Chicken sajji
Sajji being cooked in Balochistan, Pakistan

Sajji (Balochi: سجی) is a popular dish in Balochistan province of Pakistan. It consists of whole lamb or chicken, in skewers (fat and meat intact), marinated only in salt, sometimes covered with green papaya paste, stuffed with rice, then roasted over coals. Sajji is considered done when it is at the 'rare' stage. It is served with a special bread "Kaak", "roti" or "naan", which is baked in an oven, wrapped around a stone "tandoor". Sajji is favourite dish of Baloch people and is available in all regions of Pakistan. Regional varieties are found with subtle differences in flavouring notably in the urban centres of Karachi, Islamabad or Lahore, uses chicken instead of lamb, and is roasted until it is medium or well-done.

Famous Sajji outlets in Karachi, Lahore, Tando Adam Khan, Quetta Sajji House and Food Street. In Sargodha famous sajji outlet is Zam Zam Sajji House

Balochi Sajji in Lahore

Balochi Sajji has special cuisine in Lahore with name of Balochi Sajji by Bundo Khan Restaurant situated in Qadafi Stadium Lahore.

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