Lunch this Sunday on a Hearty Gujarati Thali

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There are various fried and cooked items in predominantly vegetarian Gujarati cuisine. Fafda, Khandvi, Thepla, Dhokla, Puran Poli, Soonvali, Muthia, Handwoh are all Gujarati kitchen creation. The menu ranges from sweetest to the spicy foods which also varies with the expertise required in the kitchen for preparation. Some are cooked, some are prepared on tawa and some are deep fried. Traditional Gujarati food is served on a silver platter. Choose from our extensive 3-course menu to make this Sunday lunch a memorable one. 

Starters

For starters, the Gujarati snacks recipes do well and are appetizing. The Gujarati Palak Dhokla is a delicious steamed lentil cake recipe made with spinach puree is an all time Gujarati favorite snack. Gujaratis love their Farsan (snacks) and the Vatana Bateta Na Rotla Recipe is one of those low-fat snacks. The Spinach Khandvi is a savory gram flour pinwheel snack that is seasoned with mustard and sesame.

Main Course

Gujarati Dal Recipe is a sweet, tangy and spicy staple dish of every Gujarati home that is made from pigeon pea lentils. Gujarati Methi Thepla recipe is one of the travel-friendly recipes of great taste. You can eat it just about anywhere without any accompaniment. Ringna Batata Nu Shaak also known as Aloo Baingan ki Sabzi is very common recipe either in dry or into a mushy gravy. Paka Kela Ki Sabzi Recipe is a Gujarati Jain dish that is made from ripe bananas that are sautéed with turmeric, asafoetida, curry leaves, and chilies. The sun dried lentil dumplings are called Wadi in Gujarat. The Wadi Pulao is a slightly different take on the way the Wadi are consumed in Gujarat, mostly clubbed with vegetables to make dry or semi-dry subzi. Bhakri recipe is a delicious flatbread that is made from a combination of flours. Gujarati Kadhi is a yogurt based sweet and spicy curry that is simple yet irresistible. Batata Nu Shaak or Aloo Tamatar Ki Sabzi is a simple and delicious recipe made with potatoes that are simmered in a tangy tomato gravy spiced with cinnamon and coriander. Ringna No Olo Recipe is char roasted brinjal delicately flavored with ginger and spices.

Accompaniments

Gujaratis include various accompaniments in their thali. Gor Keri is a sweet mango pickle where raw mangoes are chopped and combined with sugar, jaggery, and spices. The Chundo also known as Chunda or Khaman is a classic Gujarati sweet and sour mango pickle that is made with raw mangoes. Aamras or Keri no Ras is a delicious pulp of mangoes made in every Gujarati's home during the mango season and eaten along with the main course. The Gujarati Fafda Recipe is a traditional crunchy snack that is synonymous with Gujarati cuisine. The Gujarati Khakra is made from whole wheat flour and delicately flavored with ingredients like fenugreek, turmeric, and asafoetida. Kanda Keri Nu Kachumber is a classic raw mango and onion relish made the Gujarati way-sweet and sour.

Desserts

Gujarati thali is incomplete without desserts. Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe, bengal gram and dry fruits is truly a taste enhancer and makes a perfect dessert pudding. Gujarati Mohanthal Recipe is a very traditional festive sweet made from sweetened gram flour and cooked slowly into a dense fudge flavored with saffron and nuts. Puran Poli is also called as Vedhmi in Gujarat and is a sweet bread.

Suprabha S Matt

Suprabha S Matt

     
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