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SINDHI CUISINE    
 

 

 

Sindhi cuisine refers to the cuisine of the Sindhi people. The daily food in most Sindhi households consists of wheat-based flat-bread (phulka) and rice accompanied by two dishes, one gravy and one dry.

Snacks

  • Kutti Mashed Roti (Bread) with sugar and butter
  • Lolo or Mithi Loli Sweeter version of koki (see below) - also made if you get chicken pox
 
  • Ku-ini Kich-anee Sindhi comfort food. A porridge like dish made with rice and served with yogurt
  • Chhola Dhabal Baked bread with chick peas in thick gravy
  • Ka-raw-o Religious offering made with flour, ghee and sugar
  • Bhat Porridge, usually given to a sick child, but popular at all times

Meals

  • Sindhi Curry Chick pea flour and vegetables like lady finger, potato and eggplant.
  • Seyal Mani Cooked Chappati in green sauce with tomato, coriander and spices.
  • Seyal Dab Roti variation of above, but instead of Chappati, use bread
  • Seyal Phulko
  • Bhugi Bhaji
  • Koki Thick Chapati can be made with onions and coriander or just plain salt and pepper
  • Loli/Lolo/Lola A thick chappati with ghee, onion and coriander
  • Loli Du-dh As above, but served with yogurt. Some Sindhis will eat Loli with pickles, but many Sindhis don't consider it good form to mix yogurt and pickles. This is a popular dish served at breakfast or brunch.
  • Pappad A crisp and thin snack. Sindhi will generally eat this after a meal to digest food and in particular after an oily meal.
  • Dhodo Chutney A thick roti with garlic paste and served with mint chutney
  • Sai Bhaji A spinach based gravy, sai means green - the colour of spinach
  • Bugha Chawar A browned rice
  • Bhugal Bheeha Lotus root in thick curry
  • Dhangi Fulko Moong beans with roti
  • Curry Chawal A tomato curry eaten with white rice - served with aloo took, a potato cutlet
  • Besan ji Bhaji Vegetable made of gram flour
  • Bhugal Teewarn A mutton dish
  • Jera & Bhukiyoo Fried liver, Kidney of goat
  • Dal Tikkhar Daal yellow pulses cooked in gravy eaten with crisp fried very thin matthi
  • Bhugge Chawal Rice cooked in flavoured spices beige/ golden brown in colour with vegetable assortments
  • Pava Goats legs
  • Pakkwan Dal Lentil and solid crunchy puri
  • Curry Chawal It's Kathi Curry eaten with Rice
  • Fote waro Tivan Lamb meat in cardamom
  • Keemo Ground lamb meet
  • Seyal Pallo Pomfret fish in garlic sauce

Desserts or Sweets or Drink

  • Thadal
  • Varo Indian sweet made with pistachio, almonds or other nuts
  • Tosho Sweet made with wheat atta and Sugar chaashni, looks like stick
  • Dothi Sweet made with Wheat atta and Sugar chaashni, looks like big peda
  • Geara Called emarti in North India
  • Moomthal Indian sweet
  • Khi-r-ni Hot drink made with milk with flavours of cardamoms and saffron
  • Sherbert
  • Mal-pooro
  • Mesu Tikki Sweet made with Gram flour and in light orange or yellow color

Pickles

  • carrot pickle
  • mango pickle
  • mix fruit pickle
  • green chilli pickle
  • Murbo sweet grated mango in sugar syrup

Food for Special Occasions
There are foods that are served on special occasions, such as during Diwali a Bahji with seven vegetables is made. If someone gets chicken pox and cured, it is common to make an offering and make 'mitho lolo'.

Vermicelli is served on Eids Muslim Festivals). On special religious occasions, mitho lolo, accompanied with milk is given to the poor.

Translations

Following are names of some common ingredients used in the Sindhi Cuisine. Variations in spelling are ignored here and regional differences in names are also not covered; for instance, Hyderabadi Sindhi will refer to an egg as “Bedo” while Sindhis from other parts refer to it as “Ando”.

Hindi

Sindhi (سنڌي)

English

Herbs

 

 

Dhan-ia

Kotmir داڻا)

Coriander

pudina

Fhood-no

Mint leaves

methi

methi

Fenugreek

tej patta

 

Bay leaf

Spices

 

 

Amchoor

Amba-choor

dry mango powder

elaichi

Photo فوتا)

Cardamon Pods

namak

Lhoonu لوڻ)

Salt

kali mirch

Kaara Mirch

Black Pepper

lah-sun

Thooma

Garlic

adrak

Adh-rak

Ginger

Jeera

Giro

Cummin Seeds

Haldi

Haiduh

Turmeric Powder

Hing

hing

Asafoetida

Kesar

Kesar

Saffron

gur

 

Jaggery

mirch

mirch

chillies

imli

Gida-mi-ri

Tararind

Lavang

 

Clove

Fruit, Vegetable and Pulses

 

 

Baingan

Vaan-ghar

Aubergine UK or Eggplant US )

Pata Gobi

Pata Gobi

Cabbage

Gaajar

Gajhar

Carrot

Dal

Dal

Lentil

Sag

Palak

Spinach

Khajoor

Ka-tal

Dates

Nuts

 

 

Mungphali

Behi-munga

Peanuts

Kaju

Kha-ja

Cashewnuts

Pista

Pista

Pistachio

Other

 

 

Ghee

Gheehu

Clarified Butter

Chappati

Phulko

Thin wrap

Chini or Shakkar

Khandre

Sugar

Bheja

Magaz

Brain

Pappad

Pa-pper

Poppodum

dabal-roti

Dhabalroti

Bread

Atta

Atto

Wholewheat flour

unda

Bedo or Aando

Egg

Murghee

Cook-ker

Chicken

Poplet

Paplet

Pomfret fish

Hilsa machli

Pallo

shad fish)

 

 
   
   
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