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Sindhi Kadhi

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This tangy curry is traditionally made by the Sindhi community from Northern India. Serve it with a long-grained, fragrant rice like Basmati. Since it's full of vegetables and made with tomatoes and gram flour, it's also nutritious.


  • 1 cup Toor/ Tuvar Daal (split yellow pigeon peas)
  • 8-10 large tomatoes sliced thick
  • 3 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 green chillies slit lengthwise
  • 1/4 tsp asafetida powder
  • 3 tbsps bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup baby okra (whole or with tops and tails trimmed)
  • 1 cup beans cut into 2" pieces
  • 1 cup carrot cut into thick slices
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the Toor/ Tuvar Daal in hot water for 1 hour.
  • Boil the Daal in a pressure cooker with water and the tomatoes till done. To do this, once you have closed the pressure cooker cook on a high flame till you hear the first whistle (pressure release). Now reduce the flame to a simmer and cook till you hear 2 more whistles. Turn off the fire.
  • Whisk the Daal and add hot water (if necessary) till you get a smooth, soup-like consistency.
  • Heat the oil in a pan on a medium flame. Add the cumin and fenugreek seeds, green chillies and asafetida. Cook till the spluttering stops.
  • Now add the gram flour. Cook till the raw aroma of the gram flour is gone - it will turn pale brown.
  • Now add the red chilli powder and turmeric powder and turn off the flame.
  • Add this mix to the Daal. Season with salt to taste.
  • Add the vegetables and cook till done.
  • Serve piping hot with a long-grained, fragrant rice like Basmati and Poppadums (papad).
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Sindhi Kadhi, Member aaraar

This is a variation of the Sindhi Kadhi and does not taste like the real Sindhi Kadhi. It is, however, quicker to prepare and probably easier to digest and may therefore have replaced the original in some Sindhi homes. The authentic Sindhi Kadhi is made of gram flour and contains no tuvar dal or tomatoes and is far tastier.

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