Pink Guava Juice

Pink Guava Juice is a delicious juice made with the pink aromatic guavas. It’s a perfect breakfast beverage which has an excellent source of Vitamin C. I have always been fond of Guavas and particularly the pink variety. These are aromatic, sweet and range from pale pink to deep orange- magenta. This colour is due…

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…

Iftar Platter

Iftar Platter is a spread of the various dishes one can enjoy while breaking their fast during Ramadan. The last three days I have been posting recipes related to food that can be consumed while we Indians fast, but today it’s a different scene altogether. Today it is about breaking the fast! I love reading about…

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…

Sabudana Vada

Sabudana Vada is a deep-fried fritter made with Tapioca pearls and boiled potatoes. It has a crunchy crust with a soft delicious interior. Sabudana / Sago / Tapioca is a starch extracted from palm stems and is a staple in many countries. It is pure carbohydrate and is used mostly in sweet puddings, but the…