Gujarati dishes are burst of colours, various flatbreads, salty snacks, and delicious desserts. Gujarat is an ultimate part of India which is not only famous for its variety of food but it is also famous for the way of living. Gujarati food is not only enjoyed in India but also outside the country.
Let’s introduce you to the most delectable Gujarati dishes that are favourite of Gujarati people:
One of the most famous Gujarati food, Dhokla is frequently consumed in Gujarati Dish in the world. One can have it anytime as a kind of light food. This is a spongy dish made of fermented rice and chickpeas and it is best consumed with Green Chutney.
A sweet and delicious cake, Handvo gives depth of flavours and creativity to Gujarati Cuisine. The vegetable cake has the ingredients of bottle gourd, crushed peanuts, and sometimes other vegetables can be added for taste.
Soft and delightful, Khandvi is one of the most likeable Gujarati breakfast dishes. The dish is a perfect combination of sweet and salt. The important ingredients are gram flour, salt, and sugar. The Marathi name of this dish is Suralichya Vadya.
A tasty dry snack, Gathiya is a deep fried snack made of chickpea flour. After preparation, it doesn’t remain crispy but soft. Though the dish is salty in taste a sweet version of this snack is Mitha Gathiya and it is often consumed in breakfast.
Originated from Surat, Undhiyu has a unique flavour and taste. This is a tasty mix vegetable dish that is cooked upside down underground in a soil-made pot. A perfect seasonal dish, Undhiyu can be tasted in the month of January when the kite festival comes in Gujarat.
A very common food in Gujarat, Thepla is a flatbread that can be prepared in multiple variations like with fenugreek leaves. Wheat flour, or cumin seeds. Curds and chunda can be taken as add-on dishes with these flatbreads.
Commonly consumed by Gujaratis, Khichdi is declared as a national food by the government. This is a dish which is nutritious with its contents and healthy in flavours. This is a combination of rice, cereals, vegetables, and ghee. It can be consumed with curd or buttermilk.
Comes from the Kutch region of Gujarat, Dabeli is a popular Gujarati cuisine snack that is quite similar to Vada Pav in terms of its ingredients. The numbers say that approx 20 lakh Dabelis are consumed every day in Kutch. Mashed potatoes are filled in a bread bun and that’s how the dish is made.
This is not the dish that is made of special ingredients. It is a combination of usually consumed papad and Jalebi. The crunchy fafda is made of gram flour, carom seeds, and turmeric. And Jalebi is made of maida flour prepared in a pretzel.
Farsan is a salty snack dish which comes under Gujarati and Rajasthani cuisine. Farsan is a dish that is usually served with tea in both the states. The snacks can be stored for a long time. Gujarati farsan offers different varieties of snacks and some of the famous are; Chivda, Chakli, Bhajiya, Khandvi, Mathiya, and Aloo Sev.
Very similar to Dhokla, Khaman is a spongy dish prepared with ground chana dal and chana flour. One can differentiate Khaman from Dhokla with its fluffier touch which comes from a higher quantity of soda added.
The cuisine of Gujarat is incomplete without sweet dishes and Mohanthal is one of the favourites among Gujarati People. The dish is made in all regions of Gujarat with its authentic composition like saffron, cardamom, almonds, and pistachios.
This is another Gujarati food originated in Surat, Locho is kind of Farsan made of wheat flour. Favourite of Gujarati people, Locho is a salty dish that can be seasoned with butter, coriander, sev, spices, and onion.
A gravy dish made of boiled wheat flour noodles in pigeon pea stew is the signature dish of Gujarati people. The dish can be consumed at any time during the day.
There is a huge variety of flatbreads in Gujarati cuisine. This dish is a popular Jain cuisine made of mat bean, wheat flour, and oil. Gujaratis use it as a common household for their morning breakfast.
Made of milk, this Gujarati dish is well-known for making multiple sweet dishes. This is itself a dish which is made up of boiled condensed milk and it can be served in different flavours like custard apple and grape.
Whenever you book Gujarat tour package, don’t forget to taste all these Gujarati dishes which are very close to the heart of Gujaratis.