Gujjus are well-known foodies. We can live without water but not without the much needed and required food. Some of the Gujarati snacks like Fafda, Thepla, CholaFali are very famous all over the country. Here is a list of few amazing and lip-smacking food items that you should try at least once if you are visiting Ahmedabad:
- GWALIA DOSA
Imagine Dhosa cooked just in butter. And then add some more butter to it. Now serve it with butter. That is what Gwalia Dhosa is. Gwalia Dhosa is served at Manekchowk and tops the list of what to have there. You can never ever be satisfied with just one.
- MAGGI BHAJIA
There are so many ways in which you can have Maggi. Yet this is surely unusual of the lot. Maggi bhajia when paired with onions and green chillis will make a dish you will cherish. Maggi Bhajia center at Karnavati Club Road is very famous for this unique dish.
- ICECREAM BHAJIA
Just like normal bhajias, bits of ice creams are deep fried to make bhajias out of them. They are a strange mix of hot served with cold. Have them with green chutney or tomato ketchup and they will feel tangy yet sweet.
- JAIL NA BHAJIA
The Bhajia here are cooked and sold by the inmates of Sabarmati Jail. They are very famous and are super yummy. If you are in Ahmedabad, this is surely a to-go place.
- ICECREAM SANDWICH
Yet another cool and different ice-cream item! This sandwich is served with ice cream for fillers and other normal sandwich fillings like cheese, butter, and veggies. Try them at Manekchowk with other sandwiches like Pineapple Sandwich. It will surely make your meal at Manekchowk worthwhile.
- TAWA ICECREAM
Yes, these ice creams are made on Tawa. The ice creams are cooked, cut in slices and then served.
- CHOCOLATE PIZZA AND SANDWICH
The sweet taste of Chocolate, when coupled with the tangy taste of Pizza and Sandwich, is surely something you won’t get enough of. Try this at Manekchowk and you will keep asking for more.
- VARIETY OF KHAKHRAS
Khakhra is something you will find at any Gujju’s home. They are known to be a proper and fine mixture of healthy and tasty food. Nowadays, khakhras too come in various flavors like PavBhajikhakhra, Mint Khakhra, Vanilla Khakhra, DabeliKhakhra to name a few.
- TEA AND MASKA BUN
Amdavad is known for its Ketli Chai. This roadside kettle made tea is rich in aroma and has uniformly enjoyable taste. Try out the Chai at Lucky’s Teastall, IIM’s RamuKakani Chai or have it with Maska Bun at VS Hospital Road- you are sure to comeback for these.
One of the infamous Gujarati delicacies is Khaman-Dhokla. This is available at almost every streetside “Farsan” shops. Those unaware about this can often confuse Dhokla with Khaman. When served with freshly chopped onions, Sev, green chilies and coriander leaves, Khaman will leave you with a lingering taste.