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Monday, December 31, 2012

Simple Gujarati Thali - dungli bataka nu shak, bhakri and kadhi

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After eating whole world's cuisine, at the end you want to eat your home's comfort food , isn't it? I have the same problem. I make anything and everything but the fulfillment which simple thali gives me, it's out of this world and I wanted to share it with you too. On this New Year's eve lets have something light and traditional. We munch lot of stuff during this holiday so let's give our tummy some rest. 

It has three main items, Bhakri which is like roti but it's crisp, dungli bataka nu shak means onion and potato curry and Kadhi means yogurt curry. Gujaratis don't just eat main thing, need side things too, so it has no oil ginger pickle, amba haldi means yellow turmeric and chorafali.

Bhakri :
A common man's staple in maharashtra and gujarat, is made from jowar flour or wheat flour. The texture is a crisp yet soft bread, layery and absolutely delicious that can be had plain with pickles and yogurt or with gravy or curry.

Ingredients for Bhakri :
Bhakri

2 cups whole wheat flour
4 tablespoons ghee
2 teaspoons sesame seeds or ajwain seeds or cumin seeds
salt to taste


Method
In a wide bowl, combine the flour, ghee, cumin seeds and salt and mix well. Add water a little at a time and knead into a firm dough. Keep aside for 15 to 20 minutes.

Divide the dough into 12 to 14 equal portions. Roll out each portion into a 100 mm diameter circle.

Heat a griddle and and roast each round on both side until golden brown, putting light pressure on the bhakri, so the insides cook evenly. Serve hot plain with pickle and yogurt or with any vegetable of your choice.


Dungri Bataka nu Shak:

Ingredients : 
2 Medium Sized Potatoes cubes
2 Medium sized onions sliced
2 green chili slit in the centre
1 tsp garlic chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin and coriander powder
1 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
Half cup water

Method : 
In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
Add green chilies and cook till the outer skin of the chilies get light green in color.
Add garlic and then onions and potatoes.
Add the rest of the spices.
Add water and place the lid. Let it cook for 20 minutes or till potatoes are soft.
cook for 5 more minutes without lid.
Serve with bhakri, kadhi and khichdi.

Kadhi:
Dungri bataka nu shak

Ingredients
1 cup yogurt
2 tablespoons gram flour
¼ teaspoon asafoetida powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 tablespoon jaggery, powdered
salt to taste
Ingredients for seasoning
¼ teaspoon cumin seeds
¼ mustard seeds
1 inch piece of cinnamon
1 teaspoon grated ginger 
2 slit green chillies
1 tablespoon ghee
4-5 few curry leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
Gujarati kadhi

Combine all the main ingredients along with 2 cups of water together in a bowl and whisk until smooth with no lumps.
Heat ghee in a sauce pan on medium heat; add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. Stir in the curry leaves, cinnamon, green chilies and ginger. 
Gradually, add the yogurt mixture to the above seasoning and allow the mixture to come to a boil whisking it occasionally. 
Whisking it during the process of boiling makes it a perfect and smooth mixture and prevents any curdling. 
Turn the heat to low and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. 
Turn off heat and garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

Thali is ready to eat.

Enjoy. 


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32 comments:

  1. Super inviting thali, well done!!!
    Wish you Happy NEW YEAR 2013!!!
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  2. Simple, delicious and comforting platter.. Yum!

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  3. Wonderful thali.
    Wish you happy new year 2013.

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  4. very inviting and wonderful... happy new year:)
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  5. Simply n tasty.... Happy new year

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  6. Thats a very inviting and wholesome plate :) Yum!! Am I invited?

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  7. HI MAHA,
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND FAMILY
    ALL THE BEST FOR 2013
    loking forward for more delicious new year recipes from you.

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  8. HI LADIES, how are you all doing?
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND FAMILY
    ALL THE BEST FOR 2013
    loking forward for more delicious new year recipes from you.

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  9. this sounds so delicious....
    Wish you and your family, a very Happy New Year!!
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  10. Wish I could just fly out there and savour the thali. I love Gujarati thalis...
    Happy New Year from MyFoodTreasures

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  12. I feel that way whenever we go on vacation..after awhile I'm so tired of eating out and just want some home cooked desi food. Thali looks wonderful as well!

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  13. Wishing you a Very Happy New year and the gujrati thali dish looks so tempting. I was recently in mumbai and enjoyed Gujarati thali food, my favourite. Thanks for participating in December contest at Spicenflavors.

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  14. can eat the whole plate... drooling here!!! Thanks for sending this yummy ginger recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...
    Sowmya
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  15. Wow dear.. This looks like a treat.. Loved the simple yet very delicious thali..

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  16. That is delicious and so healthy!!! thanks for sharing this authentic and tasty dish!!
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