Gujrati lunch platter

Hey all!! We gujratis love our food, even if it is simplest of the dish we love to add various elements to our dish. A visually filled dish fills our stomach first. This is one such lunch platter and all the items are without onion and garlic, made using simplest of the ingredients easily available. It is an humble lunch plate but full of different flavors and easy to make dishes. This platter consists of moong-matki ki sabji (green gram dal and moth bean), thepla, gujrati kadhi and rice. Moong-matki combination is normally used for maing sprouts, this sabji is dry with no gravy and we have not sprouted it. Since it is a dry sabji we make gujrati kadhi with it which is basically made using gram flour and buttermilk. Thepla is another classic gujrati dish which can be had in breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is a type of masala roti and goes really well with this sabji. Simple yet flavorful platter, lets get cooking!

I) For moong-matki sabji:

Ingredients:

Moong dal- 1/2 cup

Matki – 1/2 cup

Water for soaking – 2 cups

Water for cooking – 2 cups

Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp

Haldi/turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp

Cumin- Coriander powder – 1 tbsp

Sugar – 1 tsp

Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves (finely chopped) – 1/4 cup

Salt as per taste

Method:

1) Soak the moong-matki in lukewarm water overnight.

2) In a wok take the oil. Once it is warm add the asafoetida and cumin seeds, once they crackle add in the soaked and drained moong-matki. Add the water, haldi powder, red chilli powder, cumin-coriander powder, salt and sugar and cover and let it cook on medium flame for around 20 minutes.

3) Once it is done finally add the lemon juice and coriander leaves and mix it well. Serve hot.

II) Gujrati kadhi:

Ingredients:

Besan (Gram flour) – 1 cup

Buttermilk (sour)- 2 cups

Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Cloves – 3-4

Cinnamon – 1/2 inch

Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp

Jaggery – 2 tbsp

Ginger (grated) – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice- 1 tsp (not required if buttermilk is sour)

Salt as per taste

Coriander leaves (finely chopped) – 1/4 cup

Curry leaves – 4 -5

Red chilly (whole) – 2 pieces

Green chilly (roughly chopped) – 2 pieces

Water – 1 cup

Method:

1) Mix together the gram flour and buttermilk till there are no lumps. Add the water to this and keep aside.

2) In a deep bottomed pan take the ghee. Let it become warm on low flame, once warm add the asafoetida, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, curry leaves, green chilly and red chilly. Once the seeds crackle add the grated ginger. This is the tempering.

3) Add the gram flour and buttermilk mixture to this tempering and add the jaggery and salt and let it boil for 8-10 minutes on medium flame and keep stirring it, till it becomes little thick. If required now, add the lemon juice. Finally add the chopped coriander leaves and switch off the gas. Serve hot.

III) Thepla:

Ingredients:

Wheat flour – 2 cups

Haldi powder – 1 tsp

Red chilly powder – 2 tsp

Cumin-coriander powder – 1 tsp

Asafoetida – 1/2 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Oil for greasing

Salt as per taste

Water for kneading

Method:

1) In a bowl sieve the wheat flour and add haldi powder, red chilly powder, cumin-coriander powder, asafoetida, oil (1 tbsp) and salt and mix it all well.

2) Now slowly add the water and knead it into a soft dough. Let it rest for 10 minutes.

3) After 10 minutes make small balls out of this dough (approx. 20 balls) and roll them into small discs or rotis.

4) Take a lodhi/tawa and heat the tawa on a medium heat.

5) Place rolled thepla on hot tawa. Let it cook for few seconds on the lower side. Flip on the other side with help of a spatula and let it cook a bit, grease it will oil from all sides and press it lightly with a spatula and cook until bottom side is cooked. Again flip it and apply some oil and cook again by pressing until cooked.

6) Prepare all theplas this way.

IV) Rice:

Ingredients:

Basmati rice – 1 cup

Water for soaking – 2 cups

Water for cooking – 2 cups

Method:

1) Wash and soak the rice for about an hour. Then drain the rice.

