Shikharpuri Kadhi By Kunal Kapur

Shikharpuri Kadhi

Shikarpuri Kadhi or Sindhi Kadhi is a flavourful lentil and vegetable stew. Chef Kunal Kapur shares the recipe for this Sindhi delicacy which is easy to make. This curry is spicy and delicious.
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Cooking Time

30-40 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-12 Min



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  • 1 cup toor dal
  • 3 kokum flower
  • 1 tsp methi seeds
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp ginger & 2-inch ginger
  • 2 kashmiri red chillies
  • 5 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp besan
  • 1 drumstick
  • 100-gram cluster beans
  • 100-gram lady's finger
  • tomato paste
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 - 6 garlic cloves
  • curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp tamarind water
  • chopped coriander


  1. 1

    In a heated pan, add water, toor dal, kokum flower, methi seeds, turmeric powder and let it boil.
  2. 2

    In a blender jar, add chopped tomatoes, ginger, Kashmiri red chillies and prepare a paste. Add the paste in a bowl.
  3. 3

    In a heated pan, add oil, besan and mix it. Pour the dal mixture in the pan. Add water and extract the kokum from it.
  4. 4

    Add chopped drumsticks, cluster beans, lady's finger and mix. Add tomato paste and mix it well. Add salt as per taste and mix it well.
  5. 5

    In a heated pan, add oil, cumin seeds, garlic cloves, ginger and saute. Add curry leaves, red chilli powder and mix.
  6. 6

    Pour the tadka in the kadhi and mix. Add tamarind water, chopped coriander and let it cook.

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