Gujarati food is one of the oldest and tastiest food of India. Mainly there dishes are Vegetarian but there unique cooking makes it mouth-watering. Here we brings 5 best Gujarati food you need to taste if you are In Gujarat or planning a holiday to Gujarat. Among Taste the best city in Gujarat is Vadodara the cultural capital of Gujarat it is the third major city of Gujarat after Ahmedabad and Surat. The street foods of Gujarat is much more hygenic than rest of the states.
1) Gujarati Thali
Gujarati Thali is one of the famous Food of Gujarat. It is an assortment of dishes arranged as a platter for lunch or dinner in restaurants and homes, mostly in Gujarat and places with Gujarati diaspora. “Thali” literally means “a full plate meal”.
The Gujarati Thali consists of various dishes like ringana methi nu shak. Gujarati khatti mithi daal, undhiyu (mixed vegetable prepared with spinach paste), bhindi sambhariya (ladyfingers curry), aloo rasila (potato and tomato thin curry), steamed basmati rice, badshahi khichdi, Rotii, methi na thepla and bhakhri with kachumber salad along with various types of chutneys.
Gujarati thali prepared in Gujarati households has at least three fresh vegetable dishes, one dry dal or some sprouted pulses dish (ugaadayla mung, for instance), a wet dal, kadhi, kathor (a savoury), mithai, poori, rotis, steamed rice, chaash and papad.
Kathiawadi Thali is a variation of Gujarati Thali
2) Sev Usal
Sev Usal is one of the known cuisines in the western part of India. Specifically, it is special street food in Vadodara, Gujarat which is one of the major city after Ahmedabad and Surat in Gujarat state.
Recipe: 1.Onion & tomato ki Tikki Chutney Recipe: Take 3tbsp of oil & add 1tbsp onion puree. saute onions till it leaves the oil.after that add 1tbsp of tomato puree and saute it for few seconds.add 1tbsp ginger garlic paste, 2tbsp red chilly powder(as per your taste),1/2tbsp coriander powder, salt as per taste and saute all for few seconds and your teekhi chutney is ready.
3) Fafda Jalebi
Fafda are spicy and crunchy which is made of chickpea consists of long strips of dough which have been deep fried and Jalebi are sweet, tangy and soft fried sweet dipped in sugar. This sweet-salty combination is traditionally served during Dussera as a breakfast and is a favorite street food in Gujarat. You can find Fafda combination with Jalebi in every street corner of Gujarat.
Khandvi, also known as Suralichi Vadi, is a savory snack in Maharashtrian cuisine as well as in Gujarati cuisine of India. It consists of yellowish, tightly rolled bite-sized pieces and is primarily made of gram flour and yogurt.
Khandvi is readily available across India and is commonly eaten as an appetizer or snack. Many people choose to buy it from local shops rather than preparing it at home. It is sometimes served with garlic chutney.
Khandvi is usually prepared from a batter of gram flour and yogurt seasoned with ginger paste, salt, water, turmeric, and sometimes green chili peppers. The batter is cooked down to a thick paste and then spread thinly on a flat surface. Khandvis are then rolled up tightly into 2–3 cm (1 inch) pieces. Khandvi is generally bite-size. It can also be seasoned with spices and condiments, such as grated cheese, chutney, or ketchup. It can be served hot or cold.
Dhokla is a vegetarian food item that originates from the Indian state of Gujarat. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as a main course, as a side dish, or as a snack. Dhokla is very similar to Khaman, however Dhokla is made of batter derived from rice gram and is white in color, whereas Khaman is typically made from Chickpeas gram and looks yellow in color. Khaman has become widly popular outside Gujarat but is misunderstood or incorrectly known as Dhokla.