Nirmala March 26, 2023

1. Jalebi :

Jalebi is a sweet popular in countries of the Indian Subcontinent such as India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa, like Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria. As well as several East African countries such as Zanzibar, Comoros and Mayotte. It is made by deep-frying a wheat flour (maida flour) batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. They are particularly popular in the subcontinent during Ramadan and Diwali.

2. Vegetable Handva :

Vegetable Handva or Handvo is a Gujarati dish. It is a vegetable dish which is based on gram flour (called Besan in Hindi and Urdu) and contains vegetables like peas, cabbage, and also includes Garam masala. It is often eaten with Pickle or tea.

3. Khaman :

Khaman is a savory steamed cake made from gram flour. It is very soft, fluffy and spongy in texture. It is perfect as a snack for any time of the day or side farsaan with your meal.This is instant version of it. It will be ready in only 20 minutes. And secret ingredient is eno fruit salt. Traditionally batter is prepared 10-12 hours in advance.It has combination of sweet (from sugar), spicy (from chopped and sliced chilies) and sour (from citric acid or lemon juice) tastes.

4. Locho :

Cook with less oil, steam baked, served with spicy desi chutney, chilly and sev famous and special Gujarati traditional street food surti locho is out of the world. Prepare it for breakfast or supper or whenever you like eating.

5. Sev Mamra :

Sev Mamra (mumra) is an Indian snack. It is a mixture of spicy dry ingredients such as puffed rice, savoury noodles (sev) and peanuts. It is a very light yet healthy dish.Regional variation of the snack varies by adding capsicum, onions, or pickled mangos.It is available in most parts of India, though it is known by different names in different regions.

6. Methi na Gota :

At this time of winter, it is pleasure to have hot Methi gota with a fried chili and cup of tea. It is very popular snack from Gujarat. You will find these methi pakoda in every shop which sells snacks aka Farsan in Gujarat. Apart from winter, it tastes best in monsoon. When its raining, you will see a big crowd at stalls.methi na gota or methi pakora is a gujarati deep fried snack. basically these are fritters made with besan/gram flour and fenugreek leaves. they are usually served as a snack during tea time.i have had methi na gota many times while living in mumbai. whenever we would buy mix pakora platter from the gujarati snack shops, they would also add methi na gota in the pakora mix. the texture used to be so soft and spongy, unlike the onion pakora or aloo pakora that used to be there in the platter

7. Pooda :

Hope you are having a blessed day and wish you a fantastic year ahead! This week s recipe is for Fenugreek Pancakes, Gujarati style.In Gujarat, they are also known as Methi ni Bhaaji na Pooda and they taste absolutely delicious! Methi ni bhaaji means fenugreek and pooda means pancakes. I remember eating them for as long as I have been around from my childhood days in Zambia all the way right up to the present day and they have never failed to disappoint.