Gujarat day, celebrated on May 1, is also known as Gujarat Sthapana. On May 1, in 1960, Bombay presidency was dissolved which led to the formation of Gujarat state. The day is celebrated with joy and one of the best part of the celebrations has to be the Gujarati food.
Gujarati dishes are primarily vegetarian and are nutritious as well. Well, Gujarat Day is over, however, that doesn't mean you can't have a taste of Gujarati cuisine. Here are some of the best lip smacking Gujarati dishes-
This much loved Gujarati delicacy is made of gram flour. It is usually served at tea time and is garnished with coconut, mustard seeds and curry leaves.
This is the favourite dessert of both, Gujarati and Marathi people. This is served in the temple during the pooja as a prasad and during the festivals too. It is also known as 'Matho' and it is a simple sweet dish made of flavoured and sweet curd with a topping of kesar and elaichi.
It is fried and crispy besan, flavoured with salt, ajwain and haldi. It can be enjoyed with either fried green chilli and chutney or with Jalebi.
This samosa is crispy and stuffed with mashed potato, peas and the basic Indian masala and sauteed with lime and sugar. This food is not only famous in Gujarat but also in the northern part of the country.
It is a mixed vegetable dish which is made up of brinjals, coconut, potatoes, bananas, and methi and it is made up in the earthen pot and served with Bajra roti and pooris too.
Aam Shrikhand with mango salad
This dessert is one of the best desserts served in the summer with mango and hung curd. It is a creamy and delicious sweet dish which everyone should try. The simple four-ingredient dish requires hung curd, chopped mango, mango puree, kesar and elaichi.
If there is a mention of Gujarati food, the conversation cannot end without the mention of Dhokla. It is a quick recipe which you can make in 30 minutes and is quite healthy too as it is made of gram flour. It is served with chilli and chutney, also soaked in sweet and tangy water.
Also known as varan phal or Chakolya, people from Gujarat and Rajasthan love this dish. This is a spicy whole wheat dumpling which is simmered in a curry with Tuvar dal, peanut, turmeric and garlic too.