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Last Updated : Aug 05,2019



गुजराती व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Gujarati recipes in Hindi)
ગુજરાતી વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Gujarati recipes in Gujarati)

Gujarati Recipes

Gujarat has a wide-ranging cuisine, which includes everything from sweets and snacks to subzis and one-dish meals. The farsaans and mishthans especially are much-loved aspects of Gujarati cuisine. It is an amalgam of flavor and mostly vegetarian. Gujarati Recipes like Khaman Dhokla, Bhatia Kadhi, Dabeli and Patra have an unmatchable and unique regional touch.

Dal Dhokli
Dal Dhokli

Come lunchtime and Gujaratis do not like to settle for anything less than a balanced meal, which they fondly call the “Dal Bhaat Rotli Shaak” combo. But, when in a hurry, one-dish meals like Dal Dhokli will come to your rescue. Let’s talk about the different aspects of the grand Gujarati thali. It generally consists of rotli (roti)/puri ,dal/kadhi, shaak (subzi) , bhaat (rice), farsaans with a wide range of chutneys, kachumber, homemade athanu (pickles) and finally mishtaan(sweet) to end the meal on a sweet note. Meals are incomplete without a bowl of curd or glass of buttermilk.

Vagharela Bhaat
Vagharela Bhaat

A stack of leftover rotli, rotla, rice or khichdi are transformed into delicious treats like Whole Wheat Roti Chivda, Wagharelo Rotla, Bhaat Na Poodla. Crunchy on the outside and chewy inside, this flavourful Khichdi Pakoda is made by enhancing moong dal khichdi with besan, sesame seeds and coriander, shaping this ‘dough’ into balls and deep-frying till nice brown and crisp. Dahiwali Roti is a zesty soup-style breakfast made with a balance of refreshing ingredients like bland buttermilk, sweet jaggery, spice powders and finally an aromatic tempering. At times of emergency or in a mood to eat something spicy instead of the basic dal-bhaat, this tasty Vagharela Bhaat can be made in a jiffy with a handful of ingredients that are easily available in our kitchen shelves.

Phoolwadi Recipe
Phoolwadi Recipe

Tea-time or Diwali, if the kitchen shelves are not filled with air-tight containers hoarding suka nasta (dry snacks), it’s not a Gujarati house. Chakli, Chivda, Nimki, Shakarpara, Namkeen Shakarpara, Khakhra, etc. are some jar snacks that come to rescue when hunger strikes. You can even take them to work and relish anytime! Coarse besan mixed with spices to make cylindrical rolls, that are deep-fried to make delicious Phoolwadi is a crispy snack that tastes amazing with a cup of hot chai. Also, fafda/ ganthia are other savory snacks that are popular tea accompaniments. My grandmother prepares snacks like Papad Poha, Sev Mamra in bulk and stores in an airtight container so that we can munch on it whenever we are hungry. Along with this, a wide variety of farsaans or snacks prepared on different occasions and to entertain guests, but also enjoyed with tea on any normal day. Soft, steamed dhoklas, pankis, deep-fried kachoris, ghughra, masala puri, tava-cooked pudla, simple delights like khichu, dabeli,… the list is endless!

Golpapdi
Golpapdi

Gujaratis are hardcore sweet lovers. Dabbas of laddoos, Golpapdi or Mohanthaal are always present in the kitchen. Also, special occasions are celebrated with rich desserts like Basundi, Shrikhand, Fada ni Lapsi, Doodh Paak. Try your hand at Gujarati special mishthans and enjoy with your friends and family!

Gujarati Shaak

Phulka smeared generously with ghee / Chapati / Bhakri with a texture similar to biscuit is a quintessential part of most Gujarati meal especially lunch. These flatbreads are accompanied with shaak made using vegetables especially local produce,combined with an array of spices, a dash of jaggery or sugar and sometimes tamarind too. These subzis are tongue-tickling because they believe in balancing the khatash-methash (sour-sweet) flavours and can also, be enhanced by the addition of Gujarati farsaans like muthia, patra and sev.

