has a unique food culture which is reflected in
the proverbs like – ‘Surat
nu Jaman Te Kashi nu Maran’
means fortunate is
the man who can dine in Surat and die in Kashi!
Popular gujarati recipes with the strange names
like locho, ghotalo etc. are
slang used in a Surati's day to day life.
A Surati House wife generally
takes a great joy and pride in preparing the
gujarati recipies. In Gujarat the recipe is also
called Gujarati Rasoi. It has been found that
the food prepared on routine basis even involve
the neighborhood ladies and the final
preparation is shared to the families of the
research is done on the taste buds of the people
of Surat, it would surely give some high
numbers. That's why even the foreign food has
been extremely welcomed by the people of Surat.
Its a common saying in Surat that if you don't
have any occupation start a food laury and you
will definitely get customers. Not only people
love to prepare recipes at home, but they do
love to eat outside on Road side and
Restaurants. If you are new in Surat and move
out on a Sunday Eve, you might get a feeling
that the city is in Panic mode. So next time you
come to Surat, don't miss out the taste of the
road side lauries and restaurants.
How to make
- prepare gujarati recipes
Look at the Left Menu for various Gujarati
Cooking Recipe. You can compile all to make one
Gujarati Cook Book.
cuisine is unlike any other Indian
cuisine. Almost strictly vegetarian, it
is traditionally served on silver
platters to the accompaniment of rice
and a variety of wheat breads.
the state of Gujarat has absorbed many
foreign influences over the years, the
basic tastes in food have remained the
same. There are few people who do not
relish Gujarati savouries - crisp spicy
which can be bought in wayside stalls.
The famous Gujarati thali served at
weddings consists of
of various gujarati food recipe
sweetmeats and a variety of sweet and
sour chutneys and pickles. This harmony
is derived from the mixing of the sweet
with the salty is what makes the cooking
of this state different from the rest.
Geographically Gujarat can be divided
into four regions and because of the
climactic differences; there are slight
variations in eating habits and modes of
is popular for its traditional Gujarati
thali consisting of rice,
dal, curry, vegetables,
sprouted beans, farsan,
chutney and raita.
Food is usually non spicy and oil is used
sparingly. Farsans are of
various varieties such as
It is surprising to know that Saurashtra
with its vast stretches of dry earth has
sugarcane, wheat, millet, peanuts, and
sesame native to this region. Hence pulses
dominate Kathiawari food and sweetmeats made
gur (jaggery). This region has a
delicious variety of pickles.
Kathiawari favourites include
debras made with wheat flour mixed
with spinach, green chillies, a dollop of yogurt
and a pinch of salt and sugar, these are eaten
Chhundo (a hot and sweet shredded mango
pickle) Yet another specialty of this region is
Methia Masala, a
dry powder made from fenugreek seeds, chilly
powder and salt. This is liberally sprinkled
over raw vegetables and salads and gives the
food an especially piquant flavour.
Phafda, an omum
flavoured assorted flour puri
is another Kathiawari favourite.
Kutchi cuisine is relatively simple. It consists
main dish eaten with
Kadhi - a savoury curry made of
yoghurt. Some common dishes include
Dhokla, a salty steamed cake,
Doodhpak, a sweet,
thickened milk confectionery and
made of yoghurt, flavoured with saffron,
cardamom, nuts and candied fruit which is eaten
with hot, fluffy pooris.
comparison to the dry region of Saurashtra,
Southern Gujarat is blessed with plenty of
rainfall. Green vegetables and plenty of fruit
therefore dominate Surati food.
There are no elaborate preparations made, no
expensive ingredients used and yet the food in
its utter simplicity, tastes exotically
Popular items include a delicious vegetable
and Paunk, a tangy
Surat is also famous for its bakery items like
gharis and the
saglu baglu mithai,
which are easily available in the city's
bakeries and confectionery shops.
Enjoy Gujrati recipees at its best!
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