This wheat flour based sweet is easier to prepare than any of the other traditional gujarati sweets. Since it does not have too much ghee and is trouble-free to prepare, you can even make it often as an evening snack. Remember to grate the jaggery thinly to avoid lumps. In the winters, you can also add edible gum (gaund) to this recipe as done in many states of gujarat.
Batata vada is another gujarati dish that has broken all geographical and cultural barriers to become world-famous! nothing but crisp potato fritters encased in a gram flour batter, these are enjoyed occasionally by all… while some even go a step ahead and make it a part of their weekly or even daily routine! for such people who want to keep relishing batata vadas frequently, try cooking it on a tava instead of deep-frying without compromising on the taste.
This dish is also called sukhadi in some parts of Gujarat. This is a version of Golpapdi, that is served warm and not cut into the traditional diamond shaped cubes. The trick to making this version is to add the gur after the wheat and ghee mixture has cooled to a comfortable temperature and yet allows the gur to melt and caramelize thus giving it a characteristic
Come summer and gujaratis delve full-swing into making a variety of pickles using raw mangoes. This is one such famous recipe from the prosperous heartlands of india. In fact, any serving of snacks during the summer would be lacking in punch without this tangy accompaniment. It can even be made in bulk and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Like all traditional bhajias, kand na bhajia is also made by deep-frying thin slices of purple yam dipped in a gram flour batter. However, the coriander seeds, sesame seeds and the freshly-ground pepper powder that are added just before frying give it an edge over its counterparts! serve this on a rainy day, accompanied by a cup of piping hot tea or coffee to enhance the experience.
As the name suggests, this kadhi recipe hails from the bhatia community. It is a sweet and sour version made with cooked toovar dal water, curds and vegetables. This interesting combination of ingredients makes all the difference—be it in terms of taste or aroma. You can even add sliced potatoes to this recipe.
Moong dal dumplings cooked in a traditional gujarati curd mixture, dapka kadhi served with rotlas, green chillies and garlic chutney is a sumptuous and satiating meal worth a million dollars! when making this dish, ensure that the dapka batter is sufficiently thick. First drop one dapka into the kadhi—if it floats up, it means it is perfect, and you can proceed with the rest. Else, adjust the batter by adding besan, or cook the dapkas in a microwave oven before adding to the kadhi.