Sindhi Meal is where selected Sindhi dishes are put together to make a complete healthy nutritious meal. The dishes have to compliment each other.
Since I belong to a Sindhi family and realise that the Sindhi Cuisine is slowly disappearing, I wanted to make sure that I feature at least a few recipes this marathon. For the first week, I have posted Everyday Thalis and I made sure that I post all Sindhi Thalis.
Sindhi ‘s never had a Thali, but obviously one can create one. We do have combinations, like Dal Pakwan or Seyu Patata or Kadhi Chawara Tooka , but not a specific Thali where we can place veggies and curries in a particular pattern or serve them in a particular sequence. Food is normally set up on the dining table and the family helps themselves. All family members sit together for the meal, men, women and children.
However, In olden days, it was different. Men would come home for lunch and the food was served in Thalis and generally, the women of the house ate after feeding the men. The Thali in those days too never had a sequence. One Dal, one dry sauté or one curry with a dry saute along with rice and fulko was served. A Sindhi Thali is a BM innovation. Haha !
This is a meal that I cooked for a cousin who was visiting us from Melbourne. I wanted to serve dishes which probably they would never make there. He loved the menu and totally enjoyed the meal. This is my 3rd Thali under the Regional Thalis for The Thali and Platter Festival.
Here’s the menu
Charan ji Daal ras wari is nothing but Channa Daal or Bengal gram in gravy. This is a typical Sindhi daal where each grain of the daal is separate .)
( Apple gourds and potatoes simmered in coriander and garlic paste )
Tukre ware Bhindiyu
( ladyfingers deep-fried to a crisp golden )
Kachalun ji Chat
( a chat with Colacassia with tangy tamarind and chat masala
( potato croquettes, with coriander and chillies )
(creamy yoghurt with gram flour vermicelli )
( mint and coriander chutney )
( pickled onions – The recipe is same except that we use whole baby onions )
( steamed rice )
( the Sindhi crunchy blotting paper )
( whole wheat flatbread, doused in ghee )
( a sweet / mithai made with gram flour vermicelli, typically Sindhi sweet )
(a milk pudding with agar agar )
Some of the recipes have already been shared, while some will be up in the coming marathons, and for today I shall be sharing the recipe for Sev ka Raita or Singar jo Dudh.
Here are some other Sindhi Thali’s that I have created –
Let’s look at the Thali’s I have posted so far for The Thali and Platter Festival-
Day 1 Sindhi Lunch Thali
Day 1 Guar ji Bhaji
Day 2 Chithiyal Gogdu
Day 3 Sindhi Moong Dal
Day 4 Sindhi Kadhi Dal ji
Day 5 Royal Awadhi Thali
Day 5 Subz e Noor Chashm