Gujarati cuisine is among the oldest Indian culinary treasures and it is fundamentally vegetarian. It is all about a vast range of vegetarian dishes and all of them are involved in their different cooking styles. Various types of farsans, chutneys, pickles, and foods have high nutritional value.
However, the best part of Gujarati food is the creativity of the utilization of regular vegetables and mild spices. It is all about an elegant combination of flavours and you can feel the sweet notes in a dominating role, such as the popular Gujarati Kadhi.
The coastal climate of Gujarat is mainly dry and hot. For that reason, the utilization of sugar, lemon, and tomatoes are very common because these ingredients help to maintain the hydration in the body. Another unique feature of Gujarati food is its mind-blowing amalgamation of sweet and sour flavours.
In big business houses, a classical Gujarati meal is served on a beautiful silver platter and it features an elaborate affair of rotis, kadhi/dal, shaak or sabzi, rice accompanied with homemade pickles to satisfy your taste buds. The important ingredients like sesame seed, gram flour or besan, lentils, and yogurt is another attribute that brings uniqueness in Gujarati dishes.
Let’s discuss some of the most popular Gujarati dishes one by one:
Instant Khaman Dhokla: Probably you know that khaman is fluffy and soft, slightly tangy-sweet and a delightful snack for all time in a day. Khamandhokla (or only khaman) is a delicious steamed cake of savouryflavour prepared from besan or gram flour.
Khaman is a great and healthy vegan snack option. While preparing, you can skip asafoetida in the batter. Khamandhokla makes a great accompaniment with some coriander or mint chutney or raw papaya chutney.
Some other types of dhoklas are Rasiadhokla, Rawadhokla, Khandhavidhokla, Khattadhokla, Toor dal dhokla, Sandwich dhokla, Mixed dal dhokla, Cheese dhokla, etc. To learn dhokla recipe in marathi, you can take help of a recipe website.
MethiThepla: Methithepla are tasty flatbreads prepared from gram flour, whole-wheat flour, and most importantly fresh fenugreek leaves. You can munch Methithepla anytime a day.
Methithepla are healthy as well as light and they make a good snack for kids, who don’t eat greens particularly fenugreek and in such way, you can include some greens in their diet. Accompanied with fenugreek, you can add spinach the dough. Two other popular thepla variations are laukithepla and moolithepla. Methithepla goes well with a lemon or mango pickle or with plain yogurt.
Khandvi: It is smooth, melt-in-the-mouth, seasoned, and spiced gram flour rolls. It is a healthy yet delicious snack from the cuisine of Gujarat. Khandvi can be garnished with coriander leaves and some more coconut (if you want). You can accompany Khandvi with coriander mint chutney or coriander chutney.
Some other prominent Gujarati preparations are Dabeli, methimuthia, Gujarati kadhi, basundi, shrikhand, aamchunda, Gujarati Surati dal etc. You can make these recipes by following proper guidance from the internet resources.