White Dhokla

White Dhokla is steamed lentil cake made with rice and urad dal. They are also called Khatta Dhoklas as they are slightly sour. These savoury cakes are a popular Gujarati snack. Gujarati’s are very fond of snacks, be it fried or steamed, and these snacks are available in shops or on carts as well. For…

Vateli Dal na Khaman

Vateli Dal na Khaman is a steamed lentil cake which is prepared with coarsely ground and fermented Bengal Gram. It is special to Surat region of Gujarat. Vateli Dal is ground lentil, and a steamed cake is made from this ground lentil which is fermented. It is due to fermentation that the batter rises and…

Vrat ki Thali

Vrat ki Thali is a thali where a number of dishes are served together and enjoyed while a person is fasting. This week I have chosen Fasting Food as my theme and the previous two thalis were a Fariyali Thali and a Mini Fariyali Thali. Vrat or Upvas is the same as fasting, and I…

Mini Fariyali Thali

Mini Fariyali Thali is a thali prepared for fasting with special ingredients consumed while fasting. The number of dishes in this thali is quite less, hence it’s a mini one. Yesterday I had prepared an elaborate Fariyali Thali, where Sabudana Wadas was the highlight of the post. Sabudana is Tapioca pearls and very popular as…

Fariyali Fajeto

Fariyali Fajeto is a curry made from mango pulp. It is made as a fasting food with special chestnut flour / Singhade ka Atta. The Mango Curry / Fajeto is a popular curry made in Gujrati homes. It’s a delicious sweet and sour curry made with mango pulp, yoghurt and chickpea flour. The curry is…

Saurashtra Lunch Thali

Saurashtra Lunch Thali is where a complete Gujarati meal with dal, bhat, rotli, shaak are served together to make a complete balanced meal. Gujarati’s have fixed menus, the combinations are normally fixed and if you believe they have fixed menus for weekdays too. They must cook moong beans on a Wednesday. Thursday is a day…

Gujarati Bhakri

Gujarati Bhakri is an unleavened Indian bread from the Gujarat state of India. These are made with wheat flour and are generally thicker than chapatis. Gujarati Bhakri’s are made with wheat flour, both regular and coarse wheat flours are used. The dough is shortened with ghee or oil and these are rolled smaller and thicker…

Dudhi na Muthiya

Dudhi na Muthiya is a traditional and nutritious snack from Gujarat which is a wholesome dish. It can be served as breakfast, evening snack or even as a complete meal.   Dudhi is bottle gourd and it is mixed with whole wheat flour, semolina, herbs and spices to make these Muthiyas. A soft dough is…