Gujarati breakfast recipes, Gujarati Nasta
Ajwain and Turmeric Milk
Just like every other Indian, even Gujarati’s start their morning with a cup of garma garam Masala Chai or coffee. Apart from that, during winters or monsoon, they prefer hot drinks like Ajwain and Turmeric Milk or Ukado. These healthy drinks help relieve effects of seasonal flu and keeps the body warm. To accompany the morning cup of tea, there are various Gujarati breakfast recipes viz. dry snacks like khakhra, gathiya, fafda and other Gujarati nasta like dhokla, thepla, bhakri.
Gujarati breakfast famous combinations
Masala Puris Served with Curds and Chunda
Warm theplas with a bowl of curd and fresh pickles like methia keri, chundo or just Bhavnagari Chillies are a staple breakfast all over Gujarat. People who love deep-fried food can make tongue-tickling masala puri. Masala Puris Served with Curds and Chunda is my favorite Gujarati dish. Also, piping hot fafda served with Besan Chutney, Kacha Papaya Sambharo and Jalebi is another popular Gujarati breakfast dish and you can find roadside stalls selling them in every other lane.
Gujarati breakfast, Dhokla
Dhokla are spongy savory cakes made by steaming the batter. The batter is generally made by a combination of various dals. You can even enhance the flavor of batter with the addition of chopped vegetables or vegetable puree. It can either be fermented or there are even recipes for instant dhoklas that require no soaking or fermenting. Also, you can find readymade dry mix or readymade batter that aids in making fluffy dhoklas quickly at home. Once steamed, you can even temper them with fragrant ingredients like curry leaves, mustard seeds, asafetida. Dhoklas can be eaten with ghee/oil, green chutney, sweet chutney or garlic chutney.
Make nutrient-rich Chola methi dhokla with the goodness of fenugreek leaves or Soya khaman dhokla with a healthy twist to the traditional Khaman. The tempering added on top of the dhokla after it is cooked is the master stroke!
Looking for an instant dhokla recipe? Try making Khaman Dhokla or Green Peas Dhokla in a microwave. You can quickly whip up these recipes for a quick Gujarati breakfast dishes. You can crumble the traditional Khaman dhokla and temper to make lip-smacking Amiri Khaman.
Gujarti nasta, Khakhra
Bajra Methi Khakhras
Regular flours like Bajra, Jowar (Bajra Methi Khakhra) , Whole wheat or unique flours like Brown Rice Flour, Quinoa flour, you can make use of them to make endless varieties of khakhras. You can add ingredients like cumin seeds and sesame seeds to give a bite, leafy vegetables like methi leaves, chawli leaves to increase the health quotient or spices to pep up the taste.
Whole Wheat Methi Khakra
Just make a dough and roll out thin circles. Cook them on a tava pressing them with a khakhra press or cloth. Alternatively, you can even buy a khakhra maker. They can be made in large batches and stored in an air-tight container. Try the healthy Whole Wheat Methi Khakra to munch on when hunger strikes.
Gujarati breakfast recipes like Masala khakhra, Nachni Sesame Khakhra, Oats Methi Multiflour Khakhra are a must try!