J for Jamanwar

Jamanvar is a Gujarati term for a hearty meal that has a number of dishes. Gujjus are really warm heart-ed folks with a love for food. The variety you find at a Gujju household is mind blowing. But the fun part is that these things that they eat day in and out like the farsaans are not heavy on the tummy [unless you eat HUGE quantities].

Let me break up the food types for you:

Farsaans- Bhajiya, handvo, khandvi, khaman, dhokla, phaphda, muthia, paatra, locho, dabeli, dal vada …. And each city has a different version of these.

Breads- Bajri no Rotlo, thepla/dhebra, bhakri, fulka, Jowar no rotlo, poori

Naasta- [Dont read this as Naashta] Khakhra, gathia, chowrafali, mamra, sev, mathia

Vegetables- [It is called shaaq] Made with all possible vegetables. Note worthy is undhio.

Rice- Khichdi, kheer, pulao

Dals- [They dont eat a lot of lentils] Moong Dal, Tuver dal

Sweets- Srikhand, basundhi, malpua, ladoos, ghugra, keri no ras, ghari, peda, sheera, burfi, doodhi no halvo, laapsi ……. and many many more.

Spices- Green chilly-ginger paste, Jaggery, dhaniya- jeera powder, rai, coriander.

Source Google
Thali I made at home
Thali I made at home

Do enjoy the jamanvar some day πŸ™‚

This post is a past of A-Z Blogging challenge.




11 thoughts on “J for Jamanwar

  1. Er… You forgot the achaars: Chhundo, katki, murabbo, etc!!!

    And the fact that a jamanwar is actually meant for a gathering… doing all this alone doesn’t help… you’ll need the madness that a whole Gujju family gathering provides πŸ˜›

  2. I love Gujju thali. And yes,When we had a Gujju family as our neighbours for the first time, we were so amazed to see them munching something or the other (all that you mentioned above) throughout the day! πŸ™‚

  3. kya ro cho tame…
    hamna aavi jau jamanvaar maate !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    geez… another mouth watering post after the jalebi !!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  4. I always enjoy dhokla, whenever I skip breakfast at home, i would prefer dhokla ! the thali pictured here is mouth watering, would like to try gujarathi thali in my city, thanks for sharing !

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