Gujarati cuisine needs no introduction. Sweet, savoury, tangy and spicy – Gujarati dishes bring different flavours on one platter. Typically consisting of vegetarian dishes, Gujarati dishes are favourite among the growing Indian community in Melbourne. Many Indian wedding catering services in Melbourne now includes the delicious recipes from Gujarat on their menu. Let’s see some of the most popular Gujarati dishes that have found a place in the menu of Indian catering services.
1. Undhiyu Puri
Undhiyu Puri has become synonymous with Gujarat. Delicious and flavoursome, this winter delicacy is prepared from assorted vegetables, stuffed with a mixture of coarse groundnut powder, ginger-garlic and spices. Served with piping hot puris (Indian deep-fried bread), Undhiyu will make you forget everything and relish its sweet, spicy and savoury flavours.
2. Gujarati Kadhi
Every Gujarati will vouch for this thick-soup like curry. Prepared from gram flour mixed with sour card, this curry gets its sweetness from jaggery, its savoury flavour from whole spices like cinnamon, cloves and cumin, and the spicy taste from green chillies. Popular as comfort food, Kadhi is usually served with piping hot khichdi or rice.
3. Lilva Kachori
This crunchy snack is perfect for a rainy evening. Lilva kachori is a favourite dish among the Gujarati residing in Melbourne. Stuffed with pigeon peas and mixed with freshly ground spices, these dumplings are deep fried and served with tangy chutney or tomato ketchup.
4. Sev Tameta Nu Shaak
Quintessentially a Kathiyawadi (a region in the state of Gujarat) dish, this sweet, tangy and spicy curry is made from tomatoes and sev – crispy Indian noodles. Simple to prepare and delicious to eat, this dish ticks all the checkboxes – flavour, texture, crunch. It tastes best when served with any Indian bread – roti, paratha or thepla.
The Indian community in Melbourne is growing fast. And Indians, especially Gujaratis have distinctive eating habits than others groups in Melbourne. We offer exclusive catering services that include authentic Gujarati food to suit the taste-buds of growing Gujarati population in Melbourne.
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