satsagi; Delicious Sindhi dish and its benefits in winter

This meal, also known as Satsaagi, Sat Bhajyun or Chiti Kuni, is frequently prepared in winter with seasonal ingredients such as spinach, carrot, turnip, soybean leaves, green peas, leaves of bathua and beets. The word ‘satsaagi’ is Hindi for ‘a dish consisting of seven vegetables’. The type of vegetables used in this dish each have distinctive qualities that contribute to its distinct flavor. It is frequently contrasted with Annkoota, a dish prepared especially for the famous Hindu festival of Govardhan. While Satsaagi uses onion and garlic and can be made with up to seven different vegetables, Annakoot is made with as many vegetables as possible minus the onion and garlic.


To prepare this delicious dish, you can use spinach, green peas, carrots, turnip, bathua, soy leaves, beets, tomatoes, onions, garlic, green peppers, red chillies, ghee, cumin seeds, ginger, asafoetida and butter with turmeric. powder. You can also use other vegetables like cauliflower, kohlrabi, radish and green mustard to boost the flavor of this dish.



Before slicing the vegetables for this dish, wash them all 5-7 times under running water. Then, except for the peas, roughly chop and re-wash all the greens. Now heat about 3 to 4 tablespoons of ghee in a pressure cooker over medium heat. Mustard oil is another option. Add two pinches of asafoetida, a few cumin seeds and two to three red chillies to the heated ghee. Add the chopped ginger and onion when they start to crackle. Fry them for two to three minutes. Next, place all the chopped vegetables and tomatoes in the pressure cooker. Season with salt, 1 teaspoon turmeric powder and 4-6 green chilies, to taste.

After mixing everything quickly, cover the pressure cooker with its lid. Cook a few whistles, then turn off the flame. Let the steam escape naturally. Then open the lid of the pressure cooker to cook the vegetables on the outside, allowing the water to evaporate completely. The final product of the dish should be as dry as possible. Enjoy with Bajre ki Roti or any healthy Chapati and generously drizzle with butter.