Tuesday, June 03, 2008


THANKS to all the singapore women's club members (SWC) and international bloggers who took part in SWC GUJARAT EVENT .

When lakshmi asked me while chatting on the net whether I would like to host the next event of swc ,I was literally shocked,..my blog was just two months old,..i thought is she serious,.does she really think I can do it,..,I was and I am still learning things,..i consider myself still new in blog world,..i asked her..if she will help me I don’t have probs,..cause I ddint want to mess up things,..thus the event was announced…the theme being GUJARAT…

AND now after a month when I am going to announce the round up,..i feel so honoured,confident..all thanks to laskhmi…because of her I learnt so many things,..thanks lakshmi…

Few lines about GUJARATI CUSINE, .which to be frank even I didn’t know earlier

Gujarati cuisine consists of vegetarian dishes which are prepared in innumerable ways,.and flavoured subtly with spices.
The four qualities of Gujarati cuisine is that it is
Down to earth
And practical

The state of Gujarat is situated on the western coast of India,the name of state is derived from Gujjaratta, which means the land of Gurjars who had migrated to India around 5th ad

Geographically the state of Gujarat can be divided into four regions and because of the climatic differences,there are slight variations in eating habits and mode of preparation

North Gujarat-is famous for gujarati thali which consists of rice,dal,curry,vegetable,sprouted beans.farsan,pickle,chutney and raita.,lessoil used,,and food is less spicy

Kathiawad-pulses and sweetmeats made of jaggery dominate this region,favourite include debras,chundo and methia masala

Kutch-speciallty of this region include khaman dhokla,doodhpak and shrikhand

South Gujarat is famous for undhyoo and paunk

Now coming to the roundup, have categorised the recipes with help from Hetal of ishas kitchen,thanks lakshmi for guiding me,..without ur help it wouldnt have been possible.

the first category is snacks

Neha of Easyntastyrecipes has sent Khandvi


sooji dhokla


and khakhara


Sangeeth of letusallcook has sent dhokla


and sooji kachodi


Sheetal of sweetymykitchen has sent khakhada


Shubha of chutkibharpyar has sent kutch dabeli


Hetal of Ishaskitchen has sent kutchi dabeli


and besanchillicrepe


Lakshmi of testtasteofmysore has sent khatta dhokla


Ria of riakakkad has sent healthy muthiya


and the last snack for the event Daldhokli comes from my blog


The next category is indian bread/roti-
Haripriya of indianhut has sent thepla
Sheetal has come up with another version of thepla
Sia of monsoon spice has sent methi thepla and has given some tips about cooking therapy
Sowmya of creative saga has come up with delicious dalparantha
Hetal of ishaskitchen has sent spicy masalapori
and the last entry for the roti category is from my blog thepla
coming to the next category of vegetable/shaak
Vanisri of illatharasi has sent tangy khatai alloo
Hetal of ishaskitchen has sent traditional sev tomato sabji
and nutritious moong sabji
Lakshmi of testtasteofmysore has sent tasty bhinda na kadhi
the entry from my blog for this category is vangi batata bhaji
entry from non blogger for vegetable category
Hemali has sent traditional UNDHIYU
100 gms. surti papdi, stringed, whole100 gms. raw banana chunks unpeeled100 gms. yam chunks (kand) peeled100 gms. small brinjals slit4-5 green chillies crushed1 tsp. ginger grated1/2 tsp. garlic crushed1 tbsp. coriander leaves finely chopped1 tsp. wheat flour4 tbsp. oil1/4 tsp. asafoetida1/2 tsp. turmeric powder1 tsp. ajwainSalt to taste1/2 tbsp. sugarLemon to taste For methi ghatta (muthiya) : 100 gms. methi leaves finely chopped1/2 cup gram flour (besan)1 tsp. red chilli powder1 tbsp. fresh ground coconutSalt to taste1 tbsp. oil :
For ghatta : Mix all ingredients, make stiff dough. Form into small oval, dumplings Heat the 4 tbsp. oil, fry ghattas for 2 minutes. Remove from oil. Keep aside. Use a heavy large sauce pan.
To proceed :
Form a paste of chilli, ginger, garlic, coriander. Rub the chunky veggies with oil and masala paste. Marinate for 30 minutes. Heat oil used for frying ghattas to proceed. Add all the chunky vegetables, stir well. Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add papdi, turmeric, flour, ajwain and salt. Cover and cook on low till the yam is almost done. Add coriander, lemon, and sprinkle some water if required. Add sugar, stir. Serve hot, either as is, or with puris/parathas.
the next category is of rice
vanisri of illathirasi has sent mag ni dal ni khichdi
and my entry for rice category is vagha relo bhaat
CHAM of spice club has sent easy recipe for the traditional Mango Chunda
and the last category is of sweets,..gujarati cuisine is not complete without sweets and desserts
Haripriya of indian hut has sent delicious shrikhand
and from my blog the enteries are
strawberry shrikhand and jalebi
and sweet aasondi to quench your thirst during hot summer days
Thanks again for sending such delicious ,authentic,traditional entries


