Gyarsi Dodo-Bhaji~Ekadashi Fasting Food
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Potato and lotus stem curry with sauri flour flat bread cooked during Ekadashi fast.
Recipe type: Maincourse
Serves: 2
For Curry
  • Potatoes 2
  • Sauri flour 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind extract 3-4 spoons or as required
  • Salt (preferably sea salt or rock salt )
  • Black pepper powder ½ tsp
  • Green chilies 1-2
  • Oil 2 tsp
  • water 2 cups
For Dodo (Flat bread) Makes 2
  • Sauri Flour 1 cup
  • Salt
  • Black pepper (crushed or powdered) ½ tsp
  • Oil 2 tsp
  • Mashed boiled potato 1
  • Water as much needed
  1. Soak tamarind in half cup of water for about 15 min, mash it properly, and discard the pulp
  2. Now in a pressure cooker add 2 tsp oil, and mix a tbsp of Sauri flour and roast it till slight change in colour is observed.
  3. Add water (mix well to avoid lumps), salt, black pepper powder and potato cubes (You can add boiled kamalkakdi too) tamarind water, green chillies and mix properly. Close the lid of cooker and wait for 2 whistles.
  4. Later, check the consistency of gravy and adjust accordingly. This curry is supposed to be watery
  5. This preparation is relished during Fast of Ekadashi along with gyarsi doda
To Make Dodo
  1. Take a cupful of sauri flour , and mix salt, pepper, mashed potato and little oil. Add a little amount of water and make soft dough. Divide it into two.
  2. Now grease a hot griddle (tawa) and gently pat the dough rolling in circular motion with palm of your hand, till a thickness of paratha is achieved (since this is bit tricky, an easy way out is to take a clean polythene bag or butter paper and lay on kitchen platform. Now sprinkle some flour on this polythene sheet and place the dough, and then gently pat it in circular motion till a thick roti is formed and carefully pick it up and place on greased and hot griddle
  3. Pour a little of oil and let the dodo cook on medium flame till small brown patches appear. Toss and cook on other side too. Repeat for remaining dough.
  4. Enjoy it hot with gyarsi bhaji or with dahi
  5. The dough tends to get loose and difficult to handle with time. Hence make sure to cook the flatbread as soon as you knead the dough.
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at