OondhiyaOondhiya

Gujarati’s believe in eating seasonal vegetables and make elaborate preparations like Oondhiya and Panchkutiyu Shaak with a myriad of native vegetables and special combinations of spices to season them, resulting in homely and satiating dishes. Dry subzis are generally combined with batata (potato) to make delectable delights like Kobi Batata Nu Shaak, Tendli Batata nu Shaak, Karela Bateta Nu Shaak. They even eat a lot of kathol (pulses). Khatta Moong/ Sukha Moong on Wednesday and Rasawala Chana on Friday are a fixed menu at my home and I believe it is consumed this frequently in every Gujarati household. Vaal Ni Dal, Mixed Kathol, Masala Chawli are other popular Kathol cooked on a regular basis. A side of Gujarati Dal, Khatti Meethi Dal and Kadhis like Bhinda ni Kadhi and Dapka Kadhi are some of the everyday favourite fluid preparations to make food easier to ingest. Check our Gujarati Dal & Kadhi section to explore more delicacies from this region.

Gujarati Recipes, Rotis

Methi TheplaMethi Thepla

Thepla is a popular Gujarati flatbread that is an important part of their travel food bag because they stay fresh for almost over a month. They can be perked up with the addition of nutrient-rich vegetables like methi, mooli, doodhi to make Methi Thepla, Mooli Thepla and Doodhi Thepla. Also, you can add multigrain flour to gehun ka atta and make Multigrain Methi Thepla. As I mentioned earlier, they love seasonal produce , be it vegetables or fruits. Come summers and most households are seen enjoying keri no ras (aam ras) with garma garam puri or Padvali Roti which is an authentic flatbread made with a pair of the rotis layered for rolling and cooking, in order to make thin rotis that can be cooked perfectly without crisping them on a tava.

FajetoFajeto

Also, they make Fajeto that is a special type of curry made by combining mango pulp with dahi and besan and finally tempered with aromatic ingredients. Shrikhand is replaced by Aamrakhand and refrigerator are stuffed with Doodh Keri. Bajra no rotlo with Ringana no olo , jaggery with safed makhan is a classic Gujarati winter special. Rotla can also be made using jowar or nachni flour, ensure you roll the rotlas uniformly to make them puff up. They can also be blended into smooth powder and cooked with ingredients like onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies, to make Wagharelo Rotla which is surely an irresistible dish.

Chaas is aptly called a Gujarati’s beer since the meal is incomplete without it. Also, Komal is another refreshing, delightful beverage made by combining curd and coconut milk, mildly spiced with chillies. Similar to the Punjabi sweet lassi, Piyush is an authentic Gujarati drink made using shrikhand and buttermilk, this thick and luscious drink is simply irresistible!

Gujarati Recipes, One Dish meal

Appease your hunger and pep up your mood with mouth-watering Gujarati one-dish meals. Khichu is an authentic Gujarati snack, soft, melt in the mouth, it has a soothing taste, and is sure to warm your soul. A drizzle of oil and sprinkle of red chili powder or koro sambhar perks up the taste. This one-dish meal is quick and easy to make, usually made with grain-based flours like rice flour or jowar flour, try this different variant Yellow Moong Dal Khichu and enjoy it hot.

Mixed Dal Handvo

Handvo is a traditional savory cake made by mixing a myriad of vegetables, an array of spices and mixed dals/flours. Mixed Dal Handvo, Moong Dal Handvo, Mixed Vegetable Handvo, Potato Handvo are some varieties you must try! Looking for a sumptuous meal to prepare in a jiffy after a long day? Fada ni Khichdi made with nutritious broken wheat and yellow moong dal simmered with vegetables and spices is quite wholesome and takes not more than 25 minutes. Ek Toap Na Dal Bhaat is another Gujarati rice-dal combination dish cooked together with vegetables and spices.

