Oil Free Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe - No Onion No Garlic

A traditional Gujarati recipe, the classic undhiyu is made of mixed vegetables, with absolutely no oil. This healthy dish is packed with vegetables and methi muthias.

Dhara Shah
Oil Free Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe - No Onion No Garlic
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Undhiyu is a Gujarati mixed vegetable dish that is a regional specialty of Surat, India. The name of this dish comes from the Gujarati words "matlu" meaning earthen pot and "undhu" meaning upside down since they have been traditionally cooked upside down underground in earthen pots fired from above. The dish is made with seasonal vegetables during the winter season.

Serve Gujarati Undhiyu along with Gujarati Puran Poli RecipeGujarati Kadhi Recipe - Sweet And Spicy Gujarati Kadhi and some steamed rice  and finish the meal with a dessert of Golpapdi Recipe

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Note: You could store muthiya balls into freezer in airtight container for 15-20 days and reuse them.

Course: Side Dish
Diet: No Onion No Garlic (Sattvic)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

60 M

Makes:

3 Servings

Ingredients

    For Muthiya balls:
  • 1 cup Gram flour (besan) , or handwa flour mix
  • 1/2 cup Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 pinch Cooking soda
  • For Dry Masala:
  • 1-1/2 cups Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Dessicated Coconut
  • 3 teaspoons Red chilli powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 4 teaspoons Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 2 teaspoons Garam masala powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar , (optional)
  • Vegetables required
  • 1 cup Avarekalu / Lilva Beans , stringed, whole pod
  • 1 cup Tindora (Dondakaya/ Kovakkai) , sliced
  • 1 cup Raw Banana , chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green peas (Matar)
  • 1/2 cup Cabbage (Patta Gobi/ Muttaikose) , shredded
  • 1/2 cup Purple cabbage , shredded
  • 3 Brinjal (Baingan / Eggplant) , make 4 slits, stem intact
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , few, chopped

How to make Oil Free Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe - No Onion No Garlic

  1. To prepare Oil Free Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe (No Onion No Garlic), prep up with all the ingredients required and proceed with making muthiya.

  2. To make muthiya, mix all the ingredients - besan, fenugreek leaves, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, hing,  sugar, salt, soda along with some water required to make a stiff dough.

  3. Once the dough ahs come together, form small round dumpling of the size of muthiyas.

  4. Steam them in a preheated steamer for 10-15 minutes on medium-low heat, or until the dumplings are steamed. Keep aside.

  5. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients of dry masala which include - coriander leaves, green chillies, coconut powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, salt to taste, sugar and mix them well with a little water just enough to bind it. 

  6. Fill this dry masala into the eggplants. Similarly, rub the same masala on to other vegetables except cabbage. Keep the veggies to marinate in the masala for 30 minutes.

  7. In a pressure cooker, add all the veggies - lilva, tindora, raw banana, and the green peas with a glass (240ml) of water and salt to taste. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and turn off the flame. Allow the pressure to release naturally. 

  8. Bake cabbage in a preheated oven, at 375 degrees fahrenheit for 10 minutes or till done. You can steam it as well.

  9. Bake filled eggplants for about 10-15 minutes in oven at 375 degrees fahrenheit. 

  10. Now take a large kadai or saucepan and add all the vegetables, except the eggplants  and mix well. Adjust water only if required.

  11. Add in the steamed muthia and eggplants and give a quick and careful mix. Garnish it with coriander leaves.

  12. Serve Gujarati Undhiyu along with Gujarati Puran Poli RecipeGujarati Kadhi Recipe - Sweet And Spicy Gujarati Kadhi and some steamed rice  and finish the meal with a dessert of Golpapdi Recipe.

Oil Free Gujarati Undhiyu Recipe - No Onion No Garlic is part of the Recipe Contest: Lost Recipes From Ancestral Kitchens

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Last Modified On Monday, 02 July 2018 13:35
     
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