3 Simple Gujarati Recipes

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Gujarati food has so much to offer in terms of taste, presentation and cooking techniques – it satisfies more than just hunger. Here are 3 simple Gujarati recipes that are high on taste and get made within 30 minutes - all you need to do is the right kind of prep.


Menu: Grilled Dhokla Sandwich

Tendli Sambariya

Churma Lapsi


Shopping list:

1 kg dhokla batter

100 grams of corn kernels

1 small green capsicum

1 small red capsicum

1 small yellow capsicum

50 grams of cottage cheese

250 grams tendli

100 grams of walnuts

1 small packet of white sesame seeds

1 small bottle of sesame seed oil

1 fresh coconut

100 grams of jaggery


For faster preparation


For dhokla make the green chutney, process the vegetables. Make the dhoklas and set aside to cool. Once cooled then cut it with a round cutter and set aside Make the stuffing mixture ready but do not add salt to it. For sambhariya clean the tendli scrap the coconut. For lapsi grind ½ cup of grain sugar in mixer to a fine powder.


How to go about it


Start with the lapsi first by making the jaggery mixture and then adding the flour and ghee mixture to it. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles. Set aside to cool. Then finish sambhariya first by preparing the mixture of walnuts, coconut, salt, sugar and mint in a bowl. Then cook the tendli when it is ¾ done add the coconut mixture and further cook till done. Add salt to the stuffing of dhoklas mixture and then assemble the dhoklas with chutney and stuffing and grill it by giving the tempering of sesame seeds and mustard seeds.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.