Sindhi Thali

Sindhi Thali is a spread of traditional dishes which are made in Sindhi homes. Sindhi Cuisine normally does not have any Thalis but one can always serve a Thali with typical dishes that compliment each other . We definitely have some fixed combination but as such no Thalis .

 

Sindhi cooking uses lot of onions and tomatoes.Most gravies are made in daag , which is a onion tomato gravy . The onions are cooked till almost fried , made mushy by cooking further with a little water and finally tomatoes finish the gravy . Originally chopped tomatoes were used but with time puréed tomatoes are preferred . I have used the Sindhi daag method to cook the Lotus Stem Curry today .

 

We have some more typical cooking methods like Seyal , where onions is the base of the dish . These dishes are normally served with chapati . Seyal Bhindi , Seyal Bhea are some popular dishes.

 

With time the cooking styles and eating habits are changing . I remember originally the Sindhi’s ate rice at night in summers and at lunch during winters , and the menu was planned accordingly . With changing times we mix different cuisines and there’s no set pattern , perhaps it is followed too but only in few families .

 

My today’s Thali is a meal that I prepared while we had some guests for dinner . Normally I would make a Daal , a paneer and two dry vegetables , but today I skipped daal , instead made Aani, which is a fried dumpling made of Besan and then served with a gravy  . Lotus stems are a favourite with Sindhi ‘s and almost a must when we have guests . Paneer too is a must so I made Paalak Paneer Bhurji and finally the karela’s as the dry vegetable. For snack I made pocket samosas from samosa sheets , these samosas are not Sindhi but have a stuffing which mom used to make for Tikkis .

 

Sindhi Thali

 

Let me give you the complete menu

Menu

Samosa Pockets
Palak Paneer Bhurji
Masale wara Karela
Chaawar
Fulka
Papad
Salad
Jammu ( store bought )

Samosa Pockets
Samosa Pockets
Samosa Pockets are flaky savoury pattys made from ready samosa sheets . I have stuffed fresh green peas and peanuts and used an airfryer to bake them.

 

Paalak Dahi Wada

 

Paalak Dahi Wada
Paalak Dahi Wadas are spinach dumplings , soaked in water and then dunked into creamy yogurt .

 

Aani ji Bhaji

Aani is a fried dumpling made from chikpea flour , this dumpling is dunked into a onion tomato gravy .

 

Bhea Mattar

 

Bhea Mattar is a Sindhi curry which is made in daag style , which is a typical Sindhi cooking method . Lotus stem and peas taste absolutely delicious in this method of cooking .

 

  Paalak Paneer Bhurji

 

Paalak Paneer Bhurji
Finely chopped spinach combined with freshly grated cottage cheese and processed cheese make a super delicious Paalak Paneer Bhurji.

 

Aloo je masale wara Karela

 

Aloo je masale wara Karela
Karelas stuffed with potatoes , seasoned with mango pickle masal. The Karelas are one of their kind.

 

For today I shall give you the recipe for Bhea Mattar, the Lotus Stem Curry.
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Sindhi Thali
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
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Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
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11 thoughts on “Sindhi Thali”

  1. wow di that a delicious spread 🙂 you always bring a wonderfully presented and wholesome thali .. eyeing on those palak dahi vada and aloo je masala wale karela 😀 wish I could dig in from the screen 🙂

  2. I have never tried almost any of the dish from your thali. Everything looks so delicious and comforting. Bookmarking this Sindhi thali.

  3. Hi
    The Thali looks amazing and loved the Lotus stem sabji…The Palak paneer bhurji is interesting and the Karela is simply lovely..Bookmarking this definitely

  4. wow Vaishali this is superb. Very well presented thali with so many items. So much of hard work in there. Hats off. I am already your big Thali Fan dear. I wish one day I get a chance for such scrumtious thali spread.

  5. You are so torturous Vaishalli. You allure us with such a lovely dishes . I don’t have the patience of making such an elaborate thali and now want to eat all 🙂 Just imagine I’ll have to satisfy my self with the virtual treat only 🙁 Isn’t it torturous??

  6. Wow, what an amazing Sindhi Thali that is Vaishali. All those veggie dishes sound sooo authentic and traditional to Sindhi cuisine. I would polish this whole thali out — but to do full justice to the thali, I will have to fast for a couple of days and then I will ‘toot padho’ on all these delicious dishes 🙂 🙂

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