Popular regional cuisine called Sindhi Kadhi comes from the Sindh province, which is now a part of Pakistan. It is a tart and hot curry cooked with a mix of vegetables, besan (chickpea flour), and several spices. Sindhi Kadhi is a favourite dish among Sindhi populations and food enthusiasts due to its distinctive and tasty taste. A variety of vegetables, including okra (bhindi), drumsticks, potatoes, carrots, and onions, are the key components of Sindhi Kadhi. This dish’s distinctive tanginess comes from the tamarind pulp, yoghurt, and besan (chickpea flour) used to make the thick, spicy stew in which the veggies are cooked.
When creating Sindhi Kadhi, the besan is fried in oil until it turns golden brown, giving the dish a nutty flavour. The addition of spices such as cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and dried red chilies is then made. Next, the veggies are added to the tempering and cooked for a further few minutes. The curry is enhanced in flavour by the addition of tamarind pulp, which gives it a sour flavour, as well as a blend of yoghurt, besan, and water. The curry’s flavours are thoroughly combined as it simmers to a thick consistency. It is typically served hot, either with steamed rice, roti, or bread.
Prep time: 10-15 minutes Cooking time: 35-40 minutes Serves: 4-5 people
What’s up guys you are Welcome to my new blog. Today I’m making Sindhi Kadhi. Now, Sindhi Kadhi is a very popular Sindhi recipe. & this Kadhi is made differently in different households. The tempering is different at places, some places add tomatoes, some add gram flour & some add both. tamarind is used or mangosteen is used.
So like this there are many such little variations. Regarding the vegetables added to this, some add whatever veggies are available, however some are very particular. Similarly even at my home there are certain particular vegetables which are added to make Sindhi Kadhi.
Ingredients Of Sindhi Kadhi
- OIL 4 TBSP (1 LADLE)
- CUMIN SEEDS 1 TSP
- MUSTARD SEEDS 1 TSP
- FENUGREEK SEEDS ½ TSP
- ASAFOETIDA 1/4 TSP
- GRAM FLOUR 8 TBSP (2 LADLES)
- CURRY LEAVES 1 SPRIG
- HOT WATER 2 LITRE (APPROXIMATELY)
- SALT TO TASTE
- TURMERIC POWDER ½ TSP
- KASHMIRI RED CHILLI POWDER 1 TSP
- GINGER 2 TSP (CHOPPED)
- GREEN CHILLI 2 NO. (SLIT)
- TOMATO 3 NOS. (PUREE)
- DRUMSTICK 1 NO. (PEELED & CUT)
- CLUSTER BEANS½ CUP
- POTATO3 NOS. (QUARTERS)
- OIL 1 TBSP
- LADY FINGER 10-12 NOS.
- SALT IF REQUIRED
- TAMARIND PULP 2 TBSP (OR AS REQUIRED)
Similarly, Sindhi Kadhi is different in each household. A peculiar vessel is used to cook Sindhi Kadhi. It is called Sipri. & this Sipri is used to make Sindhi Kadhi & Punjabi Kadhi in our home. This vessel is used to cook just these 2 recipes at my home.
So, today, I’m going to make Sindhi Kadhi in my vessel. It’s a very simple recipe & tastes really delicious. Let’s learn how Sindhi Kadhi is made.
How To Make Sindhi Kadhi
Place a cooking pot on the stove, I’ve taken Sipri here. Now using a ladle like this with a small bowl on it, add oil to it. Take about 4 tbsp worth of oil. Now, you have to heat this oil. Once the oil is hot, then to this add 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds, & add 1/4th tsp asafoetida & let the mustard & cumin seeds crackle.
Now using the same ladle add 2 ladleful of gram flour, which is equal to 8 tbsp of gram flour. Take double quantity of gram flour to the oil. After adding the gram flour, roast the gram flour on low flame while stirring continuously. It is important to stir continuously otherwise the gram flour will stick to the bottom of the vessel.
& it’s important to keep the flame low otherwise the gram flour will cook very quickly. Slowly & gradually cook it until it turns light golden brown in colour. Don’t make it dark golden brown in colour. You will see after cooking nicely for 6-7 minutes, it will become light golden brown in colour . then add some curry leaves to it, & stir nicely. The curry leaves will crackle too.
