We are all ecstatic that India has made it to the World Cup finals. The final match is going to be organised in Ahemdabad , a city famous for its vibrant food culture. Let us look at some delectable street foods one can try in Ahemdabad.
As India makes it to the World Cup final, we will all be cheering for our country even if we can't make it to the stadium. For those of you who don't know, India will be competing against Australia on 19th November at the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad. This is the largest stadium in the world with a seating capacity of more than 1,30,000 people. On that note, most of us have heard about the conventional Gujju snacks. But how many of us know about the specialities of Ahmedabad? If you happen to be in Ahmedabad during the World Cup finals, then here are some food items that you shouldn't miss out on.
* Asharfi Ni Kulfi
Popularly known as the ‘King of Kool Kulfi’, this place offers some of the most mouth-melting Kulfis in Ahmedabad. It is a great way to end your meal and satisfy your craving for something sweet. Expect to find a big crowd at any time you visit this kulfi place but it is worth every single second of waiting.
Address: 10,Veemurti Complex, Opp. Oxford Tower, Gurukul Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
* Manek Chowk Street Food
Manekchowk is a very popular street in Ahmedabad and it is a great place for shopping. Because of the hustle and bustle and regular footfall of people, you will find a lot of street food in that area. The street food of Manik Chowk is so popular that people especially visit this place to try the different food items being sold. You can try their Pani puri, sev, dahi bhalle paav bhaji etc.
* Roadside Ketli and Maska Bun
People of Ahmedabad just like the rest of India love drinking chai. The chai made in Ahmedabad is very rich in taste and aroma. One of the most common delicacies enjoyed among the people of Ahmedabad during the evening is the roadside Chai with Muska bun. When in Ahmedabad, you must try this at least once from any of the available roadside options.
Dalvadas are very much like pakodas or fritters as we call them in English. These are crispy snacks that are made out of deep frying batter of daal along with a lot of spices and coriander. It is usually eaten with mint and coriander Chutney.
One of the most famous places to eat dalvada is the Shree Ambika Dalvada Centre.
Address: Shree Ambika Dalvada Centre, Navrangpura
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Many people think that the cuisine of Ahmedabad is only limited to vegetarian options. But for all the non-veg lovers Juhanpura is a scrumptious Samosa like Gujarati delicacy. You can get both mutton and chicken Juhanpura in Ahmedabad. It is served with a lot of mayonnaise and is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
* Das Kaka Khaman
Going to Ahmedabad and not trying Khaman is one of the biggest mistakes one can commit in their life. Many people think that Dhokla and Khaman are the same thing, which is not true. Khaman is a more tender and juicier version of Dhokla. It is garnished with a lot of mustard seeds, green, chilli, coriander leaves, and sev. The best place to try Khaman in Ahmedabad is the Das Kaka Khaman Outlets. There are multiple outlets and you can try any of them.
Address: Shop No.2, Trade Center, Stadium Five Cross Road, Navrangpura
* Indu Ben Khakra
Khakras are indulgent snacks. They are also guilt-free. Over time different flavours of Khakras have been introduced. Indu Ben Khakras are a very famous brand in Ahmedabad. Other than Khakras, you can also try many other authentic Gujarati snacks from this place.
Address: Behind Shilp Building, Opp. Sardar Patel Seva Samaj Hall, Nr. Thakor Bag Flat, Off C.G. Road, Navrangpura
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* Om Sai Paratha
This is one of the most special places in Ahmedabad to try crispy and hot parathas. If you are a Paratha lover then this place is going to shake you to the core. Although it is a part of the street food domain, you will have to book a table before visiting the place to avoid any waiting period. The craze for these Parathas in Ahmedabad is unimaginable. Also, the Parathas here are a little more expensive than your conventional street food items, but it is worth the money.
Address: Opposite Udgam School, Thaltej, Ahmedabad
These are some of the top food items and food places in Ahmedabad that you cannot miss out on. If you happen to be in Ahmedabad to cheer for India, then we recommend you plan a food trip after or before the match.