Sindhi Tairi-Sweet jaggery rice

Sindhi Tairi-Sweet jaggery rice

Sindhi cuisine has many exotic recipes.Most people although, think of Papad and Kadhi. Sindhi Tairi-Sweet jaggery rice is one such exotic recipe.

There are many gluten-free vegan dishes also which have evolved over time.

The food is not overly spicy, yet has very distinct flavor.

Tairi is a sweet pilaf using jaggery.

We usually serve it with Saibhaji and fried potato chips .

Usually, we eat this on Sankranti & Teejri festival.We also serve this during weddings and weekend brunches.

Sindhi and their love for food

Sindhi community is probably one of the biggest close knit ones.They also love adventure.They are foodies,travelers and also entrepreneurs.Hence, cuisine is a mixed bag too.You will find lot of exotic items like pasta in curry.Probably evolved as a curry after loads of immigration and travel stories.Not many people new macaroni when we were growing up in India.We have a rich cuisine.Use a lot of dry fruits,milk,mawa while cooking.They love to throw dinners,parties and have a huge circle of friends unlike what may be portrayed in Bollywood.

Get the recipe Sindhi Tairi-Sweet jaggery rice below:

Sindhi Tairi-Sweet jaggery rice
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Sindhi Tairi-Sweet jaggery rice


  • 1 1/2 cup basmati rice,soaked for 30 minutes in water
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil(if vegan)
  • 1 tbsp saunf or fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup kaju or cashews
  • 1/4 cup draksh(black raisins) + kishmish(raisins)
  • 6-7 chopped dates
  • 5-7 strands of kesar or saffron (soaked in milk/water if vegan)
  • 1/2 cup jaggery
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 1/4 cups of water


  1. Heat ghee in a pan.
  2. Add the cashews,fry them until golden brown and keep it aside.
  3. Add jaggery to the pan, cook for 2 minutes or until jaggery is caramalized
  4. Now,add cinnamon,fennel seeds and cook for 2 minutes
  5. Add dates and raisins.
  6. Cook until the mixture is well combined
  7. Add rice and salt.
  8. Mix all the ingredients, add 3 1/4 cups of water .
  9. Cover the pot and let it boil
  10. Add cashews,saffron.Cook until all water is evaporated or rice is cooked.
  11. Serve hot with Saibhaji.
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