Gujarat is known for its rich culture, colorful festivals and mouthwatering food. From thepla, fafda to quintessential dhokla and more, Gujarati cuisine offers a wide range of delicacies and we couldn’t ask for more. Despite having a long coastline with delicious seafood, Gujarati cuisine mainly consists of dishes made entirely from vegetables, lentils, spices and some local ingredients. These ingredients also help this dish have its own unique flavor, making it a class! Adding to the list of delicious vegetarian Gujarati delicacies, here we bring you a recipe that has left a lasting impression on our hearts. It is called Bhajiya Usal.
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Made with crispy and fluffy pakoras, dipped in a spicy gravy and topped with crispy sev, and chopped onions, this recipe will ignite your taste buds on a whole new dining experience. And if you’re a spicy foodie, there’s no better recipe than this! We heard you, chatted! Let’s go straight to the formula. See below.
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Bhajiya Traditional recipe: How to make a popular dish Bhajiya
To get started with the recipe, you’ll first need to make the masala to use. For this, you take a pan, add coriander seeds, sesame seeds, cloves, cinnamon sticks, black pepper, cumin seeds and roast for a few minutes.
Now, you take a blender, add the roasted spices along with red chili powder, turmeric, amchur powder and salt to taste. Blend together until a coarse powder.
Once the masala is ready, the next step is to make the gravy. Put the soaked white beans, turmeric, salt, and oil in the pressure cooker. Pressure cook this until 4 whistles. For the complete recipe of usage, click here.
Now for the methi na gota (bhajiya), take a mixing bowl, add the methi leaves, besan, cumin powder, carom seeds, hing, coriander leaves and salt. Mix everything well. The next step is to add some curd and water to bind the dough. For the complete recipe, click here.
To assemble, place the bhajiyas on a plate, pour the used gravy over it; Garnish with sev, and chopped onion.
Try this delicious recipe at your next dinner and let us know how it turns out! For more delicious Gujarati recipes, click here.