Gujarati Undhiyu is a very popular and important vegetable that is made during auspicious family occasions, festivals and more importantly during the kite festival in Gujarat known as Uttarayan.
The name of the dish Undhiyu means upside down in Gujarati and it is originally cooked in an earthen pot that is sealed and buried upside down in the ground and fired from above. However, with modern cooking techniques, we cook this dish using saucepans and pressure cookers.
Undhiyu on a festive occasion can be served along with Methi Thepla, Khandvi, Puran Poli, Kadhi, Masala Chora Pulav, Paka Kela Raita and Mohanthal.
Have a look at more of the popular Gujarati Recipes:
Gujarati Palak Dhokla Recipe (Steamed Spinach Lentil Cakes)
Vatana Bateta Na Rotla Recipe (Gujarati Peas and Potato Cake)
Gujarati Methi Thepla (Spiced Indian Flat Bread with Fenugreek Leaves)
Bhakri Recipe (A Multigrain Gujarati Flat Bread Recipe)