Surti Papdi Undhiyu is a traditional dish from the Surat region of Gujarat state in India. It is a dish full of vegetables, nutrients, and multiple flavors.
This dish is sour in taste with a little bit of sweetness in it. Moreover, it also has a nutty taste because of ingredients like groundnuts and sesame.
Surti Papdi Undhiyu is a winter special dish comprising of vegetables available in winter. It is also a hallmark of Gujarati cuisine. The name of this dish is from Gujarati word ‘undhu’, meaning upside-down. It is a traditional dish cooked in earthen pots that are termed as ‘matlu’ which are fired from above. This gives the dish a unique earthy flavor and aroma.
Though Undhiya is a specialty of Surat, many other regions of Gujarat also cooks it. Surti style, Kathiyawadi style, and Matla Undhiyu are three popular variations of it.
People cook Undhiyu on special occasions and festivals like Uttarayan or Diwali. It is also a part of the menu in parties and get- to-gathers.
This dish is cooked in many steps and has a lip-smacking taste once prepared. The cooking of this mixture is a very slow and time-consuming process. So one requires to have patience when cooking this dish.
Gujarati loves eating Undhiya with Puri, chilled chaas, aamras orShrikhand. You can also serve this healthy vegetable with soft phulkas, jowar roti or bajra roti.