Mouthwatering Baluchi Sajji

Sajji is a native dish of the desert province of Baluchistan, Pakistan.  It is unique and Indigenous Balochi way of cooking lamb, adopted now in Urban areas of Pakistan by replacing lamb with chicken.

For making Sajji the meat  is roasted to a delightful degree of tenderness and is not very spicy. It is a whole leg of lamb or whole chicken deliciously marinated in local herbs and salt, barbecued beside an open fire. It is very popular among the locals and is offered with great insistence to the guests. It is served with special bread “Kaak”, “roti” or “naan”, which is baked in an oven, wrapped around a stone.

Sajji is amongst the favorite delicacies of Baluchistan natives specially it is famous in Quetta. A spicier version is preferred in Karachi or Lahore, uses chicken instead of lamb. The chickens are on wooden rods and they are cooked slowly on the heat of smoldering fire. The urban people prefers to use Chat masala( spice) , lemon juice, Raita(yogurt) and salad with it. While originally it has been eaten with bread.

Famous Sajji outlets in Karachi and Lahore are Quetta Sajji House and Food Street.

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