10 Best Gujarati Dishes that you Must Try at Least Once


Food is unique to every region with each having quite a  variety. Tasting them is easy with Behrouz Biryani coupons. Among the various cuisines that present different cultures, food of Gujarat is very popular, especially for it’s mouth-watering desserts.

The use of spices in Gujrati cuisine stands out with the cuisine being mostly vegetarian. The combination of sweet and sour flavours adds a unique touch to Gujrati food with the focus on high nutritional values.

1. Khandvi

Khandvi is one of the most loved snacks in the region. It is also popular as Patuli or Dahivadi. Khandvi is made with gram flour and yoghurt. The snack is also popular in Maharashtra. It is best served with coconut chutney. Khandvi is made using less oil. The popular Gujarati snack is really soft and melts in your mouth.

Calories count: 267

Ingredients: Gram Flour, Ginger, Salt, Buttermilk, mustard seeds, asafoetida, grated coconut, and coriander leaves

Cooking time: 15 - 20 minutes

2. Undhiyu

The mixed vegetable dish is a regional speciality of Surat. Undhiyu is cooked underground in an earthen pot. The veggies used include purple yam, sweet potatoes, brinjals, raw bananas, ivy gourds, chickpeas, and pigeon peas. Because of its slow cooking style, Undhiyu is a dish for special occasions and festivals. It is best served with puri.

Ingredients: Gram flour, carom seeds, yam, lemon juice, turmeric powder, raw bananas, wheat flour, asafoetida, and toor daal.

Calories count: 645

Cooking time: 1 hour

3.  Fafda

Fafda is a popular tea time snack of Gujrati people. Fafda is best served with chutney and fried green chillies. It is easy to make snack most loved in the monsoon season. It is made with gram flour, green moong dal flour, urad dal flour. Baking powder, chilli powder and salt are also used in the preparation of fafda.

Ingredients: Gram flour, urad dal flour, chilli powder, mong dal flour, baking powder, refined oil, and salt.

Calories count: 482

Cooking time: 30 - 45 minutes

4. Thepla

It is a sumptuous breakfast snack in Gujrat. The soft Indian flatbread is prepared with some easily available ingredients. Thepla is made of methi or palak, Amarnath and radish. Thepla is enjoyed with fresh curd or pickles. Methi can be replaced with grated bottle gourd or radish to make different variants of thepla.

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, gram flour, fenugreek leaves, yoghurt, and green chilli. 

Calorie count: 189

Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes

5. Dhokla

Dhokla is made of Gram flour. This dish is a combination of a sweet and salty taste. It is garnished with coconut and coriander. Dhokla is enjoyed with green or red chutney. Rawa dhokla and khatta dhokla are other forms of this popular Gujarati dish. Dhokla can be served for breakfast or as a light snack in the evening. It is one of the most popular Gujarati snacks loved across the country.

Ingredients: Gram flour, citric acid, sugar, salt, turmeric, and baking powder. ‘

Calorie count: 136

Cooking time: 15 - 20 minutes

6. Khakhra

The crispy, spicy, and delicious Khakhra is the perfect morning snack. It is made with chickpea flour, whole wheat and veggies. Khakhra is super thin cooked on a Tava. As a variation, Jowar or bajra flour is used to make delicious Khakhra. Khakhras have a long shelf life if kept in an air-tight container.  Khakhra is also a part of the Rajasthani cuisines of western India. 

Ingredients: Gram flour, wholemeal flour, asafoetida, cumin seeds, low feet milk, refined oil and salt.

Calorie count: 146

Cooking time: 30 minutes

7. Dal Dhokli

The traditional dish of Gujrati cuisine is prepared with dals and wheat flour. Dal Dhokli is stomach filling and can carry the entire meal on its own. The chapati is cut into small pieces of the desired shape for Dhoklis. The soft textured Dhokli is submerged in a semi-thick dal. Dal Dhokli can also be served as a main dish for lunch or dinner with rice. The lip-smacking dish is one of the best options for festivals and special occasions.

Ingredients: Moong dal, Curry leaves, Cumin seeds, wheat flour, coriander powder, and garam masala.

Calorie count: 234

Cooking time: 25 to 30 minutes

8. Patra

Colocasia (Arbi) is the main ingredient of this scrumptious Gujrati dish. Patra has the goodness of gram flour, ginger, chillies, and a melange of spices. It can be served with a chutney of your choice.  The crispy and tangy Patra is also served with hot tea. This classical Gurati dish is a combination of sweet and sour flavours. Patra is a powerhouse of nutrients.

Ingredients Gram flour (besan), ginger paste, colocasia, jaggery, mustard seeds, tamarind paste, and green chilli.

Calorie count: 128

Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes

9. Sev Tamatar Nu Shaak

This Gurati dish is served in the main course. First, a puree of tomatoes and onions is made when the puree is ready the Sev is dipped into it. It is best served with Bhajra roti. Sev is crisply fried gram flour vermicelli. Sev Tamatar nu Shaak can also be served with thepla or paratha. It is tangy and sweet at the same time.

Ingredients: Chopped tomatoes, garlic paste, green chilli, sugar, coriander leaves, cumin seeds, onions, and cooking oil.

Calorie count: 307

Cooking time: 10-15 minutes

10. Khaman

Khaman is very similar to the popular Dhokla. Khaman Dhokla is prepared using gram flour. It is a breakfast dish that is light and also easy to make. Khaman is best enjoyed with pan-fried green chillies. Khaman Dhokla is yellowish in colour.  It is also a dish that is a combination of sweet and sour flavours.

Ingredients: Ingredients: Gram flour, lemon juice, coconut powder, mustard seeds, sugar, salt, cooking oil, and green chillies.

Cooking time: 15 - 30 minutes

Calories: 266

Gujarati food is loaded with an immense variety that is the epitome of deliciousness. Here in this post, we have mentioned some of the tops picks that you must try at least once. The popularity of Gujrati food also makes it easily available online. You can order delicious Gujrati cuisines with Food offers online.

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