Maiha Makhana

Maiha Makhana is makhana, potatoes and tinda/indian small gourd cooked in spice gravy in Sindhi style.


  • 1/2 cup makhana, roasted and crisp
  • 200 grams indian baby gourd / tinda
  • 200 grams potatoes, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder
  • Few coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Stir fry makhana in little ghee till slight brown. Crush 4-5 makhana coarsely. Keep aside
  2. Heat Oil. Fry green chillies, ginger and onions. Saute till onion is slight brown.
  3. Add tomatoes and cook till soft.
  4. Cool mixture and grind with little water to form smooth paste.
  5. Heat oil and stir fry tinda and potatoes. Saute. Add water and cover cooked till potatoes are cooked.
  6. Add onion paste, spice powders and other ingredients. Adjust taste with salt and consistency with water.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve Maiha makhana hot with roti.

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