Gujarat is known for its rich culture, colourful festivals, and lip-smacking food. From the quintessential thepla, fafda to dhokla and more, Gujarati cuisine offers a wide range of delicacies and we foodies can't ask for more. Despite having a long coastline with delicious seafood, the Gujarati cuisine predominantly consists of dishes made entirely with vegetables, lentils, spices, and some local ingredients. These ingredients also help this cuisine to have a distinctive taste of its own, making it class apart! Adding to the list of delicious vegetarian Gujarati delicacies, here, we bring you one recipe that has left a long-lasting impression on us. It is called Bhajiya Usal.
Made with crispy and fluffy pakoras, dipped into spicy usal gravy and topped with crunchy sev, and chopped onion, this recipe will set your taste buds on a whole new culinary experience. And if you are a spicy food lover, there's no recipe better than this! We hear you, already slurping! Let's head straight into the recipe. Take a look below.
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Bhajiya Usal Recipe: How To Make Bhajiya Usal
To begin with the recipe, you first need to make masala for usal. For this, take a pan, add coriander seeds, sesame seeds, cloves, cinnamon sticks, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, and roast for a few minutes.
Now, take a grinder, add the roasted spices along with red chilli powder, turmeric powder, amchur powder, and salt to taste. Grind together until a coarse powder.
Once the masala is ready, the next step is to make the gravy. In a pressure cooker, add soaked white peas, turmeric powder, salt, and oil. Pressure cook this until 4 whistles. For the complete recipe of usal, click here.
Now for methi na gota (bhajiya), take a mixing bowl, add methi leaves, besan, cumin powder, carom seeds, hing, coriander leaves and salt. Mix everything well. The next step is to add some curd and water to bind the batter. For the complete recipe, click here.
To assemble, place the bhajiyas on a plate, pour the usal gravy on top of it; garnish with sev, and chopped onion.
Try this delicious recipe as your next evening meal and let us know how it turned out! For more delicious Gujarati recipes, click here.