Now, you have to add approximately 1 litre of hot water to it. Add water slowly while stirring slowly, otherwise the gram flour will form lumps in it. so add water sloly sloly while stirring slowly? Once you have added 1 litre of water to this, then add 1 more litre of hot water. In total I have added 2 litres of water.
After adding the water, add salt to taste, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder, 2 tsp chopped or grated ginger, 2 green chillies slit, & here I’ve pureed 3 tomatoes,
so add puree of 3 tomatoes to it. After adding all these ingredients, you have to stir it all nicely & bring it to a boil on high flame.
So bring the kadhi to a boil on high flame. Once kadhi is boiling, then we have to add vegetables to it. Meanwhile, Kadhi will automatically thicken. In vegetables, I’ve taken a peeled & cut drum stick, Add it to the kadhi, 1/2 cup cluster beans, I’ve taken 3 potatoes, which I’ve quartered & added,
There are ladies finger & brinjals left, which we will fry separately & then add at later stage. Now, nicely stir the Kadhi & cover it with lid after stirring. & let the kadhi simmer nicely on medium low flame. Let it simmer nicely & cook for 10-12 minutes minimum.
Kadhi should thicken, vegetables should be cooked nicely & until the kadhi cooks, it won’t develop flavours. We have left the kadhi to simmer. It is very important to cook the kadhi. Cook it nicely for 10-15 minutes. It will thicken, change it’s colour & once cooked, it will develop great flavours too.
Now, let me clarify few things. In some houses tomatoes are not added, like even in my mom’s recipe we don’t add them, when making Sindhi Kadhi, we just add gram flour to it. & some people use gram flour less & more tomatoes, So there are different variations of Sindhi Kadhi. I’ve seen that in some households mustard seeds aren’t used & in some curry leaves aren’t used, So everyone has their own recipe. No recipe is right or wrong. Every household has their own Kadhi recipe.
I really like this recipe & that’s why I make it like this. Now about the vegetables that go in it. We saw that I added cluster beans, potatoes & drum sticks, I’m still going to add ladyfinger & brinjals. In our house ladyfinger, cluster beans, potato & drum sticks are added. Brinjal is also not added.
Now in different households, cauliflower or Tarro root is added, Some people add yams to it, Some people add pumpkin. So like this various vegetables go in it. If you are adding veggies like yams, or pumpkin or tarro root, then they are deep fried nicely & then added. Some people even deep fry potatoes & add into the Kadhi. That is also right method. Some people shallow fry it & add. That is also the right method.
Since brinjals & ladyfingers are slimy vegetables, if we add them in beginning, then they will add slime to Kadhi. That’s why in this recipe I shallow fry ladyfinger & brinjal & add in the end, So that it doesn’t need to cook a lot & shallow frying gives it a texture & structure to hold itself in the Kadhi. We’ll do that while the Kadhi is simmering. Other differences I’ve already tell you.
I’m sure if at your home, Sindhi Kadhi is made differently, tell me how your recipe is made in the comments below. So even I will get to learn about it & I will try those recipes as well. & compare how the taste of the Kadhi will vary.
Now the next step is that while the Kadhi is cooking on the side, let’s fry the ladyfinger & brinjal on other side. & then add it & our Kadhi will be almost ready, & then we just have to add some acidity & adjust the seasonings.
Place a pan on high flame & then add 1 tbsp oil to it & heat it up. Now add 10-12 ladyfinger to it.
Firstly wash & wipe the ladyfingers very well. After adding it, shallow fry it on high flame for 3-4 minutes. We are not using a lot of oil here. Some people shallow fry it in more oil as well. Cook the ladyfinger only for 3-4 minutes, until it gets some colour on the skin.
You will see that after 3-4 minutes our ladyfinger is fried, Take it out aside in a plate or a bowl. Now in the same pan add 2 washed & quartered small brinjals. Cook it similarly for 3-4 minutes. so I’ve cooked the brinjals too. Transfer them to the same bowl.
Now, it’s been 10-12 minutes, let’s check the Kadhi. You will see that the colour of the Kadhi has slightly changed. At this stage, add the fried ladyfinger & brinjal, Mix these ingredients nicely & then cover the Kadhi again.