Moong Dal Khichdi
Moong Dal Khichdi

Dinner generally consists of simple khichdi made by combining dal and rice. They can even be enhanced by substituting/adding vegetables, pulses and various spices to make different preparations. The humble Moong Dal Khichdi is surely my comfort food. Khichdi ke chaar yaar – dahi, papad , kadhi aur achaar is rightly said! Instead of moong, you can even make Toovar Dal Ni Khichdi, Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi that take hardly any effort. Also, kathiyavadi popular Ram Khichdi, or the royal Badshahi Khichdi, nutritious Panchamel Khichdi are some other variations that you must try!

Let us discover many more such marvels of this cuisine!

Try Our Other Gujarati Recipes articles given below…

Gujarati Drinks recipes
Gujarati Dry Snacks recipes
Gujarati Faral, Faraal recipes
Gujarati Breakfast recipes
Gujarati Dal / Kadhi recipe
Gujarati Farsans recipes
Gujarati Kachumber / Chutneys / Achar recipes
Gujarati Kathols recipes
Gujarati Khichdi  recipes
Gujarati One Dish Meals recipes
Gujarati Rotli, Gujarati Thepla recipes
Gujarati Shaak Sabzi recipes
Gujarati Sweet Mithai recipes


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Shakarpara
Recipe# 3864
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional tea-time snack often made during festive occasions, Shakarpara is – much to the joy of amateurs – also very easy to make! While there are several ways of making this mildly-sweet snack, this recipe is one of the easiest to follow.Remember to fry them over a slow flame so that the ....
Healthy Sheera
Recipe# 5303
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth occasionally without compromising your health with this low fat version of an all time favourite Indian dessert. Walnuts and almonds contain MUFA and antioxidants that protect our heart from free radical damage and help to lower LDL.
Sabudana Khichdi
Recipe# 39657
Today

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is a Maharashtrian dish made with sabudana, potatoes and peanuts. Sabudana Khichdi is a perfect food for those on a fas ....
Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber, Kobi and Gajar Kachumber
Recipe# 40693
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Contrasting shades of white and orange dotted with splashes of green, this Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber is a real riot of colours! So attractive it looks that you cannot help grabbing a spoonful. Once you do, you are in for a real treat, because this recipe also explores a wide range of flavou ....
Bateta Chips Nu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 598
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The potato is really a wonder ingredient, which can slide beautifully into gourmet dishes as well as into daily fare! bateta chips nu shaak is a calorie-rich delight that is popular in wedding and festival menus. The sweet, sour and salty blend of flavours caused by the tempering of cumin, poppy and ....
Amiri Khaman, Gujarati Sev Khamani Recipe
Recipe# 550
25 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Amiri khaman is nothing but a spicy tea-time snack made of crumbled khaman dhoklas tempered with garlic and mixed with pomegranate seeds and coconut. Why, we can even say that this recipe was invented with the intention of making good use of leftover khaman dhoklas! Serve garnished with sev an ....
Matki Sabzi, Guajarati Dry Matki Subzi
Recipe# 41565
09 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A homely and satiating subzi that is much-loved by the Gujaratis, the Matki Subzi is a dry preparation that is usually served with kadhi . It is extremely easy to make and uses very simple, common ingredients like mustard seeds, asafoetida, turmeric po ....
Moong Dal Dhokla
Recipe# 2874
05 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pucca traditional and perfect to the core, the Moong Dal Dhokla represents everything that dhoklas stand for – sumptuous, tasty and aromatic! A wholesome batter of soaked and ground moong dal is complemented by ingredients ....
Whole Wheat Methi Khakra
Recipe# 822
04 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
It is easy to ask somebody to give up unhealthy snacks, but it is quite difficult to achieve the goal! Instead, try treating yourself and your family to healthy short-eats like this Whole Wheat Methi Khakhra, which is so tasty that you will naturally lose your craving for junky snacks! Khakhra, the ....
Masala Khakhra, Whole Wheat Masala Khakhra Recipe
Recipe# 3560
04 Sep 19

