There is perhaps no end to the culinary treasures in the Indian cuisine. The wide variety of regional cuisines that offer a gamut of delicacies never fails to impress the world. Be it the rich Indian gravies or simple dal-chawal for lunch, the flavours in each dish is always at par. Gujarati cuisine, for instance, is known for its wide range of exotic dishes, from feather-soft dhoklas to crispy handvo, you will be spoiled for choice.
One of the oldest cuisines of India, Gujarati cuisine has an array of vegetarian dishes, each with a unique cooking style, spices and other ingredients besides being nutritious. It has a distinct flavour due to the pleasing combination of sweet and sour flavours. Be it the popular Kadhi or the wholesome and healthy Undhiyu, the distinct flavours would always impress your taste buds. One such dish is the Vagharela Chawal that is a subtle mix of sweet and sour.
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Vagharela chawal or bhaat is a tasty rice dish that can be made with leftover rice at home. A quick and easy one, vagharela bhaat is easily one of the most comforting dishes one can find in Indian cuisine. You can also make this as a side dish in a jiffy for a dinner party too! All you need is some cooked or soaked rice along with onions, sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardamom. Deep-fried onions are sautéed with caramelised sugar, cardamom and cinnamon and added to rice with salt till perfectly cooked.
No whole spices or chillies or any exotic ingredients, vagharela chawal makes for one of the simplest yet flavourful affairs. However, you can temper it with a fiery tadka of curry leaves and mustard seeds if you wish to add a little zing or simply pair with your favourite pickle!
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