Authentic Gujarati Cuisines

History of Gujarati Cuisine

Gujarati cuisine derived from the state of Gujarat which is situated in western India. Jainism and Vaishnav these are the most common and populated communities in Gujarat and because of these both communities the food habits are mostly Vegetarian. Gujarati cuisine is well known for their snack item. Gujarat is divided into Surat, Kachchh, Kathiyawad, and north Gujarat. All these regions contribute their unique food features and taste to Gujarati cuisine. Gujarati’s normally use sugar OR jaggery in all their food preparations. Cooking style of Gujarati is food is different and quite unique.

Food Culture


         Peoples of Surat are so foody and they are having a strong taste buds. And because of this strong taste buds, they developed a taste, variety, quality.

The staple food of Surat is-

Surti Locho

Surati Rasawala Khaman

Alu Puri

Surati Sarasiya Khaja

Surati Ghari


Surti Undhiyu


                      Kacchi people are very simple and thoughtful people. Their food habits are satvik. Rann utsov is the most popular festival to attend in kachchh. Usually kucchi thali consist of rotla or roti, curd or buttermilk, dal, shak, papad, farsan.

The staple food of Kachchh is-

Fresh Green Chana Roasted with their Pods

Kacchi Dabeli

Khichdi & Kadhi


                  Kathiyawadi thali is very much famous cuisine of this region. We can describe kathiyawadi thali under the spicy and greasy variant of Gujarati thali. This thali has generous use of onion and garlic.

The staple food of Kathiyawad Tali is-

Papad ki Sabji

Sev Tamatar Nu Shaak

Tindora Nu Shaak

Kathiyawadi Dhokli Nu Shaak

Tikhari or Kadhi


Zymin Nutrition Meter Rating –

Gujarati cuisine is known for its snacks and healthy dishes.The use of ghee is more which increases the fat content of the food. Most part of Gujarat is vegetarian which good for overall health. Gujarati food could be the healthiest if ghee could be used in moderation.

Cuisine Rating – 6

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