Sindhi Dharan Ji Kadhi Recipe - Besan Tikkis In Tomato Gravy

Dharan Ji Kadhi is a Sindhi Style Gravy dish that is prepared with a spicy besan tikki which is dunked in a flavoursome tomato onion gravy. Serve Dharan Ji Kadhi along with phulkas or parathas for a delicious dinner meal.

Sindhi Dharan Ji Kadhi Recipe - Besan Tikkis In Tomato Gravy
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Sindhi Cuisine derives much of its influence from nature and geographical factors. Sindh weather is such that for many months fresh vegetables are not available.

Hence you see a few recipes using Besan a lot, much like Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. Dharan Ji Kadhi is a traditional and authentic gravy based dish that uses besan tikkis, cooked in onion and tomato gravy.

Serve Dharan Ji Kadhi along with Phulkas or Tawa Parathas along with a Carrot Salad for a simple dinner meal.

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Cuisine: Sindhi
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 2 Onions , pureed
  • 3 Tomatoes , pureed
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • For the Dharan
  • 2 cups Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 1 tablespoon Khuskhus
  • Salt , as per your taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Red Chilli
  • 3 cups Water

How to make Sindhi Dharan Ji Kadhi Recipe - Besan Tikkis In Tomato Gravy

  1. To begin making the Sindhi Dharan Ji Kadhi Recipe, we have to first make the dharan or the besan chickpea flour tikkis. 

  2. In a bowl, mix the besan, salt, finely chopped onion, red chilli powder, khus khus and 2 tablespoons oil. Mix all the ingredients well and then add the curd.

  3. Mix well together and make a soft dough with his mixture. Make lemon sized balls with the dharan dough and press flat to make it into a cutlet shape.

  4. In a deep fry pan, add cooking oil and allow to heat up. 

  5. Once the oil is hot, add the prepared dharan/besan tikkis in it and fry until they are golden brown. 

  6. Drain the dharan/ tikki in a kitchen napkin to absorb the excess oil and keep it aside. 

  7. In a heavy bottomed pan, add 2 teaspoons oil. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, cloves and let the spices sputter. 

  8. Next add the onion puree and saute until the puree changes colour. Next add the ginger garlic paste and stir until the raw smell goes away. This will take about 2 minutes.

  9. Next, add the tomato puree and chopped chilies. and saute until, the gravy combines well. 

  10. Finally add in the coriander powder and mix well until the kadhi gravy comes together.

  11. Simmer and add the besan tikkis into the gravy. Add 2 cups of water and cook the Dharan Ji Kadhi a low flame with the lid on. 

  12. Let the Dharan Ji Kadhi simmer until the tikkis turn soft. Turn off the flame

  13. Add finely chopped coriander leaves and serve your Dharan Ji Kadhi.

  14. Serve Dharan JI Kadhi along with Phulkas or Tawa Parathas along with a Carrot Salad for a simple dinner meal. 

Sindhi Dharan Ji Kadhi Recipe - Besan Tikkis In Tomato Gravy is part of the Indian Curry And Gravy Recipe Contest