Gujarati Breakfast | Gujarati Breakfast Recipes | Gujarati Food

Gujarati Breakfast Recipes

Gujarati Breakfast | Gujarati Breakfast Recipes | Gujarati Food

I try to be very serious on the blog. But you talk about Gujarati food and the first thing that comes to my mind is the very popular dialogue of Kareena Kapoor from my all time favorite movie 3 idiots which goes like this “Tum Gujarati log ka khaana Itna khatarnaak kyu hota hai? dhokla, fafda, handva, thepla.. jaise missiles haiI am sure no one must have ever thought like this about Gujarati food. Well back to work now.

As much as I understand Gujarati cuisine it has more of breakfast and snack items to it rather than any elaborate main course food things. And the best part is most of these recipes are super healthy and pretty simple to make. Let’s have a look at the Gujarati breakfast items:

  • Dhokla is a kind of savory steamed cake to me made up of all healthy, often gluten-free ingredients, steamed to cook, so simple to make, easy and fuss-free! What more can you ask for from any breakfast recipe?
  • Thepla, which is flatbread made up of whole wheat flour, gram flour, yogurt, spices, and vegetables is a wholesome combination to kick start the day.
  • Muthia, which are my all time favorite in a lot of Gujarati breakfasts or breakfast generally. Muthia, the word is derived from the word mutthi which means to bind the fist. To prepare muthia the dough is shaped by binding in the fist and so muthia are so called. These are steamed, can also be deep-fried, and then tempered. Such a mix of textures and flavors muthia offer!
  • Khandvi, a gluten-free and very eye catchy dish from the state of Gujarat. As much pretty it may look that much tricky it is to make. Yes, because with khandvi we need to continuously cook the batter so that involves a lot of muscle work (for me it is a lot, it may vary :D)! Secondly, you over-do it or under-do it, and it’s over! Thirdly you have to be super fast while spreading the prepared khandvi mixture. Don’t worry; I also have some good news. Yeah! Recently I prepared khandvi in the microwave and followed a few tips and tricks to make this recipe a fuss-free recipe. And it worked! Although the recipe is not on the blog yet I’ll post it very soon.
  • Chai, we know that a Gujarati breakfast is incomplete without a cup of it. For those who don’t know, know it now.
  • Other accompaniments include pickles, chutney, etc.
  • Other breakfast items include samosa, fafda, jalebi, handvo, patra, etc which are very popular Gujarati breakfast items but are not on the blog yet.

1. Instant Khaman Recipe | How to make Khaman | Instant Khaman Dhokla Recipe

What is Instant Khaman? Instant khaman is steamed Gujarati snack made using gram flour i.e. besan. It has an awesome balance of flavors. It is a savory dish with a slight sweetness and a tangy kick of lemon. A perfect tempering further adds flavours to instant ...

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instant khaman dhokla

2. Dabeli Recipe | How to Make Dabeli Recipe | Kutchi Dabeli Recipe

What is Dabeli? Pav slit and stuffed with magic and cooked to make one of the most delectable Indian snacks is dabeli. One bite of it into your mouth and your mouth bursts with flavors. Okay it is something spicy, no it is tangy, and there is some sweetness too, what was that? That crunchy...

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Dabeli Recipe

3. What is Handvo? | How to Make Handvo Recipe | Mixed Vegetable

What is Handvo? Indian recipe from the state of Gujarat, made with rice, dals and vegetables, making it a very healthy breakfast recipe as well as a diet food recipe, is Handvo. Handvo has a lovely texture with soft and spongy interiors. T...

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Handvo Recipe

4. Masala Khakhra Recipe | How to make Masala Khakhra at home?

What is Masala Khakhra? Crisp, super crisp, a snack made using healthy ingredients, dry roasted to cook, from the Gujarati cuisine, healthy and so appetizing, is Khakhra. Khakhra which has been flavored with spices is a Masala Kh...

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masala khakhra recipe

5. Amiri khaman Recipe | How to make Amiri Khaman | Sev Khamani Recipe

What is sev khamani? Crumbled khaman with pomegranate, fresh coconut, coriander leaves, tempered with mustard seeds and green chilies and finished with lots of sev is sev khamani or amiri khaman. This is basically an extension of khaman dhokla, which is a very...

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6. Lauki Thepla Recipe | How to make Gujarati Lauki ka Thepla

What is Lauki Thepla? Flatbread from the state of Gujarat made using bottle gourd (lauki), whole wheat flour, gram flour, yogurt, and few spices. It is healthy bread as it includes vegetables etc. Thepla has a distinct texture, different from parathas. It is flaky at the same time it is so...

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lauki thepla recipe

7. Cabbage Muthia Recipe | Bafela Kobi na Muthia

What is Cabbage Muthia? A healthy steamed snack from the Gujarati cuisine made of cabbage, as the name suggests, and gram flour, along with few very basic spices, is cabbage muthia. It is soft and cushiony with the crunch of mustard seeds, sesame seeds, and curry leaves. The hint of carom ...

