Nirmala January 12, 2018

1. Muthia :

Muthia is an example of Indian food. The name is derived from the way it is made, from the gripping action of the hand. It resembles sausage, but is a vegan dish. It is made up of Chickpea flour, Methi (Fenugreek), Salt, Turmeric, Chili powder, and an optional bonding agent/sweetener such as sugar and oil. It is a very good staple of Gujaratis. This dish is supposed to be good for keeping bowel movement regular, because it includes fenugreek. This dish can be eaten steamed or fried (after steaming); it is equally tasty either way. The following link gives information about preparation of this dish.This item is known as Vaataa in Charotar area located in Central Gujarat. Other varieties are made by using coarse flour of wheat and leafy vegetables such as amaranth, spinach, Luni or grated bottle gourd or peel of bitter gourd(karela) After steamed, they are tempered with sesame seeds and mustered seeds. Very yummy.

2. Ghanthia :

I like gathiya or gathia/ghatia/ghatiya whatever we might call it then normal sev or ompodi. In gathiya we use lots of pepper and carom seeds unlike in sev where red chilli powder is used. Gathia can be confused with kara sev but both differ in taste and texture. Gathiya has puffy texture, light weighted and soft to bite compare to Sev (Kara Sev). It is also mild in taste and flavor which makes it quite addictive. I actually like more of lamba gathiya or its also called pata or fafda gathia but for that we need papad khar which I dont have with me.

3. Khakhra :

Originating from the state of Gujarat, as part of Gujarati cuisine in India, Khakharas are thin crackers made from mat bean and wheat flour and oil. It is served usually during breakfast. khakhras are uniquely hand-made and roasted to provide a delicious, crunchy and healthy snack enjoyed with a selection of pickles and chutneys.

4. Moong Daal :

The use of whole green gram or moong is very common in day-to-day gujarati fare. Khatta moong is a lovely recipe that features cooked moong simmered with curds and spices. The use of curds bestows a unique, sumptuous feel to this recipe. Garlic-lovers can even add a little garlic paste to add a whole new dimension to this item.

5. Lilva Kachori :

Mix all the ingredients for kachori in a bowl and rub the flour betwen palms so that ghee is mixed well with flour.Kneed a soft dough using warm water. Cover the dough with wet cotton cloth and keep aside for 15 – 20 minutes. Wash pigeon peas and grind to a smooth paste using little water at a time.

6. Murukku :

Murukku savory crunchy twists made from rice and urad dal flour. Murukku is a verb in Tamil language means twisted.Manaparai Murukku – The town Manapparai in Tamil Nadu is particularly known for its tastier murukkus. Murukku is made in many varieties as a traditional treat for festivals such as Diwali and Krishna Janmashtami. Tamil nadu government applied for geographical indication tag for Manapparai Murukku along with Thanjavur veena and Madurai malli (jasmine). Kai Murukku are often served on special occasions within Iyer (Tamil Brahmin) families. Murukku is famous not only in Tamil nadu and Indian subcontinent but also in other Tamil diaspora like Sri Lanka, Singapore and Malaysia. Its Malay name is rotan gulung goreng, although even in that language it is far better known as murukku.

7. Sutarfeni :

Sutarfeni is a tasty sweet and peeling Indian dessert, Sutarfeni is very popular items in all our Gujarat and people can serve these sweet items in all festivals. Your guests will be impressed by you if you serve them this fine and delicate sweet. There are many varieties of sutarfeni like Gulab Sutarfeni, Kesar Sutarfeni and Dry Fruits Sutarfeni.Sutarfeni is mainly made during festivals. This is yummy in taste and can be prepared very easily. It is useful to all Ingredients for making Sutarfeni like sugar, water, and margarine. It also includes finely ground powder that is made from powdered pistachios, saffron (kesar) strands, powdered almonds (badam) and cardamom powder. After the sugar syrup is done and cooled, the katafi is covered with a damp cloth or paper towel. You can try out preparing yourself at home.