(Last Updated on : 08/12/2017)
Sindhi Cuisine is great in taste, rich in flavour and is infused with choicest aromatic spices
. Sindhi cuisine encompasses a wide variety of dishes introduced by Sindhi
people. While Sindh is not geographically a part of modern India, its list of food is equally tasted and enjoyed by the people of India. Starting from snacks
to main course to desserts
, it has everything to offer to its food lovers.
Features of Sindhi Cuisine
Sindhi cuisine, especially the local one was greatly influenced after the arrival of Islam
in South Asia. The cuisines of Middle East, South Asia, and Central Asia had high impact on the cuisine of Sindh. The daily Sindhi food has wheat
flour bread and rice
as prominent aspect of a meal
. It also comprises of lots of onions in dry and gravy dishes giving a delicious flavour to all the dishes. There are many Sindhi people who prefer non-vegetarian cuisines but there are also certain communities who are fond of vegetarian food
Delicacies of Sindhi Cuisine
Sindhi Cuisine comprises of various snacks such as Kutti, Lolo or Mithi Loli, Maal-apuroo Mithaee Maanii, Ku-ini Kich-anee, Chhola Dhabal, Ka-raw-o and Bhat. On special occasions a vegetable
with seven variants is cooked which is called Chiti Kuni.
There are innumerable main course dishes like the popular Sindhi Biryani which is prepared using steamed boiled rice mixed with special Sindhi recipe of spices. Then there is Sindhi Kadhi
which is a combination of chick pea flour and vegetables like lady finger, potato and eggplant. Seyal Mani, Seyal Dab-roti, Seyal Phulka
, Bhugi Bhaji
, Seyal Bhaji
, Sabu dal chawar, Masala Koki
, Loli, Loli Du-dh, Pappad, Dhodo Chutney, Sai Bhaji
, Bugha Chawar, Bhugal Bheeha, Dhangi Fulko, Kadhi Chawal, Besan ji Bhaji, Bhugal Teewarn, Dal Tikkhar, Tikhi Dal khichdi, Bhugge Chawal, Pava, Dal Pakwan
, Keemo, Seyal Pallo are some other food items that fall under Sindhi main course dishes.
There are plenty of desserts in Sindhi Cuisine like Thadal, Varo, Tosho, Dothi, Geara, Mohan Thal
, Khi-r-ni, Sherbet
, Mesu Tikki, Falooda
, Boorani, Layee, Bhoreenda, Lasee and gulqand deserves special mention.
Sindhi people are also appreciated for their variety of pickles
like carrot pickle, chilli carrot, mango pickle, mix fruit pickle, green chilli pickle and many more.
Sindhi food undoubtedly, finds its place in the menu of various popular Indian restaurants, hotels, food stations, etc.