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cabbage muthia recipe

8. Khandvi Recipe in Gujarati style | How to Make Khandvi | Gujarati Khandvi

What is Khandvi? Khandvi is prepared using gram flour (besan) and other easily available ingredients such as yogurt etc. Khandvi is rolled and thereafter tempered with sesame seeds and mustard seeds. It is garnished with lots of fresh coriander, pomegranate seeds, etc. It is a very healthy...

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khnadvi recipe

9. Moong Dal Dhokla Recipe | How to Make Moong Dal Dhokla

What is Moong Dal Dhokla? Moong dal dhokla is a steamed snack made using yellow lentil (moong dal). Flavored with ginger and green chilies, tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, and garnished with coriander leaves.  Moong dal ...

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Moong Dal Dhokla

10. Kesar shrikhand |Kesar Elaichi Shrikhand Recipe | Shrikhand Recipe | Diwali Recipes

What is Shrikhand? Shrikhand is a rich and luscious soul-satisfying dessert made with hung curd and flavored with every exotic flavor of saffron and enduring flavor of cardamom. shrikhand is an absolutely fuss-free recipe. if you have hung curd handy, you can fix it in 10 minutes or so. an...

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kesar shrikhand

11. Methi Thepla | Easy Thepla Recipe | Breakfast Recipe | How to make Methi Thepla

What is Methi Thepla recipe? Methi thepla is a healthy Gujarati flatbread made using whole wheat flour, gram flour and of course fresh fenugreek leaves. Methi thepla is a variation to the methi paratha commonly made in North India. It can be served for breakfast or light lunch.Thepla can b...

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Methi Thepla

12. Palak Muthia Recipe | How to make Spinach Muthia?

What is Palak Muthia? Soft dumplings made with gram flour and spinach, with the tinge of garlic and ginger, slight heat of green chilies, a nice bite of spinach, tempered with mustard seeds, is palak muthia. Muthia is a very popular snack ...

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palak muthia

13. Cheese Stuffed Khandvi Recipe | Cheese Stuffed Khandvi

What is Cheese Khandvi? Steamed, soft and light rolls of gram flour loaded with cheese tempered with some sesame seeds, makes droolsome snack or breakfast option for one and all. Khandvi belongs to Gujarat and variety of it is available/prepared in Gujarat. I introduced cheese flavour to k...

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Cheese Stuffed Khandvi

14. Aamras Recipe | Easy Aamras Recipe | How to make Aamras

What is Aamras? Aamras is a delicious and smooth puree of mango. The word Aamras is the combination of two words i.e. Aam and Ras which means mango and juice respectively. But I would not go by the literal meaning because Aamras has a consistency to fall for. It is thick and smoooooth (smo...

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15. Stuffed Khandvi Recipe | How to Make Stuffed Khandvi

What is stuffed khandvi? Khandvi is a popular Gujarati snack made using gram flour (besan). The cooked gram flour mixture is spread and rolled up and tempered to make a delicious, subtle and healthy dish. Stuffed khandvi is basically khandvi filled with grated coconut and crumbled paneer a...

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16. Doodhi Muthia Recipe | How to Make Lauki ki Muthia Recipe – Vini’s

What is Doodhi Muthia? Doodhi Muthia is a Gujarati snack. Doodhi Muthia are dumplings made using bottle gourd and flour, flavoured with ginger, chilli and tempered with mustard seeds and sesame seeds. Mutthi is a Hindi word that means fist. The dish is called because the dumplings are shap...

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17. How to make chai | Perfect Chai Recipe

What is Chai? Chai is a beverage; no chai is an emotion. A brewed mix of tea leaves, sugar, milk, and water is beyond any food and drink in India. People start off their day with a cuppa tea, pull off through the day with chai and someone like me who sits down to work after 10 p...

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how to make chai

18. Instant Sooji Dhokla Recipe | How to Make Rava Dhokla | Sooji Dhokla

What is Instant Sooji Dhokla? Instant Sooji Dhokla is a soft and spongy preparation of semolina (sooji) and yogurt (dahi), with a perfect balance of sour and sweet flavors, the crunch of crackled mustard seeds and fried curry leaves and freshness of coriander. Instant sooji dhokla can be p...

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19. Methi Muthia Recipe | How to Make Methi Muthia | Gujarati Recipes – Vini’s

What is Methi Muthia? A Gujarati preparation with perfect balance of flavours and textures! The crunch of fenugreek leaves, fried mustard seeds, sesame seeds and curry leaves alongwith the soft muthia… a great way to start the day! And if you end up liking this recipe, which am sure you ...

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methi muthia recipe

20. Tamarind Chutney | Imli ki Chutney | Imli ki Khatti Meethi chutney

What is Tamarind Chutney? Tamarind chutney is a sauce made using seedless tamarind and jaggery. This simple sauce is sweet as well as tangy and is flavoured with lots of spices such as roasted cumin seeds powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, black salt etc. Tamarind chutney is...

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imli ki chutney

21. Green Chutney Recipe | Hari Chutney

What is Coriander chutney?Coriander chutney is an Indian spread made using coriander, mint etc. It is tangy and spicy. It is indispensable for Indian chaat repertoire. Apart from that, it gives a good kick to the mini meals consisting of dal – rice, kulcha-Chola, Chola-chawal etc....

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.