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Last Updated : Nov 06,2019



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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Fada ni Khichdi ( Lower Cholesterol)
Recipe# 5300
Yesterday

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A simply, wholesome, flavourful creation made of fibre-rich bulgur wheat, veggies and moong dal, the Fada ni Khichdi is a wonderfully tasty way to keep cholesterol levels under check. Those wishing to lower ch ....
Corn Panki
Recipe# 55
17 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique batter of grated sweet corn, besan and rava is used to make this delicious and satiating Corn Panki. Without onion, garlic or any overwhelming spices, this dish is very soothing to the palate. Yet, it has a very irresistible flavour, thanks to coriander, green chillies, and the homely aroma ....
Corn and Coriander Panki
Recipe# 38791
17 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful snack to make when corn is in season. While the coriander and green chillies pep up the panki, the innate flavour is heightened by cooking it wrapped in banana leaves. Serve fresh and hot.
Dakor Na Gota ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 563
18 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Peek into a secret treasure from the traditional households of gujarat! a special recipe prepared on the occasion of holi, dakor na gota is an age old recipe that hails from the village of dakor in gujarat. Although the recipe involves deep-frying, it is otherwise quite easy to prepare as the ingred ....
Patra ( Non - Fried Snacks ), How To Make Gujarati Patra
Recipe# 33322
29 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Patra, fame is not easily earned, and if this recipe is so popular, it must be because it combines those rare qualities of flavour and good health! colcocasia leaves are very nutritious as well as tasty, especially if made into patra – a smooth paste of besan with spicy, sweet and sour flavours is a ....
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 ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Chilla
Recipe# 5645
15 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
moong dal and paneer chilla | moong dal paneer cheela | yellow moong dal cottage cheese pancake | with 20 amazing images moong dal and paneer chilla is made by soaking and blending yellow m ....
Ghughra, Vatana na Ghughra, Green Peas Ghughra
Recipe# 551
12 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Whether deep-fried for the indulgent or baked for the health-conscious, ghughras make tea-time significantly more interesting! fry the ghughras just before serving as they tend to get cold and soggy after a while. You could also try the healthier alternative of baking the ghughras at 200ºc for ....
Valor Muthia Nu Shaak, Gujarati Sabzi
Recipe# 603
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An irresistible preparation of flat green beans (valor papdi) and fenugreek dumplings, this is the next best choice when fresh vaal or papdi is not in season. Remember to apply the salt and soda an hour before you prepare the vegetable, to ensure the fresh green colour and smooth texture of the ....
Poha Dhokla
Recipe# 39002
26 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Feel like having dhoklas for breakfast? You can whip them up instantly by using beaten rice, which requires no soaking or fermenting. These dhoklas also make a good tiffin option ....
Methi Thepla, Gujarati Methi Thepla Recipe
Recipe# 39833
11 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Gujarati methi thepla | methi ka thepla | healthy methi thepla | how to make thepla | with 20 amazing images Gujaratis and thepla walk hand and hand, theplas are inherited part of gujju me ....
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
06 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
rava dhokla recipe | semolina dhokla | suji dhokla | instant rava dhokla | no fermentation rava dhokla | with 15 amazing images To make instan ....
Whole Wheat Methi Khakhra
Recipe# 822
04 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
methi khakhra | whole wheat methi khakhra | gujarati methi khakhra | fenugreek flat bread | with 20 amazing images. methi khakhra made of whole wheat, these
Methi Pakoda
Recipe# 41564
04 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, bitterness is beautiful, and methi is a perfect example of this. Its mildly bitter taste and irresistible aroma unfailingly delight the palate, whether it is added to a subzi, roti ,
Double Beans Curry
Recipe# 1540
03 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Double beans are very commonly used in gujarati cuisine, as the sole star of a recipe or to support other vegetables. However, there is a twist in this version of double beans curry as i have enriched it with a spicy punjabi style masala instead of the down-to-earth spices used by gujaratis.
Mohanthal, Traditional Gujarati Mohanthal Mithai
Recipe# 2047
03 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
mohanthal | traditional gujarati mohanthal | rajasthani mohanthal | with 30 images. Mohanthal is a traditional Gujarati mithai with the ....
Sitaphal Basundi, Custard Apple Basundi
Recipe# 42775
23 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
sitaphal basundi recipe| custard apple basundi | sitaphal rabdi | with 15 amazing images. Sitaphal basundi is a rich and delicious mishtan of thickened milk, variation to plain
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti
Recipe# 38880
23 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
jowar bajra garlic roti recipe | bajra jowar lehsun roti | healthy jowar bajra garlic roti | with 13 amazing images. Jowar and bajra are two super healthy flours and should be definitely included to diet!! We have ma ....
Tameta Muthia Nu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 588
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you want to prepare a vegetable side-dish that is as easy as easy can be, this is the perfect choice for you! select nice and ripe tomatoes to ensure the success of your tamata muthia nu shaak. Also, if the sharp taste of methi is not liked by your family, you can even make muthias of bottle gour ....
Panchkutiyu Shaak ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 599
23 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A sumptuous preparation of five types of vegetables cooked in a gujarati style coriander and coconut masala. The combination of vegetables with methi muthia makes this dish comparable to oondhiya. Once again, note that we prefer to cook the muthias this way rather than deep-fry them, in an attempt t ....
Magaz
Recipe# 4214
19 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Magaz is a melt-in-the-mouth mithai made with the energizing combination of besan, sugar and ghee. The rich flavour of this laddoo-like sweet depends on how well you cook the besan. It is important to roast it uniformly, till a rich smell comes. Keep stirring it so that it does not char. The proport ....
Doodhi Muthia
Recipe# 2752
16 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
microwave doodhi muthia recipe | quick lauki muthia | doodhi na muthia | with 31 amazing pictures A traditional and healthy Gujarati snack made with grated doodhi and s ....
Tendli Batata Nu Shaak, Tendli Aloo Subzi
Recipe# 40692
12 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tendli is so much more attractive when combined with potatoes than when it is cooked alone! A traditional tempering and a few readily-available spice powders are all that it takes to transform this duo into a tongue-tickling and satiating subzi. A pinch of sugar is essential to balance the fla ....
Papad Poha
Recipe# 42605
14 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Feel the bursts of spicy energy on your palate as you munch on this traditional favourite from the kitchens of Gujarat. An ever-popular snack in the region, especially amongst Jains, the Papad Poha is a unique combination o ....
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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