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sindhi kadhi

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


  • Deep Bottom pan


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


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.


   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))
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