What Goes into a Gujarati Thali?Have you ever explored the flavours of a Gujarati Thali? Did you know the names of all the dishes on your platter? Well, do not worry! By heart all the names of the eateries you saw on that thali and get ready to drop the name of the dish before you have it the next time! Read On...
1. GUJARATI TUVAR DAL
Tuvar Dal is usually served with Rice and Papad in your Thali. Beware if you see some wavy items in your dal, its Dal Dhokli, another delight of Gujarat. Learn the difference.
2. DAL DHOKLI
This Dish is cooked up with Dhoklis made up of wheat flour.
3. GUJARATI KADHI
Kadhi is prepared with chickpeas flour and curd. You can enjoy the Gujarati Kadhi with Rice.
4. SEV TAMATE NU SHAAK
Sev Tamate Nu Shaak is a mixed vegetable preparation of Sev (crunchy chickpeas atta noodle) and tomatoes.
Undhiyu is best tasted with pooris in your platter.
6. METHI NU THEPLA
This preparation includes Methi kneaded with curd and flour with some spices, made up into flat breads and is cooked with a little oil.
Khandvi is a Tangy cum Spicy Gujarati Snack which is mostly a part of the Gujarati Thali.
Just like the Khandvi, Dhokla is yet another important item in a Gujarati Platter. It is sweet and spicy and flavors seem as if they are tickling your tongue.
9. DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHUTNEYS
There are 3 to 4 types of Chutneys which are present n the sides of the Gujarati Thali always. Without them, the thali is incomplete.
10. BUTTERMILK / CHAAS
Buttermilk is a great appetizer for such variety of delicacies on your platter!
Apart from these, a lot of sweets go into your thali. As Gujaratis have a soft cornet for 'meetha' in all their food items. Dudhpak is the finest dessert from the cuisine of Gujarat. Magaj or magas is a traditional Indian sweet originating from Gujarat, where it's often made for Diwali or weddings. Apart from the three basic ingredients – chickpea flour, sugar, and ghee, the dessert also contains cardamom, nutmeg, and nuts such as almonds and pistachios. Shrikhand is one of the most common sweet preparation of Gujratis.
So go and binge on some Gujarati specialties today and flaunt your knowledge about these items! Bon Appetit!