Cooking Station said...

wow..loved wide array of dishes from pickle to main dish to sweets ..awesome. Many Many thanks to all our Singapore bloggers and International bloggers for participating. Hemali, thanks for that undhyoo recipe. Good Job Priyanka.

Haripriya Reddy said...

nice round up yaar, so many delicious dishes....

Gr8 work Priyanka!

Unknown said...

very good round up priyanka...great going...very good variety.....cheers.....regds...swathi

Illatharasi said...

Very Good Presentation, the way you described the dishes..... Amazing Priyanka...... Great Job!!!!

Uma said...

that's a lovely roundup. I still don't know how did I miss this event!

Swati Raman Garg said...

what a roundup ... great going buddy

delhibelle said...

Way to go Priyanka!!
My apologies for missing this one..will surely try something for the next.

Neha said...

a very nice roundup, n a lot bunch of recipes..

Unknown said...

nice round up...lot of dishes to try ...

Sia said...

well done priyanka... thr round-up is fab:)


geat round up Priyanka ..I am sorry I missed this one...but will definitely make up in the UP one....

EC said...

Neat roundup...missed this event since i was on a break for some time

Suganya said...

This was a excellent set of recipes. looks so good. Loved them all. YUM!

Cham said...

Wow excellent Priyanka, Many partici for this event, love ur hard work! So many delicious recipes

Habiba said...

Hi. I just came across your blog! And I am now a fan!I am definately gonna visit ur lovely recipes more often! Awesome roundup of gujrati recipes! Cheers!- Habiba

Hetal said...

Wow.....so many Gujarati dishes..feeling hungry.
Well done Pranks for the wonderful round up!!

notyet100 said...

thanks friends again for sending such authentic entries for the event.//thanks lakshmi for the opprptunity to host the event hope i didnt fail u,..
thanks haripriya for the appreciation
thanks swathi for visiting and appreciation
vanisri,..ur dishes were amazing will sure try katai alloo
uma,swati,delhi belle..thnks for aprciation,..uma and delhi u can awys take part in the next event
thanks hetal,cham,sowmya,neha and sia..for ur delicious contribution,..
thanks ec...u can take part in the upone
thanks sukanya forlovin the recipes
and thanks habiba forvisiting my blog...

Prajusha said...

Lovely round up..so nice to see lot of recipes.

Asha said...

Beautiful round up, glad I get to see all these wonderful dishes thru; SWC!:)

Siri said...

Lovely roundup Priyanka..

FYI, the second edition of Open Sesame has been announced. Hope to see u this time around..:)


Dr.Rupali Karande said...

Good job Priyanka,all recipes are mouth watering.
The way u organize and categories all dishes is awesome.
Keep it up...love to see and read your blog.


Mallika said...

I didn't event know what a roundup was in my two months of blogging! Really well done - what fab recipes.

Laavanya said...

Beautiful round-up with mouthwatering Gujarathi Dishes.

SASHREE said...

wow..gujrathi dishes are awesome there...should try few of them

Sailaja said...


Wow what a variety of dishes.
an Award is waitng for you in my blog

Anonymous said...

Wonderful round-up! Lots of yummy dishes ...
And I have a surprise with two awards for you at my blog at the post: http://foodwithapinchoflove.wordpress.com/2008/06/06/nice-matters-and-good-chat-blog-awards/