Every year, Gujrat celebrates number of festivals. The International Kite Festival (Uttarayan) is regarded as one of the biggest festival celebration.

Undhiyu is a Gujarati mixed vegetable dish that is a regional specialty of Gujarat. The name of this dish comes from the Gujarati words “Matlu” meaning earthen pot and “Undhu” meaning upside down since they have been traditionally cooked upside down underground in earthen pots fired from above.

Undhiyu is a delicious mix of vegetables, mainly root vegetables, with beans and muthias cooked in a green masala. The traditional ones are cooked in an earthen pot over firewood, the ones in restaurants float in a lot of oil.

Today I am presenting Undhiyu made in less oil for today’s calorie conscious people.



Surati beans(wal papadi)-1Bowl

Raw Banana-1

Elephant Foot ( Suran) -1 Bowl


Potato-5 (Baby P0tatos)                20150114_140646

Green Chillies-2-3


Coriander-1 Bowl

Oil-2-3Tb spoon

Astafodia(Hing)-1/4 T Spoon

Turmeric-1/4T Spoon

Carom Seeds(Ajwain)-1/4 T Spoon

Salt- To Taste


Lemon juice – Of One medium size Lemon

Red Chilli Powder-1 T Spoon

Groundnut Powder-1 Tb Spoon

Seasame (Til)-1 Tb Spoon

Jeera-1/4 T Spoon

Cashew-5 or 6

Garam masala-1/2 T Spoon

Grated Coconut-1 Tb Spoon

For Methi Ghatta(Muthia)

Finely Chopped Fenugugreek Leaves(Methi Leaves)-1 Bowl

Bengal Gram Flour(Besan)-1 Bowl                      20150114_142621

Chilli Powder-3/4 T Spoon

Grated Coconut-3/4 T Spoon

Salt-To Taste

Ground nut oil-3/4 Tb Spoon


Mix all the Ghatta ingridents and make stiff dough.

Make small oval dumplings and keep aside

Take Green chillies,ginger,groundnut,seasame, cashew,coconut and grind it.

Add red chilli powder,turmeric powder,garam masala and mix it well with lemon juice & jaggery. Keep Aside.

Take a heavy bottom pan,Heat sufficient oil and deep fry all the muthias kept aside.Let it cool down.

In the same pan add ajwain , jeera , hing & one by one add all vegetables.Every time while adding vegetables stir well so that it fries well.Add grinded masala, Salt , little water and cover it to cook  properly.This will also help to protect the aroma.

Once it cooked well then add few Muthias and coriander leaves , Mix it well.

Garnish the preparation with remaining Muthias & corriander leaves.

Undhiyu Can be serve hot with Puri or can be eaten as it is.

Both taste Awesome.


This Undhiyu Recipe specially made for calories conscious people.

It also tastes good if all vegetables fried in oil.


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