Sindhi Kadhi Recipe | Sindhi Kadhi Chawal | Sindhi Curry

January 13, 2021By Geeta
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Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Serves: 5 People

Sindhi Kadhi Recipe | Sindhi Kadhi Chawal | Sindhi CurrySindhi Kadhi is a Sindhi cuisine’s flavorful gram flour(Besan) based curry with lots of vegetables and tanginess of tamarind (imli).

Gram flour is cooked in the oil on low flame to prepare the base of the Sindhi Kadhi and veggies are added to get the enhanced flavor and nutrition.

Sindhi Kadhi tastes the best with steamed white rice called chawar or chawal. Delicious Sindhi Kadhi Chawal is very much part of the Sindhi festivities menu or weekend meals

Sindhi Curry, a mouth-watering preparation with the nutrition of the mixed vegetables deserves to be the popular dish of the Sindhi households.

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Tips and suggestions for Sindhi Kadhi Recipe | Sindhi Kadhi Chawal

  • Be careful while cooking the gram flour in the oil, because If the gram flour is burnt then the taste and color of the dish will be spoiled.
  • Plan this dish when you are not in a hurry because for the desired flavorful curry, we need to simmer the sindhi kadhi for a long time.
  • Shallow fry or deep fry the vegetables first and then add it to the kadhi for a better texture of the veggies and enhanced taste of the Sindhi Curry. (except cluster beans/guar, which will be directly cooked in the kadhi)

What is the difference between Sindhi Kadhi and Rajasthani Kadhi or Punjabi Kadhi?

  • Sindhi Kadhi has the base of gram flour only whereas Rajasthani and Punjabi kadhi has the base of curd with the addition of little gram flour for the purpose of thickening the curry.
  • In Sindhi Kadhi, we cook the besan or gram flour in oil on low flame till it becomes aromatic whereas, in Punjabi or Rajasthani Kadhi, we need to add the gram flour directly to the curd in comparatively lesser quantity.
  • Assorted vegetables impart a unique flavor to the Sindhi Kadhi whereas curd based Kadhi of Rajasthani and Punjabi cuisine does not have mixed vegetables
  • Sindhi Kadhi takes its color from the cooked gram flour/besan wheres Rajasthani and Punjabi kadhi usually has a yellow color given by the addition of turmeric powder to the curd based gravy.

How to make Sindhi Kadhi

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Shallow frying veggies for Sindhi Kadhi

  1. Take 8 ladyfingers (okra). Remove the edges and slit them lengthwise. Cut one brinjal into 8 pieces. Take 10 small florets of cauliflower.
step 1

2. Peel and Chop 1 potato in pieces Shallow fry all the vegetables.

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3. Take out the fried veggies on a plate and keep aside.

step 3

Making Sindhi Kadhi

4. Firstly, put a heavy bottom pan on the heat and add 3 tbsp oil to it. Crackle 2 tsp mustard seeds into it.

step 4

5. Additionally, crackle 2 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds (methi seeds). Further, add 10-15 curry leaves and 2 pinches of asafoetida.

step 5

6. Additionally, add 4 tbsp of gram flour (besan)

step 6

7. Stir continuously and cook on low flame to avoid burning the gram flour.

step 7

8. It will turn light brown and aromatic in some time.

step 8

9. Next, add 3.5 cups of water to it and stir, Further, add all the spices, 1.25 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1.25 tsp salt. Keep stirring the curry.

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10. Take 6-7 cluster beans (guar), remove the edges, and cut each cluster bean into 2 pieces. Add to the fried veggies. We will directly cook the cluster beans in Sindhi Kadhi.

step 10

11. Add all the veggies to the Sindhi Curry. stir with a spoon. Due to gram flour/besan, the kadhi will thicken as it is cooked.

step 12

13. In the meantime, wash the tamarind and soak in hot water for 5-10minutes.

step 13

14. After that mash the tamarind well and sieve the water.

step 14

15. Now we will have tamarind water which has the tamarind paste to it. You can soak the tamarind in the beginning also when you start making the dish.

step 15

16. Further, mix this tamarind water to the Sindhi Kadhi to give a tangy flavor to it. Add half of the tamarind water first and cook for a few minutes, Taste it, if you want to make it tangier then add more tamarind water accordingly.

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17. Continue cooking the kadhi on low flame for 10-15 minutes more.

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18. Tamarind water will impart sour flavor to the kadhi and by now the Sindhi kadhi will have all the flavors of veggies also which were added to it.

step 18

19. Garnish the Sindhi Kadhi with chopped coriander leaves.

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20. Your Sindhi besan curry/Sindhi Kadhi is ready to be served.

