Gujarati people have a particular flavour to their cuisines and their utilization of flavours stands out the most. Gujarat is an overwhelmingly veggie-lover state. As soon as someone speaks about Dhokla, Fafda, Khakhra and Thepla immediately Gujarati Garba Music starts ringing in our mind. Apart from these famous snacks, Gujarati traditional food is also renowned all over India and in the World.
Gujarati food is a perfect combination of sour-sweet taste. Traditional Gujarati meal comprises of Rotis, Dal, special Gujarati Kadhi and Shaak, Khatta Miitha Bhaat and homemade pickles to tickle your taste buds. The aroma of ‘Vaghaar/Tadaka will definitely increase your hunger level. The greatness of ingredients like Besan or Gram flour, Lentils, Sesame Seeds and Yoghurt is another feature that sets Gujarati dishes apart from other states.
Today in our blog we will explore some famous Gujarati dishes relish by everyone throughout India.
1. Bateta Nu Shaak
Bateta Nu Shaak is one of the famous Cuisine that this dish of every house in Gujarat. In simple language, we can call it Potato Curry.
It is a perfect combination of sesame seeds, curry leaves, ginger chilli paste and bland potatoes. It tastes best when served with daal and rice.
2. Bharela Bhinda
This dish is also famous as Bharva Bhindi. Bharela Bhinda or Stuffed Okra is simple, spicy and delicious Gujrati cuisines.
In Gujarati, it is also known as Sambhariya Bhindi. Fresh Bhindi is stuffed with tangy spices that give irresistible tastes. Served with Roti or Bhakhri.
3. Thepla/ Dhebra
Thepla or Dhebra is the perfect tea-time snack of Gujjus. It is a kind of Gujarati Indian bread that is prepared from wheat flour and seasonal vegetables like Onion, Tomato, Spinach, Methi, Chillies and Capsicum.
The necessary amount of protein and nutrients essential for the body are present in Thepla. Thepla is also widely available in all places around India.
4. Lilva Kachori
Winter is an excellent time for the Gujaratis and a time for festivals. The Lilva kachori filling used in this is of fresh Tovar Daal and green peas. Certain spices like green chillies and ginger make it more appealing.
After the kachori gets its filling, it goes to have an excellent deep fry. Immediate consumption is always necessary to enjoy the crispy and flaky outside and the tasty inside.
This is a fantastic winter dish that originated from the city of Surat and is an iconic Gujarat Food. It is a dish made of several vegetables and then cooked with a lot of spices. The common herbs used are brinjals, unripe banana, green beans, pea and potatoes.
It is directly served hot with the masala tea. Undhiyu is very god for health because it contains the vegetable.
Dhokla is an ultimate and world-famous Gujarati cuisine. These are soft and spongy in nature with a sweet and sour taste and cannot be missed by anyone.
This dhokla making process is a quick and easy one that is delicious as well as healthy. you can make Dhokla in just 30 minutes, using besan with a colourful, chilli tempering.
It is a famous Gujarati snack, people also know this dish as Patuli or Dahivadi. This dish is prepared with chickpea flour. Khandvi is also popular in Maharashtra.
This rolled, a light snack is tempered with coconut, mustard seeds and curry leaves and is a delight to serve with tea.
Handvo is a savoury tea-time snack that is crisp on the outside and soft from inside. A healthy mixture of Bottle Gourd (Lauki) along with a blend of buttermilk, flour, coriander, chilies, lentils and rice.
To make Handvo more delicious add some chutney in it.
Patra is a popular snack, which is an excellent combination of flavour, colour and good health. Colocasia leaves are a powerhouse of nutrients like Iron.
cooks prepare Patra from a smooth paste of besan with spicy, sweet and sour flavors is over the leaves, rolled and then steamed.
In India, we find sweetened rice in several forms. Doodhpak is also a special dish that originates as a Gujarat Food.
Doodhpak mainly prepared during the festivities of Diwali. The rice pudding has ingredients such as milk, sugar, saffron, almonds and other things. It makes you feel satisfied after a sumptuous meal.
Basundi is similar to Rabri. This desert of Gujarat is very popular all over the country and in the world. Process of making Basundi is done when milk is boiled to that extent when it reduces to half and the texture becomes very thick.
At the time of boiling it, pour some Kesar and the dry fruits into it for enhancing its flavour.
Surati Ghari is a sweet Gujarati dish from Surat, Gujarat. Ghari is prepared from puri batter, milk ‘mawa’, ghee and sugar and filling of it is made from the sweet substance.
The crispy outer layer made of flour encloses fresh dates sauteed in ghee. People make this traditional Gujarati sweet at the festival of Chandani Padva.
You must lick your finger when you taste this mouth-watering Gujarati cuisine. You will always remember the taste of Gujarati foods. So, what are you waiting for!