Recenlty my cousin was on a trip to Bhuj in Gujarat and was remarking how everything tasted sweet there. I recently tasted a Gujarati dish called Handva which was a baked dish garnished with sesame seeds. This isusually served as a snack in Gujarati cuisine.
Unlike other dishes, this one is not so sweet, but it isn’t spicy either. Curd being the main ingredient along with rice, it tastes a bit sour and has a nice fluffy texture.
I’ve posted a video (courtesy – Show me the Curry) here. Try this and let us know the results.
Note: I’m not the author of this video. I’ve just posted it here for spreading the word on Indian cuisine. The video is about 9 minutes long and may take some time if your internet connection is slow.
Update, 21st December 2008: A few more curries and sweets have been added to the Gujarati Recipes page.
More recipes added to Indian food Kitchen. These are specialities from Kitchens of Gujarat.
“Considered one of the healthiest of Indian foods, Gujarati Recipes get a high-five if you are a vegetarian and/or a health food lover.
Nestled in mid-western India, Gujarat offers food lovers a varied palate of choices…………………… It’s time now to dig in and find what Gujarati cooking has to offer. The recipes are categorized so that you can easily find your taste.”
Some of the recipes you can find are:
Rice varieties: Badshahi Pulao, Doodh Pulao etc
Snacks: Dry-Fruit Kachori, Masala Tikki etc
Rotis and Breads: Methi Puri, Mulana Thepla etc
Curries: Moong Dal Curry, Sukhe Val etc
Raitas: Boondi Raita, Onion Raita etc
Sweets: Coconut Pak, Kaju Pak etc
Chutneys and Pickles: Amla Murabba, Coriander Chutney etc
Go find more GujaratiÂ recipes here