If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious vegan meal, you should definitely check out Gujarati cuisine. Gujarat is a state in India that is known for its amazing vegetarian food. The dishes are flavorful and healthy, and there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Common Gujarati dishes include dhokla, a steamed cake made from chickpea flour; khakhra, a crispy flatbread; and Gujarati thali, a platter of rice, roti, dal, vegetables, and yoghurt. Although most of these famous dishes you can find on popular Ghatkopar Khau Galli. While Gujarati cuisine is often sweetened with jaggery or sugar, there is also a wide variety of savoury dishes to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a light snack or a hearty meal, Gujarati food has something to offer everyone.
Fafda Jalebi – Sweet and savoury snacks
Gujarati food is simple, yet delicious and full of flavour. Gujarati vegan food, in particular, is some of the best I’ve ever had. Fafda and jalebi is a classic Gujarati dish that is both crunchy and sweet, and absolutely delicious.
The fafda is a fried chickpea flour dough that is often served with a spicy chutney, while the jalebi is a deep fried wheat flour pretzel that is dusted with sugar. When combined, these two dishes create an unforgettable gastronomic experience. So, if you’re ever in the mood for some Gujarati vegan food, be sure to try fafda and jalebi! You won’t be disappointed.
Khaman – A Square Spongy Snack
Gujarati vegan food is some of the best in the world. One of the famous Gujarati vegan dishes is khaman. Khaman is a tasty and healthy steamed snack made from freshly ground lentils and chickpea flour. It is very similar to its humble cousin, dhokla. Traditionally served on a large green leaf called the Kesuda, the modern, urban version is served in newspapers in farsan (snack) shops with tangy chutneys and several pieces of green chilies. I love khaman because it is healthy, tasty, and Gujarati!
Dabeli – Simply Vada Pav
Dabeli is a popular Indian street food dish that originates from the state of Gujarat. The word “dabeli” means “pressed” in Hindi, and refers to the way in which the cooked potatoes are mashed and flattened before being stuffed into a small, round dabeli bun.
The dabeli bun is then topped with a variety of savoury and sweet toppings, including chutneys, spices, tamarind, coconut, pomegranate seeds, and often times, a dollop of butter or ghee. Dabeli is typically served warm and is often enjoyed as a snack or light meal. If you’re ever in Gujarat (or even if you’re not), be sure to try this delicious dish.
Thepla – Gujarati’s Thin Paratha
Thepla is a type of Indian flatbread that is typically made with a combination of gram flour, whole wheat flour, and fenugreek leaves. The result is a delicious snack that can be enjoyed with a cup of hot tea during the monsoon season. The key to making the perfect Thepla is to properly combine all of the ingredients in the dough. When done correctly, the finished product will have a bright taste that is impossible to resist. So if you’re looking for a delicious snack to enjoy during the rainy season, be sure to give Thepla a try.
Undhiyu – A Mixture of Various Vegetables!
Undhiyu is a delicious and appetizing vegetable and bean stew that is generally made during the winter harvest in Gujarat. It is a combination of vegetables and spices mixed together making a delicious dish. Undhiyu is usually made with a mix of eggplant, potato, sweet potato, yam, carrots, green beans, plantains, but there are many variations depending on what vegetables are in season. The dish is traditionally cooked in an earthen pot over an open fire, which gives it a smoky flavour. Undhiyu is typically served with puri or roti, but it can also be enjoyed on its own. If you’re looking for something new to try this winter, give Undhiyu a try! You won’t be disappointed.
Gujarati Kadhi is a traditional dish made of sour curd, spiced with thickened gram flour and sweetened with a jaggery or sugar. Distinctively recognized because of its white colour, Gujarati Kadhi makes for an excellent summer dish because of its cooling nature. Gujarati Kadhi is best relished with soft phulkas or steaming hot basmati rice. Hearty to eat and simple to cook, Gujarati Kadhi is a staple food of Gujarat. Gujarati Kadhi is a delicious and healthy dish that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Lilva Kachori – The ultimate rainy-day treat
Lilva Kachori is a special Gujarati dish, made with a filling of pigeon peas. To prepare these, the kachori dough is prepared from white flour and semolina, rolled out and filled with the Lilva mixture. Best served with tangy chutney or sauce, this is a crunchy, tasty snack that can make the cold evenings warmer and more enjoyable.
The Lilva Kachori gets its name from the main ingredient used in the filling, which is dried pigeon peas. These are soaked overnight and then cooked with spices like cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste, green chili paste, and fresh cilantro. Once the filling is cooked, it is spooned into the kachori dough and fried till it is golden brown and crisp. Serve hot with chutney or sauce on the side. Enjoy!
Khandvi – Attractive Yellow Nashta
Khandvi is a vibrant yellow dish made with Besan or Gram Flour, firmly wrapped, cut into bite-size pieces, and steamed. It’s a popular snack in Gujarat, and it’s often served as part of a larger meal. Khandvi can be garnished with mustard seeds, curry leaves, or other spices. Pair it with a cup of tea for a delicious and energising snack!
Handvo – A Versatile Dish
Handvo is a popular Gujarati household dish that can be savored best with mint chutney. It is a renowned dish on the Gujarati food menu and people love to eat it. Handvo is prepared using the various seasonal vegetables and lentils that enhance the flavor of this dish. The healthy ingredients used in this dish give it a nutritious value. Handvo can be served as a snack or as a main course meal. It is usually accompanied by pickles, chutneys, and yogurt. This versatile dish can be made to suit everyone’s taste buds!
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