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509 jaggery recipes


Last Updated : Aug 17,2018




Sugarcane is crushed to extract juice and then the juice is strained and boiled for few hours. This concentrated liquid is added into moulds and kept to cool off till it hardens. The color ranges from golden yellow to dark brown. It can even be extracted from palm sugar or date palm. These days sugar has been used extensively used which is a refined, crystallized form of jaggery. They both are alternatively used as sweetener in Indian cuisine.  

Jaggery has a number of health benefits like it helps in digestion and improves blood circulation. It is a rich source of iron and vitamin C, it helps relieve cold and cough, boosts energy and immunity. Additionally, gur is known to have properties that keep your body warm, hence it is widely consumed during winters.

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu harvest festival celebrated all over India in different forms. In southern India it is celebrated as Pongal, Bihu in Assam, Lohri in Punjab, Poush Sangkranti in West Bengal, Maghi in Himachal Pradesh. People in Gujarat fly kites in the beautiful sky and relish saat dhaan khichri and undhiyu. Maharashtrians exchange laddu and greet , "Til, gud ghya ni god god bola" which means Eat Til and Gur and speak well. Families prepare different delicacies like Til Papdi chikki, peanut chikki, Kurmura chikki, Til and dryfruit chikki, sweet pongal.

Indian festivals or any other occasions are incomplete without sweets and also, we have a big sweettooth for desserts post meals. Jaggery has always been used to make a number of traditional desserts like Gur Chawal , Puran poli, Moong Dal Payasam, Modak, Gulgule.

Gujarati's love to add a touch of sweetness to their food. Jaggery balances the salty, sour and spicy flavors of the dish. Try these Gujarati Dal, Dal Dhokli , Toovar DalLachko Dal , Fajeto  to tantalize your tastebuds!

Jaggery is also used to make a variety of chutneys, which acts as an accompaniment that never fails our tastebuds. Blend some simple ingredients along with jaggery to create a medley of flavours. Ginger chutney, Coriander chutney, Mysore chutney, Malgapodi, Khajur Imli ki chutney pairs well with appetizers.

 

