Sindhi Karhi | How to make Sindhi Karhi

By Sindhi Kitchen - Roli Books  |  9th May 2016  |  
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About Sindhi Karhi Recipe

Chickpea flour cooked with vegetables - A Sindhi delicacy.

Sindhi Karhi

Ingredients to make Sindhi Karhi

  • chickpea flour (besan) 6 tbsp/60 gm
  • Vegetable oil 3 tbsp/45 ml
  • cumin (jeera) seeds 1 tsp / 2 gm
  • fenugreek (methi) seeds ½ tsp / 2¼ gm
  • asafoetida (hing) a pinch
  • tamarind (imli) pulp 50 gm
  • turmeric (haldi) powder ½ tsp / 1½ gm
  • salt to taste
  • potatoes, large, cut into 8 pieces each 2
  • Lotus stems (bhein), cut into 1” pieces, par boiled 10
  • Okra (bhindi), medium-sized, tender 10
  • Aubergine (baingan), small, cut into quarters 2
  • French beans, cut into halves 6
  • Drumsticks (saijjan ki phalli), cut into 6 pieces each, steamed 2
  • red chilli powder 1 tsp / 3 gm
  • jaggery (gur) ½ tsp
  • Green coriander (hara dhaniya) for garnishing
  • ginger (adrak), cut into slivers 1” piece

How to make Sindhi Karhi

  1. Soak 3 tbsp chickpea flour in 4 cups water.
  2. Heat the oil in a big thick-bottomed pan; add cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, and asafoetida. Lower heat and fry the remaining 3 tbsp chickpea flour till brown.
  3. Pour the flour paste and stir thoroughly. Mix the tamarind pulp in 1 cup water and add to the flour mixture. Add turmeric powder and salt; mix well.
  4. Increase heat and let the mixture boil well for at least 15 minutes. Add potatoes and lotus stems and cook till the potatoes are half done.
  5. Add all the vegetables along with red chilli powder. Add jaggery and 2 cups warm water. Cover the pan and cook on low heat till the vegetables are cooked and the oil floats on top.
  6. Garnish with green coriander and ginger slivers. If you find it too thick you can add some warm water.
  7. Serve hot with steamed rice or slices of bread.

Reviews for Sindhi Karhi (2)

Sarmistha Purkayasthaa year ago


Anushree Ghosh2 years ago

Looks delicious! Can't wait to try.

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