Surti Undhiyu Recipe

A Burst of Flavors from Gujarat

Surti Undhiyu is a traditional Gujarati dish with roots dating back centuries, featuring a mix of seasonal vegetables and aromatic spices.

Surti Undhiyu Recipe

  • Undhiyu is a traditional Gujarati dish that originates from the Surat region of India. It is a delightful medley of vegetables, spices, and unique flavors that make it a must-try for any food lover. Undhiyu is usually prepared during winter and served with hot puris (deep-fried bread) and shrikhand (sweet yogurt dessert). In this blog, we will guide you through the process of making Surati Undhiyu, ensuring an authentic culinary experience for four people.
Prep Time 60 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 1 hr 20 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Calories: 230 Cal Best Season: Winter


For the Undhiyu:

For the Masala Paste:

For the Garnish:


  1. Prepare the Masala Paste:
    • In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients listed under "Masala Paste" and grind them into a smooth paste. Set aside.
  2. Preparing the Vegetables:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the fenugreek leaves, pigeon peas beans, field beans, flat beans, purple yam, sweet potatoes, brinjals, raw bananas, and potatoes. 
    • Add ginger-garlic paste, coriander-cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, jaggery (or brown sugar), and salt. Mix everything together, ensuring that the spices are evenly coated on the vegetables. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. Cooking the Undhiyu:
    • Heat oil in a deep pan or a pressure cooker. Once hot, add the marinated vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.
    • If using a pressure cooker, add 1/4 cup of water, close the lid, and cook on medium heat for about 3 whistles. If using a pan, cover it with a tight-fitting lid and cook on low heat until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
    • Once the vegetables are cooked, add the freshly grated coconut and masala paste prepared earlier. Mix well and cook for another 5 minutes on low heat, allowing the flavors to blend together.
  4. Frying the Muthiyas :
    • While the Undhiyu is cooking, you can prepare the Muthiyas, which are fried dumplings made from fenugreek leaves and chickpea flour.
    • To make the Muthiyas, mix together 1 cup of chickpea flour, 1/4 cup of finely chopped fenugreek leaves, 1 teaspoon of red chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds, 1 teaspoon of sugar, salt to taste, and a tablespoon of oil.
    • Gradually add water to form a soft dough. Divide the dough into small portions and shape them into cylindrical or round dumplings.
    • Deep fry the Muthiyas in hot oil until golden brown and crisp. Drain excess oil on a kitchen towel.
  5. Serving:
    • Once the Undhiyu is ready, garnish it with finely chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.
    • Serve Surati Undhiyu hot with puris, shrikhand, and the fried Muthiyas on the side.
  6. Enjoy the Flavors of Surat:
    • Surati Undhiyu is a culinary masterpiece that showcases the vibrant and diverse flavors of Gujarat. The combination of fresh vegetables, aromatic spices, and the earthy taste of coconut creates a mouthwatering dish that will transport you to the streets of Surat. Whether you're a vegetarian or simply looking to explore new flavors, this recipe is sure to impress your taste buds and leave you craving for more. So, gather your ingredients, follow the steps, and savor the authentic taste of Surati Undhiyu with your loved ones!
Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 233kcal
Calories from Fat 90kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 343mg15%
Potassium 509mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%
Protein 7g15%

Calcium 50 mg
Iron 3.01 mg

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: Surati Undhiyu, Gujarati cuisine, Winter specialty, Traditional recipe, Mixed vegetable curry, Flavorsome spices,

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