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Masala Khakhra, I usually make a large batch of these and store them in an air-tight container for those hungry times. They stay well for several days and make an ideal low calorie snack for you and your family. With a littl ....
Bajra Methi Khakhras
Recipe# 3457
05 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Wholesome khakhras of bajra and whole wheat flour perked up with fenugreek leaves, green chilli paste, and so on, this snack is a perfect accompaniment for tea. The bitterness of methi is surprisingly very pleasant in this creation. It makes you smack your lips and reach for another khakhra! You can ....
Rice Khichu ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 582
08 Sep 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
rice khichu | gujarati rice khichu | rice flour khichu | chawal ka atta khichu | with 12 amazing images rice khichu is a simple
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
13 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
gujarati kadhi | traditional gujarati kadhi | how to make gujarati kadhi | with 12 amazing images Kadhi is a traditional Gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thi ....
Paatra ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 552
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Patra is sure to take your taste buds on a roller coaster ride! it is sweet, spicy and salty—all at the same time. Here, nutritious and tasty colocasia leaves are stuffed with a spicy mixture. Depending on the size of the leaves, you get normal or mini patras. Although patras taste best when deep-fr ....
Amiri Khaman ( Non - Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33327
31 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe was invented with the intention of making good use of leftover khaman dhoklas! They are crumbled, tempered with garlic and mixed with pomegranate seeds and coconut. Serve garnished with sev and relish its unique flavour. Those who do not like garlic can omit it.
Kopra Pak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35792
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Although very delicately-flavoured, this coconut sweet gets a rich feel thanks to the tinges of saffron and cardamom that are added. I would suggest the use of traditional coconut grater in order to attain the perfect texture of this sweet. Another key ingredient is the mava, which helps to bind the ....
Badshahi Khichdi
Recipe# 1972
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
While the word khichdi normally brings to mind a homely and simple meal, here is a royal version that proves the mettle of our humble khichdi. A dal-rice combo cooked with everyday spices is topped with a flavourful potato vegetable and a layer of tempered curds. Served piping hot, the Badshahi Khic ....
Batata Vada ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 570
23 Nov 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Batata vada is another gujarati dish that has broken all geographical and cultural barriers to become world-famous! nothing but crisp potato fritters encased in a gram flour batter, these are enjoyed occasionally by all… while some even go a step ahead and make it a part of their weekly or even dail ....
Khandvi (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32556
20 Feb 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Khandvi, one of the gems of gujarathi cuisine, has been transferred into faraali style, so that it can be enjoyed as a light snack on fasting days.
Mooli Muthia, Gujarati Radish Muthia Snack Recipe
Recipe# 33320
16 May 10

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Mooli muthia, I love making muthias of different varieties, as they are steamed and easy to make. Not only that… they are an ideal way to incorporate flours and vegetables in your daily diet. These muthias taste good with radish and radish leaves, while curds contribute to the flavour of this ....
Mohanthaal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 635
21 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mohanthaal is another famous sweet from the gujarati repertoire. This sweet needs to be prepared with tact, as the one-thread sugar syrup is the foundation stone for the success of this recipe. If overdone, the dish loses its colour and taste. Also, the mava that imparts the softness to this sweet s ....
Chapatis
Recipe# 7608
21 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
One of the most famous and versatile of Indian dishes, the Chapati is a favourite with kids and adults alike. Whether they like to have it with subzi and dal, rolled up with grated veggies and cheese ....
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
21 Aug 19

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The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be, making it an ideal dish to whip up for breakfast or
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 553
02 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Muthia is a fist-shaped steamed snack that's much-loved by the Gujaratis. Doodhi and onions when combined with an apt combination of semolina and flours like whole wheat flour and besan yield delicious Doodhi Muthias. Ingredients like ginger, green chillies ....
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Tarla Dalal    Essa, glad you liked the collection of Gujarati recipes.
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26 Jun 19 04:24 PM