By Niveditha Kalyanaraman
November 18th, 2023
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Amdavadis all over could easily boast about the vivid expanse of flavour the indigenous cuisine possesses. With the India vs Australia World Cup finals looming over us, you may start feeling the FOMO of not being in Ahmedabad. No worries, munch on some of its famous foods to take part in the experience! Here are 10 famous foods of Ahmedabad.
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These heavenly wheat discs are like flattened bites of heaven on your palate. Khakra is that one food item you could munch on any time of the day for those uncalled-for hunger pangs.
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The basic composition of gram flour makes Khaman different from the popular Dhokla.
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It is basically prepared with crumbled khaman and is equally delish. The snack is tempered with garlic, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves and chopped green chillies and garnished with pomegranate, coriander leaves, grated coconut and lots of sev. It tastes better than it sounds, as sev khamani is a perfect combination of spicy, sweet and sour flavours.
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Fried potato cakes topped with palatable white pea curry, this delicious brew of flavours has been given the title of Ragda Patties. This preparation is found exclusively in the western parts of India, thus making it an unmissable attraction when you’re in Ahmedabad.
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This beautiful concoction of sweet and savoury is popular in the state of Gujarat. Mainly due to its cultural significance of being the traditional snack consumed on Dussehra every year. Fafda Jalebi is hands down the most exquisite dessert one could indulge in after gorging on zesty grub all day.
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Originating from the nearby city of Surat, Surti Locho has found its way into the hearts of Ahmedabad's food enthusiasts. Made from gram flour and flavored with spices and herbs, this savory snack is steamed to perfection, resulting in a soft, spongy texture.
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When it comes to Gujarat's famous foods, Dhokla takes center stage. This steamed and spongy cake made from fermented rice and chickpea flour is a beloved snack and breakfast item in Ahmedabad.
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Khandvi is prepared by mixing chickpea flour with ginger-garlic paste, chilli, curd, and an assortment of spices. Khandvi is also renowned as a low-calorie snack that can be enjoyed guilt-free. Khandvis are available across all famous Ahmedabad food joints.
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Also known as Kutch Dabeli, this food item is a must-try while visiting Ahmedabad. Dabeli features a pav bun with the stuffing of a blend of potato combinations with mild, spicy, salty, and sweet flavours.
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It is a famous evening snack - best served with tea. The inviting local dish is also served with fried green chillies and chopped onions.
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