At this stage, I’m going to simmer the Kadhi again for 10-15 more minutes so that the flavours develop even more. Once you have simmered the Kadhi for 10-15 more minutes, then remove the lid & check it again, You will see how beautiful the Kadhi is looking & the consistency is perfect too. This is how it should be.
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Let’s check the potato. Once the potato in the kadhi is cooked, the kadhi is usually ready. You will see that your potatoes are nicely cooked too. At this stage, taste the Kadhi, & check for salt & acidity. I felt it needed more salt so adding some salt here.
For the sourness I’m using tamarind pulp now. So I’m using 2 tbsp of tamarind pulp, I had soaked the tamarind earlier. You can add tamarind water too. You can even add mangosteen here.
Mangosteen is also added in some households. I’ve stirred the Kadhi nicely. Some people add a little jaggery to balance the taste, That is optional. You can add jaggery if you like.
Taste it again. If you feel the need to add more tamarind, you can add it, If it’s sour enough for you then no need to add more tamarind at this stage. Cook the Kadhi for 2-3 minutes after adding the tamarind. & you will see that your perfect delicious Sindhi Kadhi is ready. Let’s plate it and serve this wonderful and very delicious Sindhi kadhi.
Sindhi Kadhi Chawal & papad to go with it. The meal is absolutely scrumptious. If you have some more time at hand then have Aloo Tuk or Arbi Tuk along with it. It will taste even more amazing. Sindhi Kadhi & Aloo Tuk. Beautiful, beautiful combination.
So Definitely try this recipe at your home. I’m sure you’re gonna love it. I know a lot of people will say that it looks like Sambhar, the colour & vegetables are the same. But Sambhar & Sindhi Kadhi are completely different. Sambhar has sambhar masala, coconut, & lentils go into it. Everything here, is very different. This is an entirely different process & recipe.
It may look similar but it is a completely different recipe & tastes incredible. Do try this recipe at your home. Share this sindhi kadhi with your friends & family. And Hit the subscribe button if you’ve liked this recipe.
Have an amazing time with this beautiful recipe at your home. Cheers!
it comprises a variety of vegetables jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre, Sindhi Kadhi is not only tasty but also nourishing. It is a flexible recipe that may be customised to individual tastes by adding or removing vegetables in accordance with seasonal availability.
Overall, Sindhi Kadhi is a delicious and tasty curry that highlights the Sindhi community’s culinary heritage. People who prefer complex and varied regional cuisines love it for its blend of tangy, spicy, and savoury flavours.
Q: What are the main vegetables used in Sindhi Kadhi?
Drumsticks, potatoes, carrots, onions, okra (bhindi), and drumstick leaves are the primary vegetables frequently used in Sindhi Kadhi.
Q: What gives Sindhi Kadhi its tangy taste?
The inclusion of tamarind pulp, which is combined with the curry during cooking, gives Sindhi Kadhi its sour flavour.
Q: What is the key ingredient that thickens the Sindhi Kadhi gravy?
Besan (chickpea flour) is the main component that thickens the Sindhi Kadhi stew. Before adding it to the curry, it is fried in oil until golden brown, giving the dish its thick consistency.
Q: How is Sindhi Kadhi typically served?
Typically, Sindhi Kadhi is served hot and consumed with steamed rice, roti, or bread.
Q: Can I customize the vegetables in Sindhi Kadhi?
Yes, you may alter the vegetables in Sindhi Kadhi to suit your tastes or the seasonal bounty. Vegetables can be added or swapped out according to personal preference.
Q: Is Sindhi Kadhi a spicy dish?
Yes, the spice in Sindhi Kadhi is well renowned. It has a mixture of spices that give it a spicy flavour, including cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, and dried red chilies.
Q: Can I make Sindhi Kadhi without yogurt?
Yes, you may prepare a Sindhi Kadhi variant without yoghurt. This variation, known as “Besan Kadhi,” thickens the stew by substituting additional besan (chickpea flour) for the yoghurt.
Q: Can I make Sindhi Kadhi vegan?
Yes, by deleting yoghurt and making the proper adjustments, such as using plant-based yoghurt or skipping it altogether, Sindhi Kadhi may be made vegan.