Published by Community Manager on 18 May 2021
A burst of flavours and an array of colours constitute not only in the main course of Gujarati dishes but Gujarati snacks as well. What most of us love the most about Gujarati cuisine is the dash of sweetness that each dish has. You can never go wrong with choosing a snack in Gujarat to pair with your morning or evening tea, however, it’s likely that you’ll be spoilt for choice. While you have a wide array of dishes to choose from, here are 5 Gujarati snacks that you should never say no to
Unarguably, the most popular Gujarati snack, Khaman is a tasty and healthy steamed snack made from freshly ground lentils and chickpea flour. Traditionally served on a large green leaf called the Kesuda, this delectable and light snack is best paired with tangy chutneys and several pieces of green chillies. Popular adaptations of the khaman include Masala khaman (khaman served with hot and spicy chilly powder), Nylon khaman (softer and fast cooking khaman), and Ameri khaman (mashed up khaman garnished with sev and pomegranate).
Looking for snacks to pair with your evening tea? Ganthiya is without a doubt, the best Gujarati snack option. A deep-fried snack made from chickpea flour, ganthiya, unlike many other Indian snacks is not crunchy, but soft and puffy. It can be found throughout Gujarat at any given point in time, but the snack is especially popular during Diwali.
This melt-in-mouth Gujarati snack is by far the best thing to try in Gujarat. Although loved by all, no one can deny that preparing Khandvi can be a little tricky, especially getting the consistency of the batter right. It requires thin layers of gram flour to be cooked with buttermilk, rolling up, and seasoning with sautéed sesame seeds and a few other spices. The simple but aromatic garnishing of curry leaves, coriander, cumin, mustard, and coconut makes it simply irresistible.
A perfect snack from Gujarat, Khakhra is a crispy flatbread that is prepared with wheat flour, mat bean, and oil. The snack is typically consumed for breakfast but makes for a great snacking option any time of the day. It is a healthy snack that is best enjoyed when accompanied by chutneys or curries.
A flavorsome Gujarati snack, Muthiya is named after the action used for shaping the dough. These fist-cakes make for a great breakfast and evening snack. A mixture of chickpea flour, bottle gourd, and spices is either steamed or pan-fried. If you are looking for a healthy snack, then, you should skip the pan-frying and steam Muthiya. Other varieties of Muthiya include the usage of spinach, fenugreek, amaranth, or even bitter gourd. This Gujarati snack can be best relished with mint-coriander chutney or ketchup, along with a cup of steaming hot tea.
If you haven’t tasted any of these 5 rich, aromatic, and delectable Gujarati snacks, then we recommend that you do, and share your experience about the same with us.
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