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How to cook shindi kadhi

One more delicacy from Sindhi cuisine , I was not much aware of Sindhi cuisine before I met Manju my lovely friend , we promised each other that I will teach her punjabi food and she will teach me Sindhi as she is superb at it every week I will learn one exotic recipe and if I succeed to get that special twinkle in my daughters eyes I will share that recipe with you . All recipes I will share with you are tried and tested and I never post a single recipe before I see that twinkle of appreciation in my husband and daughters eyes. 
Though I have cheated a bit by replacing a few vegetables as my daughter doesn't like cluster beans at all so I put France beans instead . And drumsticks are not available in Kashmir so I skipped it . But you can put both .
Sindhi kadhi is a mixture of curd and gram flour with choice of vegetable and tastes little different from Punjabi kadhi as we put tamarind and tomatoes in it .

Sindhi kadhi ( vegetables in curd and gram flour curry) 


4 tsp .....Gram flour (besan)
4 tbsp ....Oil
1 .............Drumstick
2 medium ...Potatoes
1/4 tsp........Asafetida
1/2 tsp ........Mustard seeds
1/4 tsp .........Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
1/2 tsp..........Cumin seeds
8- 10 ............Curry leaves
8-10.............Ladyfingers (bhindi)
10-12...........Cluster beans (gawar falli)
2 medium ....Tomatoes,grated
1/4 tsp..........Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp..........Red chilli powder
1 tsp..............Ginger,grated
1 tsp .............Tamarind pulp
1/4 tsp ...........grated jaggery 
Salt as required


Heat 2 tbsp oil in a deep non stick pan. Cut drumstick into 1½ inch pieces. Cut potato into square cubes.

Add asafoetida, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves to the pan and sauté till fragrant.
Add gram flour and mix and sauté till fragrant. Add 1½ cups water and mix till smooth.
Add another 1½ cups water and mix. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a shallow non stick pan. Add bhindi and cluster beans and sauté. 
Add tomatoes to the gram flour mixture and mix well. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and salt and mix well. 

Add drumstick and potatoes and let them cook. Add ginger, bhindi( lady finger) and beans and mix well. When the vegetables are cooked, add tamarind pulp and mix well. Add jaggery and Cook for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice.


1. Jaggery adds a special sweet taste to it . I like it this way if you want a spicy kadhi you can omit it.
2. Drumsticks and potatoes take long to cook , it's better to cook them separately .
3. Carefully add water to gram flour, by mixing it continuously as it tends to thicken very quickly and form lumps . 


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