Monday, July 6, 2020


This is the Sindhi style Black Eyed Bean Curry made in caramelized onion gravy. In Sindhi we call it Chaunran ji Bhaji. It is usually served with phulkas/ rotis.

Black eye beans - 1 cup or as needed
Onions .............. 1 cup (sliced)
Tomatoes ........... 1 large or 2 small
Green chillies ... 1 or 2
Ginger paste ..... 1 tsp
Garlic paste ....... 1 tbsp
Cumin powder ... 1 tsp
Coriander powder .. 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder ... 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp (or as you like it)
Coriander leaves .... handful
Salt .................. to taste
Oil .................... 2 + 2  tbsps

1. Soak the beans for few hours.
2. Boil them adding little salt. Drain and set the water aside for gravy.
3. Heat 2 tbsps oil and fry the onions until brown in colour.
4. Add chopped tomato, green chillies, ginger and garlic paste. Saute a bit and add 1 cup water.
5. Simmer to cook. Allow it to cool. Mash it to a paste.
6. Now in a different pan add 2 tbsps oil . On low heat add the spice powderstaking carenot to burn them.
7. Stir in the onion paste and the boiled beans.
8. Add salt and the water left over from boiling the beans. Check the quantity as per your preference of the gravy. (thick or thin)
9. Simmer for couple of minutes and add the coriander leaves.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Try out these delicious lotus root koftas from the Sindhi Cuisine. They are easy to make and can be relished with rotis.

Lotus root .. 1 large piece (1 &1/2 cups of thin slices boiled)
Onions ...... 2 medium sized (1 & 1/2 cups sliced)
Tomatoes ... 2
Potato ........ 1 (boiled)
Ginger ..... 1" piece (grated)
Garlic ..... 1 tbsp (crushed)
Green chillies ... 2 (finely chopped)
Bread crumbs ... 2 tsps or as required
Salt ................. to taste
Coriander powder .. 2 tsps
Cumin powder ....... 2 tsps
Turmeric powder .. 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder ... 1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves .... handful
Oil .................. as needed for cooking and frying the koftas

1. Heat 2 tbsps of oil and add the onions. Fry them to a golden brown colour.
2. Add tomato, 1 green chilli, ginger and garlic. Add a cup of water and simmer.
3. Grind it with hand blender after it is cooled. Set aside.
4. Now grind the boiled lotus root, green chilli and some coriander leaves to a coarse texture using a chopper.
5. Mash the boiled potato. Remove the lotus root mixture in the same plate.
6. Add little salt, chilli powder, half of the cumin and coriander powders saving the rest for the gravy.
7. Next add about 2 tsps of bread crumbs for binding.
8. Mix everything well. Make round koftas from this mixture.
9. Heat the oil and fry them. Remove on a kitchen tissue.
10. Now take a pan and add about 1 tbsp of oil.
11. Add the remaining masalas to it and stir on low flame.
12. Stir in the ground onion paste and add little salt.
13. Add about one and half cups of water for the gravy.
14. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
15. Before serving place the koftas in a dish and pour the hot gravy on them.
16. Garnish with coriander leaves.
17. This pairs well with rotis ..

Check out the recipe video