Sheetal Bhatt

I am Sheetal Bhatt, a development professional turned home baker and now a food blogger at theroute2roots.com. The food philosophy I practice is the one I have grown up with - ‘less is more’ and ‘we are what we eat’ and foods cooked at home were reflection of the same as well - simple, fresh and wholesome. Simple, earthy and soulful foods have always appealed me and some of the best foods I have had are ones at the homes of the communities I worked with in rural Gujarat. ‘theroute2roots’ is our effort to explore, celebrate and document the native food and craft traditions, particularly of Gujarat, the state we belong to. The need to photograph my bakes and the food I cooked for the blog also introduced me to the world of food photography, the craft that I am self-learning. Along with food blogging and learning food photography I continue to work as a freelance development consultant.

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Recipes and Articles by Sheetal Bhatt

Gujarati Kadhi With Milk And Mint Recipe

Saturday, 22 April 2017 00:19

Kadhi is very popular when it comes to Gujarati cuisine. Considered to be light and refreshing, it is a permanent fixture on the menu during festive meals, special occasions and celebrations. If I had to describe this Kadhi in one sentence it would be 'Gujarati Kadhi, malai maarke’. It is rich in flavour ...

Kanda Keri Nu Kachumber Recipe- Instant Mango Pickle

Sunday, 29 May 2016 10:07

Kanda Keri Nu Kachumber is a classic raw mango and onion relish made the Gujarati way-sweet and sour. It also happens to be one the most favoured summer condiment. Kachumber in Gujarati means salsa or relish. In most regions of Gujarat, a simple green salad is also termed as Kachumber. The presence ...

Pyaaz Curry Patta Chaach Recipe - Onion And Curry Leaves Spiced Buttermilk

Tuesday, 17 May 2016 00:12

Consuming onion is considered to be a natural remedy to protect against heat stroke, mix it with our good old chaach/buttermilk and its a match made in heaven to fight the heat stroke. The addition of curry leaves/ curry pattain this Pyaaz Curry Patta Chaach Recipe lends just the right notes ...

Published in Indian Drink Recipes

No Bake Fudge Brownies Recipe

Saturday, 19 March 2016 00:45

With the summer approaching we all would be eager to find ways to reduce our time in the kitchen. No Bake Fudge Brownies are quick to make with absolutely no baking required. The oven takes a break here and the refrigerator does all the work. They become an ideal dessert during the summers when one is ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Vatana Bateta Na Rotla Recipe - Gujarati Peas and Potato Roti

Sunday, 28 February 2016 00:09

Vatana Bateta Na Rotla Recipe is one of those popular Gujarati snacks.  This rotla includes green peas and potatoes, that adds to the flavour and texture, and definitely make sit a lot more healthier.   The Rotla can be an ideal tea time snack or a light meal for dinner. Rotla in Gujarati ...

Gujarati Wadi Pulao Recipe

Thursday, 24 December 2015 00:41

The sun dried lentil dumplings are called Wadi in Gujarat. In size and shape they are quite dainty compared to their Punjabi counterparts the Mangodi. The widely used Wadi in Gujarat are the ones made of Chana Dal (white eyed bean dal) followed by green mung dal and yellow mung dal, supplementing the ...

Gujarati Kachariyu Recipe - Spiced Sesame And Coconut Ladoos

Friday, 11 December 2015 00:32

Gujarati Kachariyu Recipe is a traditional spiced sesame and coconut ladoo filled with dates and figs. Preparation of Kachariyu is a winter time tradition in Gujarati households, when they get into the rituals of preparing warm/heat-inducing foods to cope with bitter weather outdoors. They usually incporporate ...

     
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