2) Take a deep bottomed vessel and take remaining 2 cups of water and let it become warm. In that add the soaked rice and let it cook on medium flame for about 10 minutes, after 10 minutes switch off the gas and let the rice be in the water for another 2 to 3 minutes, then drain it. Serve hot.

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80 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooooh. Don’t i love this!! I’m saving this post! Gonna try them all one by one!! I love Gujrati thali very much! πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much!

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    2. Nazish says:

      I love thepla and so wana learn. Will surely give this recipe a try. Bookmarking this blog post
      Thanks for sharing.

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      1. shail says:

        Thats great! Do try it. Making Thepla is very simple and easy.

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  2. vidhya29 says:

    oh yes, this platter is loveeee especially Theplaa! we can’t survive without them

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    1. shail says:

      So true! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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    2. Rekha says:

      Wow so tempting thali….πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

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      1. shail says:

        Thank u..πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  3. Don’t know much about Gujrati cuisine this was an eyeopener

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much! This is just a basic part of the cuisine.

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  4. The gujarati platter and it’s detailed recipe is so interesting. Will definitely try them at home

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot! Do try it.

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  5. jainnehas says:

    It looks tempting!!

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  6. This makes me so hungry.. keeping them in the list of tried-to-be-soon.

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    1. shail says:

      Do try it soon! Thanks ☺️

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  7. Madhu Bindra says:

    Your post took me back to our years in Gujrat. Particularly the kadhi we were treated to in Dwarka. I am going to try out your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much! 😊

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  8. Jyoti Jha says:

    This is one mouthwatering platter. The detailed recipe of these delicious dishes is motivating. I am a fsn of Gujarat food, and am surely trying these recipes 😊

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot! Do try the dishes..

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  9. Desicart says:

    Yum! This looks so delicious and tasty!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much..😊😊

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  10. Manas Mukul says:

    Nice pictorial representation and great recipe. I love to cook and will definitely try this one. You have structured your blog nicely. Keep the great work going ma’am.

    #MyFriendAlexa #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much! Your comment means a lot! πŸ™πŸ™

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  11. this post reminded me of our MBA days in Ahmedabad, when we would use to sneak out and eat local cuisine, the masala papad, chaas and the gujarati thaali was always a grea combo

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    1. shail says:

      So true chaas is a must for any gujrati platter. It is our desi beer. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Pr@Gun says:

    Such a visual treat to the eyes. Loved this Gujarati platter a lot.
    I love Gujarati food and it sure will be fun to cook and serve this platter.
    Your post brought back my memories from Jamnagar days.

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot!☺️

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  13. My only love for Gujju food is khichu, kadhi and the dal dhokli!

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    1. shail says:

      Thats great! This platter has kadhi but we gujjus love our Thepla a lot, do try it out.

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  14. Married to a person who is born and bought up in guitar.. This platter is heaven..have to try this all.. Thanks for sharing dear.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank you so much! Do try it! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•

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      1. aktal2012 says:

        Loved the Gujrati platter will try out the kadhi recipe. Theplas I make using fenugreek and they taste yum

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      2. shail says:

        Thank u so much! Even we make the methi theplas, the one is this platter is regular one.

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  15. Shamik says:

    Such a tempting platter it is. And thanks for sharing the recipe. Being a foodie there is nothing better compared this post.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much!

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  16. I love Gujju food and your Thaali looks delectable! Going to try your recipe for Moong-Matki!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much! Do try the recipe

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  17. My mum is Gujrati and your post took me back to my childhood days when my Nani would lovingly serve us her delicious dishes. I visited your blog for the first time, thanks to MFA, must say that your content is very interesting. Keep writing :).

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much!πŸ’•

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  18. Ruchi says:

    I love ΰ€—ΰ₯ΰ€œΰ€°ΰ€Ύΰ€€ΰ₯€ ΰ€₯ΰ€Ύΰ€²ΰ₯€ ! Only problem is quantity is too much .and after a little I feel full and then whosoever is serving feels I didn’t like

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    1. shail says:

      Haha! Gujjus love a fully filled thali and therefore the guests thali can never be empty. We love to eat and feed too.

