Gujarati Farsan Platter is a collective term used for a type of snacks in Gujarati cuisine. Some of these are fried, while some are steamed.
For our last Mega Marathon, where Sweets and Snacks was the theme, I posted two weeks of these dry-fried farsans, like Tikha Ganthia, Leelo Chevdo, Tum Tum and many more but for today it’s all about the fresh steamed, low-calorie farsans which are served either for breakfast or as an evening snack. These are very popular amongst the Gujarati families and many a time they make a delicious light dinner. They are also served as a part of the Guajrati Thali.
I am going to present six platters this week, under the theme Thali and Platter Festival. Today’s Gujarati Farsan Platter is the first one,
For today’s platter, I have picked a variety of steamed snacks. Dhoklas are very popular in Gujarat and we get a big variety of these both as street food and at special farsan shops. Shops definitely have a wider range of these than the street carts. I have picked almost all those varieties but for Khaman and Sandwich Dhoklas.
Most of these snacks are served with a special sweet and sour kadhi and green chillies, Chai or tea is a must with any kind of snacks. These steamed snacks are loved by Gujarati’s as well as non-Gujarati’s. We have a new concept where we see vendors, cooking these snacks at home and then bringing them on the streets in big casseroles. Vans or a makeshift stall works best for such vendors. We even have live Dhokla carts, where they steam the Dhoklas and serve piping hot. My hubby and I are great fans of these and many times enjoy them as our Sunday breakfast. The Yellow Dhoklas with Cheese taste wonderful at these carts.
I have picked some of the most common steamed snacks, but the most delicious ones, hope you shall enjoy these.
So let’s get on to the menu for today’s platter –
Dudhi na Muthiya
( bottle gourd and spices mixed with whole wheat flour, steamed to make a spiced snack, which gets its crunch from sesame seeds and mustard )
( melt in the mouth, soft and tender rolls made with besan and buttermilk, tempered with mustard and curry leaves )
( colocasia leaves smeared with besan batter, steamed and tempered. These logs are cut into pieces which make a sweet, spicy and tangy snack . )
Vateli Dal na Khaman
( chana dal steamed cake, tempered with mustard seeds and served with fried green chillies and sweet and sour kadhi )
( urad dal and rice steamed dhoklas, with a dash of pepper and cumin, a delightful snack . )
( wholesome and nutritious lentil and rice steamed cake, cut into squares and tempered with mustard and curry leaves )
For today I shall be sharing Dudhi na Muthia recipe. The rest of the dishes shall feature in the upcoming months.
And here are some more Steamed Gujarati snacks-
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