Seyun Patata, What Is This Traditional Sindhi Dish?
Image Credit: A must try Sindhi breakfast: Seyun Patata

India is a land of several cultures and traditions. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, people have a different and unique set of food they eat. From the main course to dessert, the dishes might have the same ingredients but their way of preparation and taste is visibly different.  

Just like Punjabis drool over their aloo ka parathas and Maharashtrians drool for poha in their breakfast, the Sindhi community has their favorite seyun patata. Sindhis are a very sweet kind of people and they use simple and basic ingredients for cooking. But even with the simplest of ingredients, their dishes turn out to be very tasty. Believe me! So, it is more about the way in which they use the vegetables, spices, and other important ingredients. 

One such traditional dish that Sindhis often have during their breakfast is seyun patata or in a layman’s language, we can call sewiyan aloo. Trust me, once you have this simple dish for breakfast or any other time, you will relish it time and again. Seyun patata is actually sweet seyun or sewiyan served with fried potatoes. This dish is extremely popular with all ages. This dish is the best combination of sweet and salty and would come in the top three loved dishes if you ask a Sindhi about it. Sweet seyun compliments the fried patata so well, making it the perfect meal to have for breakfast on weekends.  

Wondering how to make it? We have your back! Follow these steps and have this delicious seyun patata ready in no time. 


For seyun 

  • 1 cup sewiyan or vermicelli 
  • 1 tsp ghee or oil 
  • ½ cup sugar 
  • ¾ cup water 
  • ¾ cup milk (only if required) 
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms  
  • Almonds or unsalted pistachios for garnishing  

For Patata 

  • 4 medium potatoes (cut into 1-inch cubes) 
  • 3 tbsp oil 
  • ½ tsp oil 
  • ¾ tsp red chili powder 
  • ½ tsp coriander powder 
  • ½ tsp dried mango powder 
  • ½ tsp cumin powder 
  • Pinch of turmeric powder 


  • Take a pan and add ghee to it 
  • Roast sewiyan for a couple of minutes or until brown 
  • Take another pan and add water 
  • Add sugar to the water to make a sugar syrup 
  • Cook till sugar is dissolved completely 
  • Keep it aside 
  • Add the sugar syrup and milk (if using) into the vermicelli and let it cook 
  • Cook on lower flame till the syrup is absorbed completely 
  • When done, add saffron and let it cook for half a minute 
  • Turn off the flame and garnish it with chopped almonds and pistachios 
  • Take another pan and heat the oil  
  • Add the potato cubes and deep fry till golden brown and crisp 
  • Drain on an absorbent paper 
  • Transfer the fried potatoes to a bowl 
  • Sprinkle salt, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, dry mango powder, and turmeric powder 
  • Mix well till you see the fried potatoes completely coated with spices 
  • Serve fried potatoes with some seyun  

Fried potatoes have always been our go-to snack but you should definitely try this seyun patata recipe for a change. Not only it will be a treat for your taste buds but you will also get a chance to taste the authentic and traditional food of Sindhi cuisine at your home. Try and let us know if you liked it!!