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  19. Rashi Roy says:

    Loved it. Have spent a few years in Gujarat and have tried all that you have mentioned. Now I feel like trying something today!

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u Rashi! 😊😊

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  20. Varsh says:

    I’ve had and cooked many Gujrati dishes. This platter is just too good and tempting. However, being a Marwari used to having sour kadhi, I haven’t developed the taste for sweet Gujrati kadhi yet.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much! Gujrati kadhi us combo of sour and sweet.

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  21. Deepa says:

    I am a big fan of Gujarati food. I try dhokla and thepla but not tried anything else yet. The thali looks so yummy.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much.πŸ’•

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      1. Such a yummy platter of dishes. I’d definitely try them sooner. #tmmreads

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      2. shail says:

        Thank u so much!

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  22. Harjeet Kaur says:

    Wonderful platter, Shail. I am going to try the kadhi for sure. I love theplas but have never made them at home

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much Harjeet Ji. Do try the Kadhi. Thepla is the easiest to make, do try that also.

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  23. The taste found in a gujarati thali is on a next level only. Thanks for adding the recipe for it as well. Quite helpful.

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    1. shail says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  24. Gujarati and Rajasthani are two delicacies I love and have many friends from these regions who have been great friends who helped me love these delicacies.. Now with some of the DIY recipes, I would try making them at home and surprising my family in the coming days…

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    1. shail says:

      Thats great! Do try this thali. All the components are easy to make and tasty too.

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  25. Ninu Nair says:

    When my cousin lived in Ahmedabad, I used to visit him and had found Gujrati Thali so yummy! So this post brought back those memories!!
    But I am not sure if I could try this at home and the result would out as good as yours!

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    1. shail says:

      Do try it out because it is very easy and it will as tasty. I am happy it brought back good memories for you.

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  26. PRB says:

    Absolutely love Thepla! one of my friend’s mother used to roll it so thin that it was almost transparent. Thanks for sharing the entire thaali.

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    1. shail says:

      I also roll it with jam or chunda (gujrati pickle) in between if I have to carry it in tiffin.

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  27. yogitaamitjoshi says:

    Gujrati food is my weakness and i m drooling over this delicious thali… Surely gonna replicate it this weekend

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much! Do try it.

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  28. mahekg says:

    I felt this is the most delicious blog I have read in the #MyFriendAlexa season. I love having thalis totally and your post has all the recipes and they look really easy to make so I would be trying for sure.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much!

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  29. Trablogger says:

    This reminded me of the time I went to Gujarati Bhavan in Delhi for lunch! Though while I visited Gujarat I never tried a full Gujarati thali.

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    1. shail says:

      Thats great! Try the gujrati thali also the one I have posted is the most basic thali.

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      1. Trablogger says:

        Yes, I did try, but not while I was in Gujarat

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  30. Only thing I don’t like about Gujarati cuisine is that they try to make every sabzi or curry sweet. Please intivite me if you make without sugar.

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    1. shail says:

      Haha, that is gujrati signature item how can I delete it. But we use sugar only in gujrati items, you can check out my other recipes also they do not have sugar in it.

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  31. Oh my God, I am drooling. I just love this Gujrati Thai spread

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much!

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  32. TheMomSagas says:

    That’s one yummy platter. Thepla is my fav too

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much.

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  33. aktal2012 says:

    Loved the Gujju platter will try the recipes. Theplas are yum I make them often

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  34. Nils says:

    The thali looks delicious. The moong-matki sabji sounds really interesting. Thanks for this wonderfully colorful post. You are right when you say we eat with our eyes first.

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much!

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  35. Haimanti says:

    Yay to this Gujrati thali… I am going to try it as it’ll be quite different from what we eat everyday….Thanks for the recipes…

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  36. Delish! Thanks for the recipes. Will try the moong dal and thepla for sure. I love the Gujrathi kadhi and we make it often too. πŸ™‚ #MyFriendAlexa #TinaReads

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    1. shail says:

      Thank u so much!

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