Monday, October 25, 2010

Sindhi Kadhi/Bengal gram flour based tangy curry with medley of vegetables

Sindhi Kadhi is one of the most popular  signature sindhi dishes loved by most sindhi's. For me sindhi kadhi is," family get together's". My dad was in a transferable job and we mostly lived away from our ancestral home in Pune/India,where the rest of the family,which is my uncle,aunts and cousins lived year round. So every year over the summer break,we travelled to Pune to spend time with our family. Cooking used to be a big affair and Kadhi was the easiest and the yummiest option :) So amongst other things this was the most cooked dish on most days of our month long stay.  So this one is dedicated to all those wonderful summers spent  in our ancestral home with all my uncle's aunt's and cousins. Cheers !!!

I am still following the tradition and cook kadhi in large quantities :)
Serves: 6
Besan/Bengal Gram flour: 1 cup
oil: 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds: 10-15
carom:1/4 tsp
cumin: 1/4 tsp
mustard: 1/4 tsp
curry leaves: 15-20
Whole green chilli's: 2-3
dried red chilli's whole: 2
asfoetida: pinch
salt: 1tsp
turmeric: 1/4 tsp
Ginger grated: 2 tbsp
tamarind pulp: 1/2 cup
vegetables: 50 gms of each- cauliflower,carrots, okra,drumstick, potato,peas,broccoli,eggplant,raw mango pieces without the skin.


fry okra's
Take a heavy bottomed large pan and add oil. Lightly fry the okras,as they tend to have a slimy texture on contact with any water based curry. frying them will help overcome this. When slightly golden brown remove and put aside.

Now to the same oil,add curry leaves,fenugreek seeds,carom,cumin,mustard seeds and when they start to crackle add the beasn/gram flour and fry till golden brown & when brown add the turmeric.

saute besan/Gram flour

 Now add 2 glass of water and let it boil for a couple minutes. Boil the potato's before hand as all the other vegetables will not take very long to cook. Add all the vegetables & ginger,wait till all the vegetables are al dente ,then add the tamarind pulp. Cook for 5 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice.

Note: if you like it thin add 2 glasses of water if you prefer it thick then reduce the quantity of water.

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