The traditional Gujrati home- made savoury cake which is very nutritious.
For the Garnish
Mix the whole tuvar, urad and chana dals. Rinse and soak overnight. Soak brown rice separately overnight. Next day, drain and grind the mixture of pulses. Drain and grind the rice separately. Mix both these batters well. Keep it aside overnight to ferment. Add ginger-chilli paste, turmeric and chilli powder. Add lemon juice (optional), dry dates powder, salt and grated bottle gourd (or any vegetable of your choice). Prepare a dry tempering (tadka) of black seasame seeds, watermelon seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves.
Prepare a baking tray (lined with parchment paper if not of non-reactive material) and sprinkle the dry tempering on it. Pour and spread the batter. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 150 °C for 30 – 35 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve.