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What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word Sindhi? Sindhi Kadhi, right?

A lot of people may or may not know the Sindhi culture but the one thing they know for sure is the Sindhi Kadhi. Sindhi cuisine & recipes are passed on from one generation to the other. Sindhi Kadhi has been an intriguing dish to all my friends since childhood. A lot of my friends wanted to eat this delectable dish. It is also known to some as Sindhi Besan Ki Kadhi.

I saw a lot of people post the Sindhi Kadhi Recipe over the internet, with variations like adding jaggery, mustard seeds, tomato, kadhi patta (curry leaves) etc. Believe you me, none of these ingredients are needed when preparing Authentic Sindhi Kadhi. The Sindhi Kadhi Recipe that I am presenting today, comes straight from a Sindhi Rasoi. It was taught to me by my mother & mother-in-law. To them it was taught by their mother & mother-in-law and so on and so forth.

The Sindhi Kadhi is supremely delicious and very easy to make.  It is made from gram flour and vegetables. Vegetables like okra, eggplant, cauliflower, Indian squash (tinde), yam (suran), cluster beans (gwar fali), potatoes, green chilies, drumsticks (singi) & a lot more, are added to increase the taste & nutrition. This Authentic Sindhi Kadhi is served with steamed rice, as lunch only in the Sindhi Community. Papad (a staple appetizer of Sindhi’s) and sweet bundi (meethi boondi) garnished with Almond clipping are the condiments that are always served with this mouth-watering & exquisite Sindhi Kadhi. This recipe requires the use of tamarind water that needs to be prepared in advance. Click here to View the Tamarind Water Recipe Video or view the Text Version of the Tamarind Water Recipe.

So let us reveal the secret of this Sindh Cuisine without any further delays.


Hereunder is the YouTube Video Recipe for Authentic Sindhi Kadhi.


Print Recipe
Simple and Easy Recipe to Make Authentic Sindhi Kadhi
Follow this step-by-step guide to make this luscious and Mouthwatering Authentic Sindhi Kadhi in Your Kitchen.
Authentic Sindhi Kadhi
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Authentic Sindhi Kadhi
  1. Deep Fry okra (bhindi), cauliflower florets (fool gobhi ke tukde) and eggplant (baingan).
    Fried Vegetables
  2. Heat 5 tablespoons of oil in thick bottom pan.
  3. Add half of the cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. Let them crackle.
    Add Cumin & Fenugreek Seeds
  4. Once the Cumin & Fenugreek Seeds Crackle, add gram flour (besan) and cook till this mixture gives a good aroma and turns brown in color, as shown in the video above. Make sure to stir continuously while cooking the gram flour with oil.
    Add Gram Flour
  5. Once the Gram Flour is cooked, add 4 glasses of hot water. This helps in cooking the kadhi faster and adds to the taste & aroma of the Kadhi.
    Add Hot Water
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder (haldi) and 1/4th teaspoon of red chilli powder & mix well.
    Add Spices
  7. Give this mixture a good boil.
    Boil Well
  8. After the boil we will add raw vegetables to the kadhi. We will add Cluster Beans (Gwar Fali), whole green chilies & potatoes.
    Add Raw Vegetables & Boil
  9. After 10-15 minutes of boiling the raw vegetables will become tender.
    Tender Vegetables
  10. Now add fried vegetables.
    Add Fried Vegetables
  11. Add tamarind water. Give it a good mix to dissolve the tamarind water.
    Add Tamarind Water
  12. Cover the pan & cook the kadhi for another 10 minutes on low flame.
    Cover & Cook
  13. Turn the flame off after 10 minutes & prepare the tadka / tempering.
    Turn the Flame Off
  14. Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan and add the remaining cumin seeds (Jeera). Add red chili powder once the cumin seeds crackle.
  15. Mix well & pour this tempering / tadka over kadhi.
    Pour Tempering
  16. Pour in a Bowl & Garnish with Fresh Coriander leaves.
    Garnish With Fresh Coriander Leaves
  17. Sindhi Kadhi is now ready to be served.
    Sindhi Kadi Ready To Serve
  18. Serve kadhi hot and with rice, papad and meethi boondi.
    Serve with Rice, Boondi & Papad
Recipe Notes

Contact Chef: Payal Jethani

Tips:  You can add fried or raw vegetables of your choice while making Sindhi Kadhi.

Tricks: Wash & add 7-8 pieces of kokum to the kadhi while adding the raw vegetables & tamarind water.

Served With: Fresh Steamed Rice, Papad & Meethi Boondi.



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