20 Best Dishes Of Gujarat

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Locally known as the Jewel of Western India, this state has the longest seashore compared to any other region. It was the center of Indus Valley Civilization and is a home to 17 ports. Gujarat is in the Forbes’ list for the third fastest growing city, Ahmedabad. It has a maximum number of vegetarian people with the largest grass roots refinery in Jamnagar. Also, it is a key player of diamond export business. The first Pizza Hut was inaugurated in Ahmedabad. Gujarat, fortunately, has an inexhaustible list of the vegetarian cuisines that are straight away served from the stove into your lap. So, let’s have a look at some of the best dishes of this beautiful place.

1 Dabeli

Double Roti or Kutchi dabeli or Dabeli has originated in Kutch region of Gujarat. It is a great snack. It is made from the potatoes (boiled, peeled, and mashed), onion, a little spice, cumin, and asafoetida. Moreover, the chefs enhance its flavor by adding lemon juice, cream, and pomegranate seeds. It will give a kick start to your taste buds. It is an essential part of Gujarat cuisine. It is also the best street food all over Gujarat.

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2 Dhokla

It is a vegetarian food item, made with fermented batter derived from split chickpeas and rice. It can be eaten as brunch, as a side dish, or as a dinner dish. Its main ingredients are rice and chickpeas. It is the easiest and a speedy meal for a lazy day. It is a soft spongy cube like dish. It is an essential part of Gujarat cuisines. It is also the best street food all over Gujarat.

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3 Fafda

This crunchy snack is synonymous with Gujarat. Made from chickpea flour, it has its combination with Jalebi, or chutney and is the best breakfast for Gujarati people. It has the curious way of bringing the smile on any foodie’s face. Also served with fried chilies, it adds rice platter to the already gastronomic delights.

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4 Handwa Or Handwo

It is cooked with the help of rice, lentils, yogurt, urad or chana dal, and spices. It makes a happy combination when paired with tea. It is the easiest and speedy meal for a lazy day. When garnished with grated coconut, it makes the satisfying meal. It is also the most famous vegetarian meal served during the festive season. It has thousands of variations, and it depends upon from region to region.

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5 Khakra

Khakra is made up of wheat flour, meat bean, and oil. It makes a happy combination when paired with tea. It makes the satisfying meal; it is the easiest and speedy meal for breakfast. It is also the most famous Jain vegetarian meal served during breakfast. They are thin crackers type dish.

khakra

6 Kadhi

All of us have had Rajasthani Kadi from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra. But this Gujarati dish has spicy and pungent taste, and it goes well with rice. Made from chickpea flour, yogurt, salt, and sugar, this is one of the authentic recipes of Gujarat.

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7 Khandvi

It is a great snack food. Made from the gram flour, turmeric powder, yogurtonion, little spice, cumin, and asafetida. Moreover, the chefs enhance its flavor by adding the whole lemon juice. It will give a kick start to your taste buds. It is an essential part of Gujarat snack. It is also the best food for kids.

khandvi

8 Thepla

It is a wheat flour roti that is a great picnic or travel food. It is made from flat- bread, spices, fenugreek leaves, and wheat flour. Thepla is regarded as the best breakfast or snack recipe. Its secret lies in making the perfect dough.

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9 Lilva Kachori

Stuffed with Pigeon peas or urad dal, it is of the finest cuisine to be listed in the breakfast. This spicy dish with hot serving masala tea will give you the goosebumps as well as with the energy to travel every corner of this sweet place. It has its origin in Gujarat. This glorious delicacy is deep fried with stuffed with onion filling.

lilva-kachori

10 Undhiyu

Undhiyu is made from surtipapdi, methi, bananas, coconut, potatoes, and brinjal. Served in earthen pots, this mixed vegetable dish is the specialty of Surat. It has its name derived from matlu and undhu meaning earthen pot and upside down respectively.

undhiyu

11 Papdi-No-Lot

Also known as Khichu, it is best vegetarian street food. It is the easiest and speedy meal for a lazy day. When garnished with red chilies, it makes the satisfying meal. It is the vegetarian meal served during the festive season of Navratri. It is best served in winter.

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12 Sev-Khamni

It has its origin from Surat. It is popular Gujarati snack, made from Dhokla, lentils. It is tangy, sweet and juicy. Regarded as the best street food, this is just a proper go-to snack that will satiate your taste buds as well as the stomach. This crispy delicacy is so delectable that you will be bound to become the regular customer of this appetizer. It is one of the best snacks of all the time.

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13 Patra

Made from colocasia leaves and gram flour, they are best snacks of Gujarat. Stuffed with tamarind, spices, rice flour, it is also known as AluVadi or Patrode. This glorious delicacy is deep fried with stuffed with onion filling.

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14 Chorafali

Also known as Chorafali Fafda, it is Gujarati festival snack especially on Diwali and Vijayadashami. The combination of urad flour and chickpea gives this gluten free crispy vegan dish an awesome taste. It is best summer vacation dish also.

chorafali

15 Ghugra

It is an authentic Diwali dish of Gujarat state. It is a fried dessert filled with dry fruits and coconut.It is a crescent-shaped pastry which is a mixture of sugar and solidified milk. It has decorated edge. It is very yummy and is a famous street food of Jamnagar.

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16 Methi-Na-Gota

Commonly known as Methi Pakode, it is the best tea time snack of Gujarat during winter or rainy season. Made with fenugreek leaves, and besan, it tastes really good with sauce or masala tea.

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17 Locho

It has its origin from Surat. Made from Gram Flour, it is a steamed Gujarati dish. It is an irregular shape like dumplings which has its name derived from loose Consistency. It is cooked with the help of chana dal, green chilies, poha, oil, and ginger.

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18 Mohanthal

Stuffed with dried fruits, this is traditional Gujarat and Rajasthan dish. It is the best delicacy and loved by all. It has its origin from the festival of Gujarat and Rajasthan only. It’s sublime attribute of dissolving in the mouth in a blink of time give it the not-so-ordinary term in the food dictionary. It is easy to cook and is a light food that makes all your worries and troubles vanish.

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19 Sev-Tamata-Nu-Shaak

It is a sour and sweet tomato curry prepared with sev, tomato, curry spices, and onion. Served well with theples or roti, it is best for lazy days as it hardly takes 20 minutes to be served.

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20 Gathiya

It is Gujarati snack. The combination of gram flour, red chili powder, and besangives this crispy vegan dish an awesome taste. It is best summer vacation dish also.

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