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Gujarati recipes


Last Updated : Apr 11,2019



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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Cabbage and Carrot Kachumber, Kobi and Gajar Kachumber
Recipe# 40693
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 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 ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Chila ( Healthy Snacks)
Recipe# 5645
Today

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Chila is the perfect pair for your evening tea. Easy and quick, it is also healthy. Tasty by itself, this Moong Dal and Paneer Chila requires no accompaniment, which makes it easy to serve as an
Shrikhand ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35789
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Shrikhand is a magical transformation of simple curds into a delicacy, by a simple procedure. It involves no cooking and is a standard feature of sunday meals, festive menus as well as
Shrikhand, Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand
Recipe# 2060
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
It is simply amazing how the humble dahi transforms into a mouth-watering dessert in just a few simple steps. Here is the easiest and best way to make yummy Shrik ....
Poha Dhokla
Recipe# 39002
Yesterday

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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 ....
Gujarati Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 612
23 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
With a characteristic sweet and sour taste, this traditional dal recipe is quite reflective of Gujarati culture and uses the typical ingredients and spices. While this is an everyday dal, it takes on a festive hue when ingredients like peanuts an ....
Healthy Kadhi, Low Fat Kadhi Recipe
Recipe# 42751
22 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Kadhi is one of the most popular Indian main course dishes. Made of curd, thickened with besan, and spiced up in different variants, the kadhi kind of refreshes your taste buds and helps loosen the food you eat it with. Each region has its own variant of
Moong Dal Khichdi, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 621
20 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Moong dal khichdi is very popular as a comfort food. It is sure to soothe you and make you feel better when you are off colour, especially if you are down with a fever or stomach ache! Dal and rice cooked together with peppercorns and flavoured with ghee, it is a light and healthy meal despite t ....
Chapatis
Recipe# 7608
19 Apr 19

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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 ....
Sabudana Khichdi in Microwave
Recipe# 2749
17 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sabudana Khichdi is an all-time favourite Maharashtrian snack, which is often had for breakfast or supper. With a few small tweaks like using sendha namak instead of sea salt, it is also used to sustain oneself on a fasting day. It always helps to know ....
Sev Usal
Recipe# 42573
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One of Gujarat’s favourite street foods, the Sev Usal is an unimaginably scrumptious treat, with a mind-boggling array of textures and a vibrant burst of flavours – every aspect of it justifies its timeless popularity! Boiled vatana is cooked with a tongue-tickling curry, made of tangy tomatoes, ....
Upvaas Thalipeeth (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32557
16 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A satiating thalipeeth made of rajgira flour is the perfect food to have on a fasting day. Perked up with grated potatoes and crushed peanuts, not to forget some lemon juice and green chilli paste, the Upvaas Thalipeeth is a real treat t ....
Methi Dal Dhokli ( Know Your Dals and Pulses)
Recipe# 32820
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Dhoklis, made with toovar dal need no introduction to those familiar with gujarati cuisine. This is a slightly modified variant of dhokli, to which i have added methi.
Chhuta Moong Dal
Recipe# 39755
16 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Unlike the usual dal preparations, this is a dry dish made with moong dal pepped up with a simple tempering and common spice powders. Chhuta means separate, and the beauty of this Gujarati delicacy lies in being able to feel each grain of the moong dal in your mouth. In order to achieve this, you mu ....
Green Tomato Kadhi
Recipe# 35917
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Green tomato kadhi is tangy and spicy kadhi with combination of green tomatoes and green chillies. It is thickened with coconut. Serve hot with roti or rice.
Mag Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 620
16 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mag ni dal is a dry preparation with basic guajarati masalas-it is a delectable everyday fare. I suggest you soak the dal before preparing the dish as it reduces the cooking time. You also need to remember that for this particular preparation, the dal should not be overcooked as the dal has to be se ....
Sukha Moong, Gujarati  Dry Moong
Recipe# 41430
16 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Everyday Gujarati cooking relies on common spices and traditional tempering to make mouth-watering dishes within minutes. This Gujarati favourite is a semi-dry curry of soaked and boiled moong, perked up with readily-available but flavour-packed spice powders. ....
Vaal Ni Dal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 618
16 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Vaal ni dal is an interesting and unique preparation of field beans, that is prepared often in guajarati households. The raisins contrast and complement the choice of spices used in this recipe. When served with rice and a good choice of sweet, vaal ni dal qualifies as festive fare!
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is a traditional Gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. Remember never to boil the kadhi on a high flame as ....
Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 607
16 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is inseparable from Gujarati cuisine. It is basically a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. This simple dish requires tact and ....
Roti ( How To Make Soft Roti Or Phulka Or Chapati)
Recipe# 38565
15 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing's more annoying that hard, chewy rotis. Now make soft, delectable rotis for dinner and watch your loved ones devour them with joy. Its simple to make, and an extremely satisfying meal. Go for it!
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
12 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
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
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilla, 100-calorie Snacks
Recipe# 32590
11 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 chilla protein and vitamin rich, easy to digest sprouts are a must for dieters. These chilla combine sprouts with methi to make a delightful dish rich in iron, fibre and ....
Methi Palak Chawli Dhokla
Recipe# 5628
09 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A totally off-beat combination of ingredients is used to make this dhokla but it turns out to be absolutely awesome! Not just tasty, the Methi Palak Chawli Dhokla is also super healthy. The protein from chawli and the antioxidant vitamins A and C from the greens come together to keep you hale an ....
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