Popular Gujarati dishes you must try

India is a diverse land, not just for its many religions and languages, but also for its regional delicacies. The country is home to so many unique cuisines, that every state boasts of its own share of signature dishes that one must try when visiting that state. Gujarat is no different, with the state offering its own share of toothsome staples. So next time you chance upon this coastal state, be sure to try out these foods to treat your taste buds to a complete Gujarati culinary experience.
Gujarati dishes are burst of colours, various flatbreads, salty snacks, and delicious desserts. Gujarat is an ultimate part of India which is not only famous for its variety of food but it is also famous for the way of living. Gujarati food is not only enjoyed in India but also outside the country.

Khichdi or Khichri or Kichuri – Rice & Lentil Stew

Commonly consumed by Gujaratis, Khichdi is declared as a national food by the government. This is a dish which is nutritious with its contents and healthy in flavours. This is a combination of rice, lentils, vegetables, and ghee. It can be consumed with curd or buttermilk. Variety of Khichdi is ...
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Cheesy Pull Apart Dabeli

Dabeli or Kutchi dabeli or Double Roti (Devnagari: दाबेली - कच्छी दाबेली) is a very popular snack food of India, originating in the Kutch or Kachchh region of Gujarat. It is a spicy snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with a special dabeli masala, and putting the mixture between the ...
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Surti Undhiyu – Seasonal Mixed Vegetables

Undhiyu is a Gujarati mixed vegetable dish that is a regional specialty of Surat, India. The name of this dish comes from the Gujarati word "undhu", which translates to upside down, since the dish is traditionally cooked upside down underground in earthen pots, termed "matlu", which are fired from above ...
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Shrikhand – Flavored Yogurt

Shrikhand is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt. It is one of the main desserts in Maharashtrian cuisine. To prepare shrikhand, yogurt is tied in a muslin (cotton) cloth and left under pressure to drain. In the past, it used to be hung from a wall to achieve ...
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Mohanthal – Besan Fudge

If you are a Guajarati living abroad and missing your mother’s homemade Mohanthal, here is the perfect recipe video which shows you how to make this besan barfi or gram flour fudge, with the correct texture and taste that will remind you of the homemade mohanthal made during festive occasions ...
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How to make Idra | Idada | White Khatta Dhokla

Idra is basically Gujarati white Dhokla which are made from rice and black gram(Urad) are quite healthy and contains right mix of carbohydrate and protein. Idra is soft and fluffy dhoklas that are good for snacks. Now, there are few ways, this delicacy is prepared. Traditionally, rice and black gram(Urad ...
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Handvo II – Mix Veg. Steamed Cake

Handvo (Gujarati:હાંડવો) is a vegetable cake made with Rice and lentil. It is a part of the Gujarati cuisine. It is often made with a bottle gourd (Hindi: लौकी, Gujarati દુધી), though many other vegetables can be added. Sometimes crushed peanuts are also added. In this post you will learn ...
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Khichu Papadi Lot & Papad Making

Khichu or Khichiyu is a dough for making Papad, however owing to its taste it is also consumed as Farsan (Snack /Side Dish). It is made from Rice Flour, however a few other flours(Wheat, Bajri, Jowar flour etc) are also used. The snack is prepared by cooking flour in water ...
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Makai Methi Dhebra / Thepla

Dhebra is a gujarati dish which is a type of deep fried poori made of bajra and fenugreek leaves. instead of deep frying some people fry it on griddle (tawa) like paratha. they are also called as theple. People love to carry dhebra while travelling as it tatses very good ...
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Khandvi in Pressure Cooker

Today I am going to show you the easiest way to prepare Khandvi using Pressure Cooker. Most people think making Khandvi is tricky but now you will make it with full confident with my foolproof recipe. Khandvi or Paturi or Dahivadi is a savory snack in Gujarati cuisine. It consists ...
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Vateli Dal na Khaman

Khaman is a snack common in the Gujarat state of India made from soaked and freshly ground channa dal or channa flour (also called gram flour or besan). Every morning, Lariwala(Stollman) sell Khaman to working people where I grew up. Generally eaten as a snack, it is mostly served with ...
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Kachori with Tuvar Lilva & Matar

Kachoris are filled with variety of fillings such as tuvar lilva(Pigeon peas), matar(green peas) or dal. I add boiled, mashed potato to lilva or matar kachoris. Video below shows how to make Kachori pastry dough in food processor. Kachori To make kachori dough(Layer/cover)1 cup Maida ((all purpose flour))1 tbsp besan ...
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Surti Locho

Surti Locho as name reflects is specialty of surat. In the morning, many stalls sell this locho to go with tea and enjoyed by many workers. This recipe is similar to Khaman or Khamni recipe made by surti people. Surti Locho 3 cup of chana daal ((Split skinless Bengal Gram))1 ...
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Fafda – Chickpea flour Snack

Fafda is crunchy snack made from Chick pea flour and served with hot fried chillis or Chutney. In the morning, people are lined up at fafda stall for freshly made fafdas. I love those dasy when I also used to go and pick some fafdas from those stalls(Lariwala) Fafda Fafda ...
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Healthy Everyday Kadhi

This Kadhi is one of my favorite. Many healthy ingredients go into this Kadhi such as fresh turmeri roots, ginger root, mango ginger root and so on. This hot yogurt soup is best during cold. It can be served with Plain rice, Khichdi and many other rice dishes. Below, you ...
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