When it comes to food, some matches are made in heaven! Here are some of the most delicious Sindhi food combinations that you must try if you really want to taste the true flavors of Sindhi cuisine. Ranging from humble dal rice to ‘inspired’ macaroni curry, from soul soothing Kadhi -rice to signature Saibhaji pulav, here is an exhaustive, lip-smacking list of all the favorite meal combinations of Sindhi people. Enjoy!
Before I forget, please take a note that eating a Sindhi papad and some pickle with many of the meals mentioned here, will give you that authentic ‘Sindhi maani‘ (meal) feel !
1) Dal- Pakwan : Nutty, mushy dal scooped with crispy crunchy pakwan, with a dash of mint coriander chutney is a hands down winner when it comes to the most popular signature Sindhi breakfast.
To get the recipe of dal pakwan click here
2) Koki-Papad: Almost a staple Sindhi breakfast, thick spiced up roti called Koki is often had with papad. Grab some hot chai or chilled yogurt and you will end up eating a quick fix, filling and most satisfying breakfast. If you are lucky enough, you can fetch some spicy dal moong from the nearby thela.
To get recipe of Koki, click here
3) Seyun- patata: The sweet, rich, vermicelli with savory shallow fried, soft, spicy potato chunks is yet another favorite combination. A must try!!
To get the recipe of Seyun patata, click here
4) Chaap- Chola : Get over the regular aloo tikki with ragda; the Sindhi chaap chola made from the patties stuffed with boiled and spiced chana dal, and shallow fried till crisp, tastes divine. Topped with spicy, flavorsome kabuli chana curry, chutney and crunchy raw onions, this street food will surely blow your mind!
For recipe of chaap chola, click here
5) The mighty Sindhi Kadhi- chaanwaran:Enough said !!!
For the recipe of Kadhi chaanwaran, click here:
6) Saibhaji – Bhuga chaanwaran, kachalu tuk
Healthy and wholesome, this delicious Sindhi style spinach subzi tastes awesome with rice cooked with caramelized onions. The sinful, crispy double fried arbi adds an element of crunchiness. Have it with some traditional Sindhi pickle and the I bet you will crave for this kind of meal again and again!
For the recipe of Sindhi saibhaji and bhugha chaanwaran, click here
7) Tidali Dal- Dodo: Another healthy combination where the simple nutty flavors of three kind of lentils compliment well with patted sorghum roti. A rustic meal that is best enjoyed with some raw onions and side dish of your choice.
For the recipe of Tidali dal, click here
8) Ghyarsi Dodo- Bhaji: This satvik, fasting food, a classic combination of sauri flour roti (Doda) with tangy, peppery, tamarind flavored potato and lotus stem curry might just turn out to be a reason to start observing the Ekadashi fast 🙂
For recipe of gyarsi dodo ain bhaji, click here:
9) Tayri-Vangan patata:This sweetened rice flavored with fennel seeds, Kopra and black raisins is a sacred food for Sindhis. Served as prasad on all auspicious occasions, this tayri /tairi tastes great with Vangan patata (Brinjal and Potato curry).
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10) Varyun waara Chaanwaran ain Macroli phoolpatasha: Spicy Amritsari wadi cooked with caramelized onions and rice, when served with macaroni (yes, pasta sneaked into our kitchens eons ago!) and fox nut seeds curry, will blow up your taste buds !
To get the recipe of Varyun waara chaanwaran, click here
11) Degh waara Chaanwaran ain Bhee patata:A traditional food cooked on logs during wedding ceremonies, this smoky spiced up rice with lotus stem and potato curry was one of the reason that non Sindhis used to gate crash Sindhi ceremonies !
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12) Seero Malpuro:The rich syrupy fried Malpuras with equally rich, melt-in-the-mouth semolina halwa is such a heady combination. Ever tried it?
To get the recipe of Seero malpuro, click here
And to wind it up, this Sindhi Thali that is capable enough to send you into a food coma !
Starting from roti, in clock wise direction:
Shikarpuri Phulko (Simple whole wheat flour Roti)
Sannah pakora (Double fried gram flour fritters)
Attey ja Ladoo (Whole wheat flour ladoo)
Tosho (A sweet made from flour and sugar syrup)
Steamed rice topped with Sindhi Boondi
Sindhi Papad and Kheecha ( Flash fried rice/ sago papad)
Gathri pickle (Mango pickle, on the top left, outside Thali)
Did I miss out anything? Do let me know via comments and I will try to add it to the list 🙂