Sara Ali Khan’s Sunday Lunch Was A Wholesome Gujarati Affair
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Sara Ali Khan’s foodie adventures are interesting to watch. From her drool-worthy platters while on a vacation to her decadent dessert indulgences back home, the Bollywood actor never leaves a chance to let the foodie in her take charge. Just a few days ago, she was soaking up the sun in Goa, and it was all about yummy eats. From a plateful of fish curry and rice and a crispy Goan cutlet to a fusion of dishes, including grilled chicken with leafy veggies, Sara’s platter was enough to make us hungry. Now in her latest food shenanigan, the starlet can be seen noshing on a regional Indian delicacy, which spells all things comfort.  

Taking to her Instagram stories, Sara shared a glimpse of her Sunday lunch featuring the Gujarati classic - Undhiyu. The winter veggie was paired with a chapati. She thanked celebrity stylist Ami Patel for the meal and wrote, “Thank you for the yummiest undiyo. As long as you don’t expect me to wear any hot clothes for a week now”, along with heart and laughing emojis. She also added a couple of stickers to the picture, including ‘Sunday Funday’ and ‘Yummy’. She also used hashtag #gratitude and #sunday. Take a look at the picture: 

 A winter favourite in Gujarati households, Undhiyu is a wholesome delicacy. For the unversed, the dish derives its name from a Gujarati word, ‘undhu’, meaning upside down, and it can be traced to the original method of preparing this regional dish. Earlier, Undhiyu used to be prepared in earthen pots, called matkas. The pot was first filled with vegetables and then buried underground, while the fire from above trickled down through the porous holes of the pot to cook the food. The vegetables lent a smoky aroma and flavour once ready. The upside-down cooking technique makes Undhiyu a special treat in the Gujarati fare. 

The vegetables used in Undhiyu are a hearty affair and range from purple yam, sweet potatoes, brinjal, and kalal. Besides, Undhiyu also has bitter-spicy fenugreek dumplings, which are made from gram flour and methi and dunked into the vegetable mixture. All of this together makes for a wholesome, nutritious meal that one must-try during the winter season. If Sara has inspired you too to try Undhiyu for your next meal, we’ve got a simple recipe right here