Undhiyu is a Gujarati dish, and it is a one-pot casserole dish. Making an Undhiyu takes time and patience. Traditionally the dish is cooked or fried in batches. The recipe of the bowl is easy and simple.


  • Purple yam (kand) peeled 250 grams
  • Green garlic 1/2 cup
  • Green peas shelled 1/2 cup
  • Scraped coconut 3/4
  • Surti papdi stringed seeds separated 300 grams
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 4 cups
  • Ginger-green chilli paste 2 tablespoons
  • Baking powder a pinch
  • Baby potatoes,peeled 8
  • Baby brinjals slit into 4 without cutting through 6
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

For Muthiya :

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 1/2 cup
  • Gram flour (besan) 1/4 cup
  • Fresh fenugreek (methi) chopped 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste 1 teaspoon
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Yogurt


  1. To make muthiyas mix wheat flour and gram flour in a bowl. Add fenugreek leaves, salt, carom seeds, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ginger-green chilli paste, 2 tsps oil, yogurt and sufficient water and knead into stiff dough. Divide the dough into small equal portions and shape them into cylindrical muthiyas.
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the muthiyas till golden. Drain on absorbent paper. Cut purple yam into big cubes. Peel raw bananas and cut into big cubes and put into a bowl.
  3. Chop green garlic. Grind together green peas and ΒΌ cup coconut. Place surti papdi and their seeds in a bowl. Add some of the coconut-green pea mixture and mix. Mix remaining coconut, coriander leaves and green garlic.
  4. Add ginger-green chilli paste, pinch of soda and mix well. Pour 4 tbsps of the hot oil into a non stick pan. Add carom seeds and when they begin to change colour, add 2 cups water and let it come to a boil.
  5. Add purple yam, Add baby potatoes and brinjals. Add some of the coconut-green garlic mixture, remaining coconut green pea mixture and salt and mix well.