Unexplored Cuisines - Sindhi Cuisines


Sindhis originated from ‘Sindh’ in Pakistan. Hence, their cuisine to a great extent is influenced by various dynasties like Mughals, Turks, and Arabs that ruled over the Sindh province at different points of time. 

Great in taste and rich in flavour, Sindhi cuisine is infused with the choicest aromatic spices. The food is good for health and a pleasure to the taste buds.

For those who wish to explore the wonders of this lesser known cuisine, here is a list of traditional Sindhi dishes that are unique in taste.

Sindhi Kadhi

This signature Sindhi dish is made with besan (gram flour) and a mixture of vegetables like lady's finger, brinjal, potato, capsicum, etc. Tangy, hot and spicy, this dish is traditionally served with rice. It is light on the stomach and full of flavour!

Dal Pakwaan

Dal Pakwaan is a typical authentic Sindhi breakfast dish. It is nothing but spicy chana dal served with crisp puris. This dish tastes yummy when you sprinkle some tamarind chutney over it.

Arbi Tuk

This popular Sindhi snack is made of Arbi or Arvi which is known as Kachalu (Colocasia Root) in the Sindhi language. It is relished in a variety of ways, liked boiled kachalu, fried kachalu, and stuffed kachalu. Delicious in taste, this dish makes for a perfect lazy Sunday brunch since it’s fairly easy to prepare.

Seyun Patata

This traditional Sindhi snack is nothing but a combination of sweet vermicelli and spicy fried potatoes. Savoury and luscious, this snack is a true delight when accompanied with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Sindhi Koki

Sindhi Koki is an appetising roti prepared with whole wheat flour and a combination of flavour enhancers like onion, coriander, cumin seeds and pomegranate seeds. Commonly served with curd, pickles or chutney, this dish makes for a perfect meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Sindhi Chicken/ Mutton Biryani

Sindhi biryani is a marvelous creation of layers of perfectly cooked mutton/ chicken gravy, aromatic basmati rice and a fresh mix of herbs, tomato, chilli and other Indian spices - all decorated with dry fruits and onion. Sindhi biryani is a great dish for festivities and celebration.

Teevan (Sindhi Mutton Curry)

This mild spicy Sindhi speciality mutton curry is a meat lover's delight. It is cooked with various spices with daag (brown onion gravy). Zesty and bursting with mixed flavours, this mutton curry is highly appreciated by people of all ages.


Tahiri is a traditional Sindhi sweet rice dish prepared on several occasions in Sindhi houses as a ritual. It is nothing but saffron rice, sweetened with jaggery and sugar, garnished with fried almonds, cashews and dry coconut.


Khorak is a winter speciality Sindhi sweet. It is made with whole meal flour, dry fruits, ghee and khuskhus (poppy seeds). Fully loaded with goodies, the flavours of Khorak can satiate your taste buds anytime.

Sindhi food is a quintessential element of Indian Cuisine. Historic and distinctive in taste and savour, this cuisine is a must try for all food lovers. However, don’t forget to add Sindhi papad and some pickle with many of the meals mentioned here. These additions will complete your authentic Sindhi meal.


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