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Mithi dhabhal

Mithi Dhabhal~Sweet Bread

Making Indian sweets at home could be tricky since most of these require perfect consistency of sugar syrup to obtain perfect texture of sweet dish. While some Indian sweets are little forgiving when it comes to syrup consistency (malpua, rasgulla, gulabjamun etc), the texture of batter/dough needs to be perfect for satisfactory results in such […]
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Kuneh Ja Bhee|Steamed Lotus stem Chaat

Apart from the quintessential Papad, pickle, Kadhi and Saibhaji, Sindhis are well known for their love for the lotus stem and they are the most avid eaters of this slightly nutty, mildly sweet, crunchy stem. Their insatiable appetite for Bhee is the reason that lotus stems are particularly found in markets in and around Sindhi […]
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phulan ji lai, kurmura chikki

Phulan Ji Laai|Puffed Rice Candy

It is that time of the year when Indians are busy cleaning their homes and shops, decorating it with flowers, lights and lanterns, buying new clothes, making sweets and savories and visiting relatives, family and friends. Yes, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights, when the evening shimmers with rows of tiny flames of earthen lamps […]
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khumbi mushroom curry

Khumbyun Dhaag Mein |Mushroom Curry

My hubby’s grandmother often used to talk about some lost Sindhi recipes and the way vegetables and other ingredients lack the original flavors. She would rant about the ‘not so fragrant’ fenugreek leaves, insipid spinach and flavorless ghee and would compare it with the quality of ingredients that were available in the past. She would […]
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Mukand wadi|Home made Seitan

Mukand wadi/ Mukundvadi  was adapted by Sindhis from the cuisine of  Multan, a district in the Punjab province across the border, before the devastating partition of 1947 happened. Apart from Multani wadi, Sohan halwa and Dholi (Doli) rotis from Multan were popular amongst the people of Sindh. Post partition, many such traditional recipes started to […]
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Sindhi no onion no garlic curry

Vaishnu Bhaji|Curry without Onion and Garlic

Allow me to share some interesting food facts related to Sindhi people. I may be wrong in certain observations, so do correct me if you disagree. In general, Sindhis are divided into various types when it comes to food preferences. a) Those who eat non veg. food, be it goat meat, fish, eggs, chicken etc. […]
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Pomegranate chuntey

Dhaarun Ji Chutney|Pomegranate Chutney

Dhaarun or Pomegranate is yet another exotic ingredient used conventionally in Sindhi cuisine. Generally the dried seeds of Pomegranate, commonly known as Dharun Khaata (Annardana) are used in popular Sindhi food like Koki , Sannah pakora, Tidali dal etc. But the chutney made from fresh pomegranate seeds is also served at many street food carts […]
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Lotus Stem Tikki

Bheeya Ji Tikki|Stuffed Lotus stem Tikki

A Sindhi’s love for Lotus stem dates back to pre-partition era and our forefathers loved the nutty flavored, woodsy looking, stringy/hairy stem of Lotus flower so much that they started cultivating it here in India, around their homes, and hence  this Lotus stem or Bhee is still found mostly in Sindhi dominated areas.Those who grew […]
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majun

Majoon|Sindhi Winter Sweet

Majoon Mithai is a dryfruit and mawa (Khoya) based Sindhi Mithai. The recipe varies from family to family. While some use water and sugar syrup, others prefer to cook a mixture of milk and sugar and  then add other ingredients like poppy seeds, dried coconut and Mawa  to make this decadent dessert. This particular recipe […]
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drumstick flower curry

Swanjhro|Drumstick Flowers currry

Drumsticks are widely used in Sindhi cuisine, be it in the traditional Sindhi kadhi, or in Seyal bhaji, as Bhughal Singhyun or in tomato gravy. The dried tender drumsticks called Suandhro, finds its place in dry curry or even in Raita (condiment made with yoghurt). Our love for the Moringa oleifera, the drumstick tree, extends beyond its tender […]
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