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Monday, March 7, 2016

Sindhi kadhi

My mami had made Sindhi Kadhi for us when we visited their home years back.That taste lingers on ! This kadhi was on must try list.This week ,when I went veggie shopping, I made it a point to pick up gavar or cluster beans as I am not fond of it & hardly ever buy it. Also ,I had looked up Sindhi Kadhi on Sindhi Rasoi & made a mental list of veggies ,I needed.By the way ,Sindhi Rasoi has very delectable chaat recipes.

I have this habit of googling the recipe & checking it on many blogs to see if I can get away with an easier method as I am too lazy to try anything with patience. I tried a you tube video of Sindhi Kadhi ( she used carrots & even red pumpkin ) & another by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.Hence, my recipe is a mix of all these.

Ingredients : 2-3 tbsp besan, 2-3 medium tomatoes ( grated or pureed in mixer ) , 15-20 gavar , stringed & chopped into finger size pieces,  1 drum stick chopped into finger size pieces, 6-8 okra or ladies fingers slit into two lengthwise, 1 medium carrot ( peeled & cut into thin pieces lengthwise ) , 1 medium potato ( peeled & cut into thin wedges ) , 1 green chilli finely chopped, 1 tsp grated ginger,  8-10 curry leaves,1 tbsp tamarind paste,2 tbsp oil, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1tsp jaggery, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1/tsp jeera , 1/4 tsp methi seeds, 1/4 tsp haldi, 1/4 tsp hing, salt to taste, some fresh coriander for the garnish, 1-2 cups water or as needed.

Method : Heat 1 tbsp oil in pressure pan or thick bottomed vessel.Add mustard, jeera ,methi seeds.When they splutter add, green chillies, grated ginger & curry pattas .Saute all nicely.Add 2-3 tbsp besan & roast it in the vessel nicely for 10-12 minutes till  besan gets browned slightly.Keep on roasting with spoon on low flame or besan might get burnt. Add tomato puree & mix nicely. Add all veggies except okra.Mix nicely. Add red chilli powder ,haldi , hing & salt. Mix nicely.Add 1 cup water.Pressure cook upto 1 whistle Then lower flame & keep cooker on slow flame for 10 minutes.Put off gas.

In a kadhai , saute the okra pieces for 8-10 minutes.Put off gas.Add these okhta pieces to the pressure cooker curry.Add tamarind paste. Add jaggery. Mix nicely.Simmer on slow flame for about 5 minutes.If the curry is too thick, 1/2 to 1 cup water can be added at this stage. Put off gas. Serve Sindhi Kadhi garnished with fresh coriander.

Tips : I had added salt later, almost towards the end.that's why maybe, drumsticks got all overcooked. Next time around,I will try cooking drumsticks separately & add them along with okras towards the end of the recipe.


  1. looks great ...to be eaten with steamed rice ...or as a soup?