Sindhi Kadhi

Sindhi Kadhi

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Sindhi cuisine is very nutritious with a predominant use of vegetables in each and every dish.

Sindhi kadhi is one such example where all the vegetables are used beautifully to complement each other in taste, colour and texture.

You can also try other popular recips from Sindhi cuisine like Sindhi Koki , Spicy Sindhi Dal , Aloo Tuk and Dal Pakwan.

Enjoy how to make Sindhi Kadhi recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

Sindhi Kadhi recipe - How to make Sindhi Kadhi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For Sindhi Kadhi
1/4 cup cluster beans (gavarfali)
1/2 cup potatoes peeled and cubed
1/4 cup drumsticks (saijan ki phalli / saragavo)
1/4 cup ladies finger (bhindi) , slit into 2 vertically and cut into 2 horizontally
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
4 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
2 tsp chopped green chillies
1 tsp grated ginger (adrak)
4 to 6 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp chilli powder
1 to 2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For sindhi kadhi

    For sindhi kadhi
  1. To make sindhi kadhi, boil the gavarfali and potato in enough water till they are tender. Keep aside, retaining the water.
  2. Heat oil 1 tbsp in a broad non-stick pan. Add the bhindi and saute for 3-4 minutes. Drain the bhindi and transfer to a plate.
  3. Add the remaining oil in the same pan and heat it up. Add the cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds. When they crackle add the asafoetida.
  4. Add the bengal gram flour and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes over a medium flame till it is golden brown.
  5. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  6. Add the green chillies, ginger, curry leaves, turmeric powder, chilli powder, tamarind pulp and all the cooked vegetables and salt and bring to a boil. Simmer till the sindhi kadhi becomes slightly thick.
  7. Serve the sindhi kadhi hot with rice.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy179 cal
Protein3.8 g
Carbohydrates14.4 g
Fiber3.3 g
Fat12.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14.4 mg
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Sindhi Kadhi recipe with step by step photos

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How to make Sindhi Kadhi:

  1. Take a deep non-stick pan filled with enough water and let it boil.
  2. Add the gavarfali, potatoes and cook till they are tender. Before you boil,  string the gavarfali and cut them into pieces. Wash, peel and chop the potatoes up into cubes of equal size. You can also add drumsticks to your Sindhi Kadhi. They should be cut into pices of the same size as the bhindi. Boil them along with the other vegetables.
  3. Drain the vegetables and keep them aside.
  4. Take about 1½ tbsp of tamarind in a small bowl. 
  5. Add about cup ¼ of water.
  6. Mix the tamarind with the water well using your fingers. Keep aside.
  7. Heat about 1 tbsp of oil in a deep kadhai
  8. Add the bhindi to it. The head of the bhindi should be cut and it should be slit into 2 halves vertically. Then, it should be cut into 2 halves horizontally. 
  9. Sauté for about  3-4 minutes till the bhindi is cooked and is tender.
  10. Drain the bhindi from the oil and transfer to a plate. Keep aside.
  11. In the same kadhai add the remaining oil and heat it up. Add the cumin seeds in it. 
  12. Then, add the fenugreek seeds. 
  13. When they crackle add the asafoetida. All these ingredients are the main flavouring agents for our Sindhi Kadhi. You can add curry leaves at this stage if you wish to. We have added them later.
  14. Add the bengal gram flour(besan). This is the thickening agent for the Sindhi kadhi.
  15. Roast the gram flour well for about 4 to 5 minutes over a medium flame till it turns golden brown in colour. Do not burn the besan as it gives and awful flavour when burnt.
  16. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. You may require little more water as it depends on the quality of the besan that you have used.
  17. Add the green chillies for the spice.
  18. Add the ginger. We add them for pungency. 
  19. Add the turmeric powder for colour.
  20. Add the chilli powder. You can increase or decrease the quantity of the chili powder as per your spice tolerance level.
  21.  Add tamarind pulp for the desired sourness in the Sindhi Kadhi.
  22. Furthermore, add the curry leaves.
  23. Now, its time to add all the cooked vegetables.
  24. Also, add the sautéed bhindi.
  25. Finally, add the salt to taste to your Sindhi Kadhi.
  26. Bring the Sindhi Kadhi to a boil and simmer till it becomes slightly thick.
  27. Serve the Sindhi Kadhi hot with Chawal. Best served with rice,  Sindhi Kadhi is also eaten with drool-worthy Aloo Tuk and Sweet Boondi for the perfect balance of sweet and salty.  

Sindhi Kadhi Chawal

  1. There is nothing that brings people together as well as food does and Sindhi's have got this down to the pat. With their Sindhi curry and chawal, a staple in every Sindhi household. Be it for its quick prep time or the large quantities, Sindhi Kadhi Chawal is also the preferred dish during wedding times.    Sindhis love to pair the Sindhi Kadhi up with hot steamed chawal. It is a perfect meal for a Sunday afternoon. Traditionally Sindhi Kadhi is always had with chawal and is commonly known as Sindhi Kadhi Chawal. When guests are over or there is a wedding function, the Sindhi Kadhi chawal is always made. 


Sindhi Kadhi
 on 20 Oct 18 08:41 PM

We prepare sindhi kadhi very offen receipe is same
Tarla Dalal
22 Oct 18 09:15 AM
   That is amazing. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Sindhi Kadhi
 on 14 Sep 16 11:03 AM

Tarla Dalal
14 Sep 16 11:12 AM
   Hi Nirupama , we are delighted you loved the Sindhi Kadhi recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Sindhi Kadhi
 on 29 Aug 16 06:29 PM

Nice recipe. But isn''t Drumstick a required ingredient? Tastes well.
Tarla Dalal
30 Aug 16 05:08 PM
   Hi Vaishali, No we have not used drumstick, however if you wish you can always add.
Sindhi Kadhi
 on 30 Jun 16 02:27 PM

Tarla Dalal
30 Jun 16 02:35 PM
   Hi Fatema , we are delighted you loved the Sindhi Kadhi recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Sindhi Kadhi
 on 16 Mar 16 11:19 AM

This is tasty and me tried several times.thanks tarlaji .and am big fan of yours.when you are coming on Tarla dalal show that time I was not missing even one episode. You always make the food easy to cook and with less time.
Tarla Dalal
16 Mar 16 03:08 PM
   Hi Sarita , we are delighted you loved the Sindhi Kadhi recipe and it came out perfectly. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
Sindhi Kadhi
 on 27 Dec 15 09:28 AM

Tarla Dalal
28 Dec 15 09:58 AM
   Thanks Gautam. We would love to hear from you again.
Sindhi Kadhi
 on 16 Sep 12 05:00 PM

My kids did not like it.They said it tasted like Sambhar Kadhi..