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Golpapdi, Gujarati Gol Papdi Recipe
Recipe# 636
16 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional Gujarati sweets . Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening ....
Halim Ladoo,  Halim Laddu
Recipe# 39650
14 Sep 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Do you know that 100 grams of garden cress seeds offers 100 mg of iron? Who would have thought that this tiny seed is a goldmine of iron! Halim Ladoo is a traditional Maharashtrian sweet made with iron-rich garden cress seeds. Other ingredients like j ....
Modak, Steamed Modak,  Ukadiche Modak For Ganesh Chaturthi
Recipe# 4950
10 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
It’s Ganesh Chaturthi ! Time to make umpteen varieties of modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is the Modak recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery and coconut. While this mouth-watering delicacy ....
Crushed Peanut Chikki, Crushed Shing Dana Chikki Made in Jaggery
Recipe# 41001
10 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Peanut Chikki is one of the most popular amongst chikkis, the crushed peanut version being as popular as the whole one. Crushing the peanuts increases the aroma of the chikki, and enhances the flavour too as the peanuts and jaggery mix more uniformly. The texture is also quite different, somewhat so ....
Mysore Chutney, South Indian Mysore Chutney
Recipe# 1657
01 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Kannada cuisine is generally marked by the moderate use of coconut and jaggery in almost all accompaniments. Here in the Mysore Chutney, these ingredients come together with a combination of dals, tamarind and spices. This chutney can be spread on the inner side of
Vaal Ki Usal  ( Know Your Dals and Pulses )
Recipe# 32821
27 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This is a popular, easy-fix maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to this usal, which is made using vaal.
Pani Puri, Paani Puri, Golgappa Recipe
Recipe# 2806
22 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp semolina puris filled with sprouts and chilled mint flavoured water make a great snack for a hot summer afternoon. They are known as "golgappas" in northern India and as "poochkas" in West Bengal. When my favourite "panipuriwallah" is serving me these delightful little puris one after the othe ....
Garlic Pickle ( Achaar Recipe )
Recipe# 3435
16 Aug 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Garlic is often added in small quantities to chutneys and pickles as part of their flavouring, but as in this recipe, it can also be the main ingredient of a hot and sweet garlic pickle. The sweetness is provided by jaggery. The garlic pods can be cooked as in this recipe or matured in the sun. The ....
Dry Karela Subzi
Recipe# 41314
16 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
An exciting mixture of sweetness, tanginess and spiciness makes this Dry Karela Subzi a fabulous treat for your palate. What makes this subzi so enjoyable is the perfect way in which the bitter gourd is prepared – right from marinating in salt, to washing it with water after cooking it on a tava ....
Dahiwali Roti
Recipe# 22632
08 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A soup-style breakfast that you can prepare from leftover chapatis, Dahiwali Roti is flavourful yet easy to prepare. You will surely enjoy the refreshing flavour of buttermilk, balanced well with jaggery, spice powders and an aromatic tempering. Just m ....
Ragda Patties, Chaat Ragda Pattice Recipe
Recipe# 2818
20 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Ragda Patties, one of the most famous street foods of Mumbai, is a satiating snack that is loved by people of all ages. From being a street food, it has grown in stature to become a popular dish in many Indian restaurants all over the world. This to ....
Mysore Masala Dosa ( Mumbai Roadside Recipe)
Recipe# 33392
28 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This is Mumbai’s own version of Mysore Masala Dosa. While the traditional Mysore Masala Dosa features chutney-smeared dosas with a simple potato masala rolled inside it, Mumbai’s street vendors offer a more exotic version, in which crispy dosas are smeared with a sweet, spicy and tangy Mysore chutne ....
Methi Papad ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 600
23 Nov 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
An unusual delicacy of fenugreek seeds cooked with papad in a sweet and spicy gravy. Methi seeds have excellent medicinal properties—amongst other benefits, they are iron-rich while also being a natural body coolant. Normally, only a few spoons of methi seeds are used in any recipe; hence the plenti ....
Puran Poli ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 637
14 Jul 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
The perfect preparation of puran poli is considered a highly-skilled task… an art actually! unlike Maharashtrian puran poli which uses chana dal, the gujarati version makes use of toovar dal. Its unique flavour and characteristic aroma can be attributed to the special Indian spices used.
Bajra Dhebra Recipe, Gujarati Tea-time Snack
Recipe# 42272
11 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Re-discover the joy of traditional tea-time snacks with these scrumptious Bajra Dhebras. This is a famous Gujarati deep-fried snack made with a dough of bajra and whole wheat flour flavoured d ....
Damni Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks )
Recipe# 33276
26 Jun 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
Damni dhokla, a nutritious recipe that combines dals and parboiled rice, this might take you a little time to prepare, but it is totally worth the effort. The dals are washed, soaked, dried and ground, making this an authentic though slow procedure. You will also find readymade flour in stores, in c ....
Methiche Varan
Recipe# 4799
22 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Varan refers to traditional Maharashtrian lentil-based dishes. Here, cooked toovar dal is perked up with fenugreek leaves and tasty spice powders and pastes. An aromatic tempering adds to the traditional charm of the Methiche Varan, making sure that its aro ....
Rangoon Na Vaal ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 616
28 Mar 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Rangoon na vaal is a wholesome yet effortless preparation of field beans. The use of varied ingredients like jaggery, imli, chilli powder and ajwain imparts a unique sweet and sour tang to this dish. Soaking is very indispensable, so plan accordingly.
Meetha Chutney ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33379
25 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This chutney is almost needed in all the recipes to let the spices subside and give a sweet tangy taste to the recipes.
Spicy Chapati Cooked in Buttermilk
Recipe# 4676
21 Apr 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
A traditional tempering and fresh buttermilk transform leftover chapatis into a healthy and tasty snack – that you can have for breakfast or any time you are hungry! You can boost the nutrition quotient of the calcium and protein loaded Spicy Chapati Cooked in Buttermilk by adding a cup of vitamin-r ....
Tomato Gojju, Karnataka Spicy Tomato Curry
Recipe# 42563
21 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy accompaniment from the Karnataka repertoire, the Tomato Gojju is a spicy tomato curry with shades of tanginess and sweetness too. The tomato is sautéed and flavoured with a traditional tempering, a little jaggery ....
Bharleli Vaangi, Pressure Cooker Recipe
Recipe# 33346
25 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Bharleli Vaangi is a semi-dry subzi that is very popular in Maharashtra. It is one of those magical recipes that has withstood the test of time, and remains popular across generations thanks to its tongue-tickling taste and ease of preparation. The brinjal ....
Manglorean Drumstick Curry
Recipe# 4362
18 May 18

 
by Tarla Dalal
The Mangalorean Drumstick Curry is traditional fare that reflects the rich and vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine. Thanks to the abundance of coconuts along the Kerala and Konkan coast, these cuisines use coconut generously in the masalas and garnishes. Here, in this preparation, drumstick and potat ....
Mixed Kathol ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 619
23 Nov 14

 
by Tarla Dalal
Mixed kathol features a wonderful combo of pulses cooked and presented the gujarati way. Kathol is part of the ‘jaman’ served during the festive seasons, but it is also made regularly in gujarati households throughout the year.
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