6 Traditional Sindhi Recipes

For Sindhi people living in India, cooking provides a vital connection to their roots. These recipes—from crispy twice-fried potatoes to ricotta pancakes doused in cardamom syrup—first appeared in our May 2013 issue with Kaumudi Marathe's article A Hunger for Home.

Chickpea-flour Dumplings in Spiced Tomato Sauce (Dharan Ji Kadhi)

Chickpea-flour Dumplings in Spiced Tomato Sauce (Dharan Ji Kadhi)
This rich dish features chickpea-flour dumplings, a Sindhi specialty. See the recipe for Chickpea-flour Dumplings in Spiced Tomato Sauce (Dharan Ji Kadhi) »Ariana Lindquist

Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup (Malpura)

Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup (Malpura)
Ricotta pancakes soaked in cardamom syrup and sprinkled with pistachios make a creamy, ethereal dessert. See the recipe for Ricotta Pancakes in Cardamom Syrup (Malpura) »Ariana Lindquist

Pohp Batalu Jo Pulao (Spiced Rice with Dates and Fried Potatoes)

Spiced Rice with Dates and Fried Potatoes
The recipe for this festive rice dish garnished with dates, potatoes, and onions is from Sindhi cook Kamla Sabhani. See the recipe for Pohp Batalu Jo Pulao (Spiced Rice with Dates and Fried Potatoes) »Ariana Lindquist

Tuk (Sindhi Twice-fried Potatoes)

Tuk (Sindhi Twice-fried Potatoes)
These crispy potato appetizers get a wonderfully tart flavor from amchur, or dried mango powder. See the recipe for Tuk »Ariana Lindquist

Sindhi Mixed Greens (Sai Bhaaji)

Sindhi Mixed Greens (Sai Bhaaji)
Fenugreek greens, a Sindhi favorite, are the centerpiece of this hearty stew. See the recipe for Sindhi Mixed Greens (Sai Bhaaji) »Todd Coleman

Sindhi Chicken and Onions (Seyal Murgh)

Sindhi Chicken and Onions (Seyal Murgh)
Skinless chicken drumsticks are traditionally used in this creamy stewed dish, but cubed boneless thighs also work well. Get the recipe for Sindhi Chicken and Onions (Seyal Murgh) »Todd Coleman