India is a land of diverse cuisines. The cuisine here changes with religion, state borders and as well as languages. Being a food blogger, I had the opportunity to explore the Sindhi cuisine first time. I was in awe with their traditional dishes and the blend and explosion of flavours the dishes created.
Sindh Kitchen is situated comfortably in Malleshwaram near to Mantri Square Mall. The restaurant mainly focuses on Sindhi cuisine and also have some options in chaats.
We were greeted by staff who showed us the place. It also has a private dining space suitable for big groups.
I started my meal with a welcome drink of lemon mint cooler shot. The drink was certainly refreshing shot with a tinge of Indian spices in it.
In the chaats, I tried their famous Palak Patta Chaat and Papdi Chat. Both were crispy and well made. Palak Patta Chaat is a crispily fried spinach leaf topped with curd, tamarind and mint chutneys to add a sweet and spicy zest.
The most noteworthy dish was the starter called Dal Pakwaan which was a blend of our homemade dal on a crispy and thick papad topped with onions and lots of green chillies. This is one of the prime Sindhi starters. The essence of the whole dish is quite soothing.
Furthermore, we had the Alu Tuk, which is another Sindhi delicacy. It is chunks of boiled potatoes batter-fried to perfection and topped with a lot of chat masala and red chili powder.
Moving onto the mains, we were presented a Sindhi Thali which had all their best delicacies on one plate. Sindhi Kadi Chawal is a must try for the vegetarians which a gram flour curry with pakodi in it. It is basically eaten with plain rice and a mix of meethi boondi. It is an explosion of flavours in one bite.
In vegetarian mains, I loved their Koki Roti which is onion based thick roti meant to be eaten with curd and pickle. This one is delicious and a must try.
For the non-vegetarians, Photey ka Gosht is the clear winner for me. It is a lamb based curry with mutton chunks as well as minced mutton balls cooked well in Indian spices. This goes well with their paranthas. It is wholesome and quite heavy on your stomach but for sure I dare you to stop eating.
Sindhi Chicken curry is another favourite for the lot. It is served with Buga Chawal which is onion flavored rice with cardamon and cinnamon. The vegetarians can also surely have this rice with their very famous Sai Bhaji.
I ended this meal with Gulab Jamun and ice cream combo and another one from Sindhi lot – Pragree with Rabri. The dessert is a stuffed khoya dish with a topping of a lot of saffron-infused rabri. It is perfectly sweetened and you just need a bed and pillow to sleep after.
It was a blissful experience trying the legitimate flavours of Sindhi cuisine. The cuisine keeps you intact on your seat while you explore the authenticity and extracts of the dishes.