Gathiya is a chickpea flour-based deep-fried Indian snack. They are among the most popular snacks in the Indian state of Gujarat, along with Khakra, Fafda, Dhokla, and Khandvi (among others). They are a favourite tea time snack not only in Gujarat but also throughout India and among NRIs. Like most other Indian snacks, they are occasionally soft and not always crunchy. Mitha Gathiya is a sweeter variation. Gujarat's Bhavnagar is known for its wide range of Gathiya. The savoury and crispy Gujarati delicacy Papdi Gathiya is one of the most popular and all-time favourites. Papdi gathiya is a chickpea flour-based teatime evening snack served with papaya sambharo and fried chillies. It also has a long shelf life and can be kept for months in an airtight container. It's quick and simple to make, and it appeals to people of all ages. Besan papdi gathiya is a delectable snack that can also be eaten during midnight munchies. Papdi gathiya can also be eaten with green chillies achar, fried green chillies, green chutney, lehsun chutney or papaya sambharo. 

Here is an easy recipe for Papdi gathiya, mirchi achar and papaya sambharo that you can prepare and enjoy during your tea time-

Papdi Gathiya

Ingredients

  1. 2.5 cups gram flour
  2. 1 cup water
  3. oil
  4. Hing
  5. Salt
  6. Baking soda
  7. Black pepper

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, put gram flour.
  2. Then, mix the flour, salt, soda, a pinch of asafetida, and black pepper powder, as well as the oil and water.
  3. Make the dough by kneading it. 
  4. Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat.
  5. To make the papadi gathiya, press the dough with a frying spoon and deep fry it until it gets crispy. 
  6. Your papdi gathiya is ready to be served. You can keep it in an airtight container and store it for months. 

Papdi gathiya is the best Gujarati snack/ pinterest.com

 

Papaya Sambharo

Ingredients

  1. Raw papaya
  2. 1 tsp red chilli powder
  3. Salt to taste
  4. 1 tsp sugar
  5. Lemon Juice

Directions

  1. Using a slicer, cut and slice raw papaya.
  2. Then add 1 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 tsp lemon juice to taste.
  3. Mix all of the ingredients and serve.

Papaya sambharo is a sweet and tangy dish/ pinterest.com

 

Fried Green Chillies

Ingredients

  1. Green chillies ( washed and dried)
  2. 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  3. Cumin Seeds
  4. Salt to taste
  5. ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder
  6. ½ Lemon
  7.  Mustard Oil
  8. 1 pinch Asafoetida

Directions

  1. Slit all of the green chillies by using a sharp knife, 
  2. Add some mustard oil to a pan and heat it for a few minutes.
  3. Saute the asafoetida, cumin seeds, and green chillies for a few minutes.
  4. After that, add salt and stir once more.
  5. After the chiles have roasted for a few minutes, add the coriander and red chilli powders and stir thoroughly.
  6. Cover and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  7. Mix again after 3 minutes and add lemon juice.
  8. Your mirchi fry is ready to be served!

 Fried mirchi is a must-have dish with gathiya/ pinterest.com

 

Tips

  1. You may add some finely chopped raw mangoes to the papaya sambharo.
  2. For the fried mirchi, you may use big green chilli peppers and stuff some boiled potato inside before frying.