{Recipe} Gujarat Special Gathiya

India is an ultimate country when it comes to culinary delights. There are many states in India and each state has its own unique identity that manifests into the food it offers. If Maharashtra has Puran Poli then West Bengal has Rasgulla.

One such state that offers all the pleasure to your tastebuds is Gujarat. Here eating every meal is a celebration. Each ingredient is used with a lot of thought and the result is simply too good…

While we are vacationing in India, I’m bringing you this authentic recipe of Gathiya AKA Vanela Gathiya – made by the temple Chef. One of the uncles of my Hubby is an expert and he prepares sweets and special delicacies for Temples.

So, without further ado, here is the recipe of  tasty Gathiya…

1. Make dough for Gathiya:

Tricky because you’ll have to get that exact consistency and smoothness.

Take besan i.e. Gram Flour. We took 1 kilogram. Add ajwain aka oregano seeds, hing aka asafoetida and salt. For spicier taste, add pepper.

On a side note, Ajwain and asafoetida helps in digestion and that helps in subsiding the grassiness of the gram flour.

Coming back to the recipe, mix equal amount of water and oil well. Use water in moderation because the dough has to be firm and cannot be loose at all.

Now add this water-oil mix to the gram flour and make dough. Massage well into a fine dough.

Pack the dough in a plastic bag or wrap so that it remains smooth and doesn’t dry out.

2. Side kicks:

Gathiya accomplices are equally great. You’ll need raw papaya, thick green chillies and  onion. If raw papaya is not available, go for carrot.

Wash and take out seeds from papaya and peel it. Grate it long and thin. Now add salt, sugar, lemon juice, coriander cumin powder, hing, chilli powder, garam masala and mix well.

peel onions and cut them coarse.

Time to work with those chillies now. Wash, dry and poke thigh green chillies. Start frying them in a heated oil. To be specific, fry them till their skin is slightly wrinkled. Take them out of the pan. After they cool down a bit, add hing and salt. Believe me, I ate 2-3 of them straightaway. They are not spicy and still tickle the tongue.

Now, let’s make and fry Gathiya:

Remember the dough that we made and wrapped in the plastic bag. Time to take it out. Take a bit of it and start rolling it into Gathiya. Wait, don’t forget to start heating the oil in a pan.

Now, this rolling of Gathiya needs practice and that’s why I took this video of our uncle who was making it.

Time to eat! Laughter, chit-chat and sharing with others enhance the taste of Gathiya even more ?

66 thoughts on “{Recipe} Gujarat Special Gathiya”

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  2. The way of making Gathiya sounds so interesting. I don’t know if I will ever have the patience. I would rather just eat it from the effort of someone else. LOL

  3. Yum yum… We should probably have a cross-share of recipe and then bring it to some sorta picnic or potluck for nice photos! The ingredients make me think that the dish is on the spicy side~

  4. I really enjoy Indian food, especially because I can eat vegetarian and vegan dishes so easily. The spice is so intense!! Great details in the photos. Thank you for sharing your amazing cooking.

  5. It’s the first time hearing about Gathiya. I am intrigued. I love all the videos and pictures too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. How fascinating! I have never heard about this snack, gathiya, but I enjoyed your recipe. I love Indian food but I’m afraid I have only prepared the basics so far. I’m going to check out more of your recipes!

  7. I’m so intrigued! I wonder how it tastes because of the raw papaya… Its flavour is quite strong so I’m curious about how it would come together 🙂

  8. this looks really good. I have family who are gujarati. but they never made this for me. Thanks for sharing now I may try to just make this hehe.

  9. “Time to eat! Laughter, chit-chat and sharing with others enhance the taste of Gathiya even more” this line fits so well while trying Gatiya. Moreover you have given recipe too so that anyone can cook and savor.

  10. This looks interesting, I have to admit that I don’t eat dishes from India often. What I have tried has been good but spicy. Never tried this before but regardless food, fun and laughter with others is always great.

  11. Ana Vukosavljevic

    I’m soo hungry right now! I want to try this. It looks and it sounds sooo delicious 😀 I saved it, I need to show it to my mom so she can make it to us 😀

  12. It looks like muruku? I bet it tastes awesome! Every bite packed with full of flavours of spices ? I don’t think we can buy it at any local store or Indian restaurants right?

  13. I’ve never heard of Gujarat but it looks absolutely delicious! I love Indian food. One of my dreams is to travel to India and enjoy the delicious flavors they have.

  14. It’s true! India’s language and cuisine changes every 100 feet. Unity in diversity. And such fantastic food! The recipe looks great! Will be trying it soon

  15. Corinne and Kirsty

    I never had gathiya before. I don’t know much about indian food but the few I have tried was insanely good. These looks so tasty! I am sure it is something my bf would love to make!

  16. This is a new kind of Indian recipe for me, I didn’t hear or seen it anywhere during my travels in India. I would love to try it, it doesn’t seem very hard to make. I might even find papaya at my local store!

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