CWC 2023 Finals: 8 foods To Enjoy In Ahmedabad
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India had reached the finals of Cricket World Cup and is all set to face Australia at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. If you are one of the lucky ones to be able to get a ticket for this iconic match, make a fun foodie trip out of it! Here are 8 dishes that you must try if you are in Ahmedabad to enjoy this epic finale between India and Australia.


Recipe - Hebbars Kitchen

Our journey begins with the quintessential Gujarati snack, Dhokla. This steamed, spongy cake made from fermented rice and chickpea flour is a symbol of Gujarati hospitality. Served with a side of chutney and accompanied by fried green chillies, dhokla offers a great mix of sweetness and spice. Whether enjoyed as a breakfast item or an evening snack, dhokla embodies the warmth and simplicity of Ahmedabad's food.


Transitioning to the delicate side of Ahmedabad's cuisine, Khandvi takes center stage. These silky rolls made from gram flour and curd are seasoned with mustard seeds and topped with grated coconut and coriander. They look and taste equally delicious for you to enjoy each bite! This dish is definitely a must-try and should make it to your check-list.


No exploration of Ahmedabad's foodie treasures is complete without indulging in the sweet extravagance of Jalebi. These deep-fried, syrup-soaked spirals are a symphony of crispy exteriors and syrupy interiors. Whether relished on its own or paired with fafda, another local favourite, jalebi is a dessert that captures the essence of celebration in every bite. Keep a plate ready for when India wins the World Cup.


Speaking of Fafda, this crispy snack made from gram flour is a staple in Ahmedabad's street food scene. Served hot and accompanied by a variety of chutneys and even achaar, fafda provides a delightful contrast to the sweetness of jalebi. The ritual of enjoying Fafda-Jalebi during festivals and special occasions adds a touch of nostalgia to Ahmedabad's food culture.


Recipe - Masala Kitchen

Now, let's delve into the lesser-known but equally delightful street food – Surti Locho. Originated in Surat, it is pretty popular in Ahmedabad as well. This steamed and spiced lentil dish, topped with sev and accompanied by chutneys, introduces a unique flavour profile - something you must not have tried before. Surti Locho is a testament to Ahmedabad's ability to surprise and delight, something similar to the mind-blowing performance by Team India in the World Cup.


A walk through Ahmedabad's streets is incomplete without encountering the enticing aroma of dabeli. This spicy and yummy street food features a filling of mashed spiced potatoes encased in a pav, garnished with chutneys, sev, and pomegranate seeds. Dabeli is a dish that you once try and never forget the taste of.

Methi Thepla:

Rise and shine with the hearty flavours of Methi Thepla, a breakfast classic in Ahmedabad. These flatbreads, crafted from wheat flour, gram flour, and fresh fenugreek or methi leaves, are a perfect accompaniment to dahi or the sweet-spicy delight known as chunda. This breakfast delicacy is a must-try.


Concluding your gastronomic journey during the finals is handvo, a savory steamed cake. Prepared with a mix of rice, lentils, and vegetables, Handvo is baked to perfection, creating a crunchy exterior and a soft, flavourful interior. Tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, handvo offers a unique and wholesome eating experience.