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Perfect Handvo (Gujarati Lentil Cake)

The most Perfect Handvo (Gujarati Lentil Cake) recipe. Gujarati Handvo is a golden, fermented rice and lentil cake with vegetables. Some Gujaratis call this delicious tea-time snack Ondhwo. This recipe for Handvo is one I make from scratch, using whole, soaked lentils and rice. No packet mix or handvo flour necessary. What is Handvo? The …

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Athela Marcha (Instant Chilli Pickle)

Athela Marcha (Instant Chilli Pickle) is a Gujarati-style Indian chilli pickle. Fresh green and red chillies, carrot strips and raw mango make for an amazing condiment. This instant chilli pickle will forever be “Gujarati wedding pickle” in my eyes. The mustard seed-flecked chillies and carrots always have a place at the dinner table. How to …

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Perfect Patra (Timpa/Alu Vadi)

Learn how to make Perfect Patra (Timpa/Alu Vadi) with me! Here’s a foolproof step-by-step Patra recipe with pictures and video so you too, can make this Gujarati and Maharashtrian favourite with ease. This is the ultimate guide to homemade Patra. What are Patra? Patra are colocasia leaves we spread, stack, roll, steam and fry. Roll …

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Guvar Dhokli nu Shaak

Guvar Dhokli nu Shaak is a cluster bean and dumpling curry enjoyed in most Gujarati homes. This easy version can be made in the Instant Pot for a speedy weeknight dinner alongside Rotli and Kachumber. The delicate beans pair beautifully with bouncy dumplings (“Dhokli”) made from chickpea flour, turmeric and ajwain (carom seeds). Each little …

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30-Minute Tindora Curry with Corn

A truly home-style 30-Minute Tindora Curry with Corn to feed the whole family. This simple, dry curry with ivy gourd and corn is delicious with roti, paratha or rice. If you’re on the hunt for a minimal-effort curry recipe to add to your weeknight meal rotation, you’re in the right place. What are Tindora? Ivy …

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Gujarati-Style Matar Bhaat

My special version of Gujarati-Style Matar Bhaat with fluffy rice, fresh peas, potatoes and paneer. Serve it with Kadhi or as part of a larger thali. This Indian rice dish is simple, comforting and utterly delicious. If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, skip the paneer. You’ll need 10 ingredients. The dish is …

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