Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bhugo (Diplai Memon Dish) بھگو ڈپلائی میمن ڈش

Who are Diplai's?         Diplai Memon (Sindhi: ميمڻ; Urdu: میمن; ) are an ethnic group residing in Sindh Province of Pakistan. They speak Sindhi, one of the Indo-Aryan languages.
The Diplai Memons stem from the village of Diplo in the Thar desert (or Tharparkar District, Pakistan) which is a mere few miles from the Indo-Pakistan Border. Today, these "Diplais" are spread across the globe, with large concentrations in the regional town of Hyderabad in Pakistan, and in the Middle East. Diplais are generally engaged in either the professions, the civil bureaucracy or the business world, a few  are in pollitics also. Some famous personalities include Usman Diplai ,Dr. Sajjan Memon, Dr. Saleh Memon & Mr. Gul Mohd Lot. Haji Muhammad Ramzan, Haji Ahmed Ali, Abdullah M. Memon.
There is even a "Diplai Town" on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Pakistan. This "town" is generally where well to do Diplai's live (or have a second home, if they do not live in Hyderabad).
Bhugo is a traditional Dish of Diplai Memon community. This is usually cooked on Eid ul Azha in a large pot and eaten up in gathering. Very tender mutton meat with little spices and traditional touch. The following dish is cooked by Mr Saleem Abdullah Memon by his own hands and love for their family and send hadiyah to my family on first day of Eid ulAzha. Saleem Memon is owner of Sanfaz Mersi Food Industries and loves to eat food and cook their village food by himself.
Bhugo (Diplai Memon Dish)

  • Mutton     1 kg
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped   3
  • Tomatoes chopped  3
  • Ginger crushed  2 teaspoon
  • Garlic crushed  2 teaspoon
  • Lemon halved for garnish 2
  • Green Chillies halved in length  4
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder  1 teaspoon


  • Put all the ingredients in a pan except lemon green chillies and fresh coriander leave.
  • Add 2 glass water and start cooking on low flame till mutton is fully tender.
  • Garnish with lemon, green chillies and fresh coriander leaves and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Delicious Bhugo is ready. 
  • Serve with Naan or Roti.