2 tbsp oil

1 inch cinnamon stick, crushed

2 green cardamom pods, crushed

1 black cardamom, crushed

3-4 cloves, crushed

1 medium onion, finely chopped

2 bay leaves

2 cups water

Salt to taste

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 cup rice, soaked and drained

Process

For Sai Bhaji

  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add onions and saute till translucent. Add tomatoes, saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add green chillies and saute for 2 minutes. Add spinach leaves, fenugreek leaves and soya leaves, mix well and saute for a minute.
  • Add chana dal and water, mix well. Add salt, cover the pressure cooker and cook till 6 whistles.

For Bhuga Rice

  • Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan, add cinnamon stick, green cardamom, black cardamom and cloves, saute till fragrant.
  • Add onions and saute till translucent. Add bay leaves, saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add water, salt, chilli powder, mix well.
  • Add rice, mix well. Cover and cook till the rice is done.
  • Serve hot with the prepared Sai Bhaji.
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