CORIANDER-MINT CHUTNEY

What is chutney? Chutney is a type of dipping sauce found in the Indian subcontinent. There are varieties of chutney found in India, such as tomato chutney, coconut chutney, peanut chutney, besan chutney, garlic chutney, etc. Chutney is prepared fresh and served with snacks.The presented recipe is herby and refreshing freshly made coriander-mint chutney. This…

GUJRATI PATTIES or STUFFED POTATO BALLS

Gujrati patties is a deep-fried stuffed potato ball found in Gujrat. This farsan ( fried snacks ) is very popular in the city of Surat. The filling is sweet & savory and Gujrati cuisine is always famous for its sweet & savory balanced palate. This snack is easily found in the street of Gujrat and…

STUFFED PARVAL CURRY or POINTED GOURD

Pointed Gourd is a vine plant, similar to cucumber & squash. The plant is native to the Indian subcontinent and is known as parval, parwal, green potato, etc. The pointed gourd is an edible fruit known as a vegetable family. Parval is dark green with strips and it has tough skin and soft inside with…

SURTI SEV KHAMANI

Khamani is a sweet and savory dish originally from Surat city, Gujrat. As an origin in Surat city, it’s named surti sev khamani. Chana dal or split chickpea lentil is the main ingredient to prepare this dish. Surti khamani is a very favorite dish among surat people, every morning starts with surti khmman and khamani….

SEMOLINA JAGGERY HALWA

Jaggery halwa is a well-known quick confectionary in Indian cuisine. The basic ingredients used to prepare this dish are semolina ( rava ), sugar or jaggery, water, cardamom powder, and varieties of nuts. This dish is commonly made in every household of Indian people. Either during festive seasons, or to serve God, or anyone ill…

IMAM BAYILDI OR STUFFED EGGPLANT

The presented recipe is a stuffed eggplant dish inspired by a Turkish dish named Imam Bayildi. The whole eggplant is stuffed with onion, garlic, tomato, and herbs. Traditionally this dish is simmered very slow in olive oil, but here eggplant is pre-cooked in the oven, and stuffing is cooked separately then stuffed in pre-cooked eggplant…

MANGO SHRIKHAND

What is shrikhand? Shrikhand is a traditional dessert or sweet made from strained curd, sugar, saffron, cardamom powder, and nuts. This traditional dessert is originally from Gujrati and Marathi cuisine. It has a very creamy texture and is eaten with Indian deep-fried puff bread called poori.  To prepare shrikhand, the curd is poured onto a cheesecloth…

VEG TRI-COLOR PASTA SOUP

Spring is here. And with it , blooming of the colorful flowers and green grass. Also come the season of soup. Presented soup is perfect match to colors and freshness of the spring in its flavor and deliciousness. This springtime soup is made of different colorful garden vegetables such as fresh tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, colorful…

POTATO CURRY

Presented recipe is a tomato based potato curry with tempered mustard and spices. It is known as aloo bhaji or aloo sabzi in India. It is very common dish found in street of India as well as prepared at home. This curry preparation is very quick and easy, perfect for quick family dinner or lunch….

BESAN OR FAFDA CHUTNEY

This, most sweet and less savory, gram flour based chutney is perfect companion of well-known Gujrati breakfast dishes such as fafda, moda gathiya, methi na gota, dal vada, dhokla etc. This chutney is originated and mostly eaten in Gujrat. This unusual chutney prepared from gram flour has not gain as much popularity outside Gujrat as…