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Sindhi Kadhi Recipe | Sindhi Kadhi Chawal | Sindhi Curry

Updated By Geeta
Sindhi Kadhi Recipe-Sindhi Kadhi is a flavorful gram flour(Besan) based curry with lots of vegetables and tanginess of tamarind (imli).
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course curries, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5 people

Equipment

  • Deep Bottom pan

Ingredients
  

For Shallow frying veggies of Sindhi Kadhi

  • 8 small lady fingers (okra)
  • 10 small florets cauliflower
  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 medium brinjal

For Making Sindhi Kadhi

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds (optional)
  • 10-15 curry leaves
  • 2 pinch asafoetida
  • 4 tbsp gram flour (besan)
  • 4 cup water
  • 1.25 tsp kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1.25 tsp salt or salt to taste
  • 7 cluster beans (guar)
  • shallow fried veggies
  • 2 tbsp tamarind (imli)
  • handful coriander leaves

Instructions
 

For shallow frying vegies of Sindhi Kadhi

  • Take 8 ladyfingers (okra). Remove the edges and slit them lengthwise. Cut one brinjal into 8 pieces. Take 10 small florets of cauliflower.
  • Peel and Chop 1 potato in pieces Shallow fry all the vegetables.
  • Take out the fried veggies on a plate and keep aside.

For making Sindhi Kadhi

  • Firstly, put a heavy bottom pan on the heat and add 3 tbsp oil to it. Crackle 2 tsp mustard seeds into it.
  • Additionally, crackle 2 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp of fenugreek seeds (methi seeds). Further, add 10-15 curry leaves and two pinches of asafoetida.
  • Additionally, add 4 tbsp of gram flour (besan)
  • Stir continuously and cook on low flame to avoid burning the gram flour.
  • It will turn light brown and aromatic in some time.
  • Next, add 3.5 cups of water to it and stir, Further, add all the spices, 1.25 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, 1 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1.25 tsp salt. Keep stirriing the curry.
  • Take 6-7 cluster beans (guar), remove the edges, and cut each cluster bean into 2 pieces. Add to the fried veggies. We will directly cook the cluster beans in Sindhi Kadhi.
  • Add all the veggies to the Sindhi Curry. stir with a spoon. Due to gram flour/besan, the kadhi will thicken as it is cooked.
  • In the meantime, wash the tamarind and soak in hot water for 5-10minutes.
  • After that mash the tamarind well and sieve the water.
  • Now we will have tamarind water which has the tamarind paste to it. You can soak the tamarind in the beginning also when you start making the dish.
  • Further, mix this tamarind water to the Sindhi Kadhi to give a tangy flavour to it. Add half of the tamarind water first and cook for few minutes, Taste it, if you want to make it more tangy then add more of tamarind water accordingly.
  • Continue cooking the kadhi on low flame for 10-15 minutes more.
  • Tamarind water will impart sour flavor to the kadhi and by now the Sindhi kadhi will have all the flavors of veggies also which were added to it.
  • Garnish the Sindhi Kadhi with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Your Sindhi besan curry/Sindhi Kadhi is ready to be served.

Notes

   Tips for Sindhi Kadhi
  • Be careful while cooking the gram flour in the oil. If the gram flour is burnt then the taste and color of the dish will be spoiled.
  • Plan this dish when you are not in a hurry because for the desired flavorful curry, we need to simmer the kadhi for a long time
  • Shallow fry or deep fry the vegetables first and then add it to the kadhi for a better texture of the veggies and enhanced taste of the Sindhi Curry. (except cluster beans/guar, which will be directly cooked in the kadhi))
Keyword Sindhi Kadhi

11 Comments

  • Gauri

    April 5, 2021 at 10:06 am

    5 stars
    It’s mouthwatering and something new. Gram flour is anyways healthy, will definitely try this recipe!

    1. By Geeta

      April 5, 2021 at 10:32 am

      Thank you, Gauri!

  • Archana

    April 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Very nice recipe

    1. By Geeta

      April 5, 2021 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you, Archana!

  • Rachana

    April 5, 2021 at 4:16 pm

    5 stars
    This looks incredibly delicious and easy to make

    1. By Geeta

      April 6, 2021 at 5:50 am

      Thank you, Rachana!

  • Sona

    April 9, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    5 stars
    Your dishes are really delicious & something new. I will certainly try this.

    1. By Geeta

      April 10, 2021 at 9:14 am

      Thanks, Sona!

  • Ninu Abraham

    May 21, 2021 at 3:05 pm

    Lots of flavours. Nice to have it hot

  • Sulu

    May 28, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    5 stars
    good to be had along with plain rice

  • Food Lover

    June 11, 2021 at 9:43 am

    5 stars
    mouth watering recipe

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