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Top 10 Food Items to Eat in Gujarat

Updated: Feb 13, 2023

There is one popular saying “Surat Nu Jaman Ane Kashi Nu Maran” which means that if we eat in Surat and die at Varanasi then we will go to heaven.

And by this fact, there is no denying that Gujarati food is no less than a heavenly feeling for your tastebuds. Gujarati food dishes are like a cherry on the cake for your next trip to Gujarat. So, to cherish your taste buds we are here with the Top 10 Gujarati delicacies that you shouldn't miss!

1. Khandvi

Soft rolls made of gram flour and tempered with coconut, mustard seeds, and curry leaves, this is the perfect melt-in-the-mouth snack. And trust us, once you start eating it, there is no end.

2. Handvo

This dish is like a vegetable cake. This item is not only a tasty snack but also a healthy option. Handvo is mainly made up of various lentils, bottle gourd filling and crushed peanuts. The cake is considered slightly similar to Dhokla in terms of texture, but where it differentiates is in taste.

3. Dhokla

This would probably be the most common and loved Gujarati dish. Now khaman is not restricted to Gujarat. It is the staple breakfast for almost all Indians now. A spongy dish made of fermented rice and chickpeas is worth eating.

Pro tip: it tastes best with green chutney.

4. Khichu

Talking about food items, have you ever tried eating dough? If not then try Khichu. It is a dough for making papad, however, owing to its taste it is also consumed as a snack or side dish. It is made from rice flour, however, other flours are sometimes used.

5. Patra

Here we are with another healthy and tasty dish. It will satisfy your craving for a snack and keep you healthy too. What a combo right? It is prepared with nutritious colocasia leaves which are stuffed with a mix of ingredients such as garam masala, gram flour, mustard seeds, sesame seeds etc.

Already drooling?

6. Gathiya

Imagine a good rainfall in the middle of the old streets of Ahmedabad with a hot “adarak chai” in your hand. So what will go best with the weather and tea? Some deep fried Indian style snack and that’s when Gathiya comes into the picture.

Do we need to say more?

7. Fafda-Jalebi

By this time almost everybody knows this sweet and salty combination. All thanks to our Jethalal Gada. If you know about Jetha Bhai then we need not say more about this. Fafda is a crunchy snack that is made with gram flour, turmeric, and carom seeds.

8. Undhiyu

If you ever get to visit Gujarat during the Uttarayan festival then you will witness that in almost every household one food item is made and that is Undhiyu. It is a mixed vegetable dish that is cooked upside down underground in clay pots. Sounds fascinating right?

9. Thepla

Thepla is a flatbread prepared in multiple variations like with fenugreek leaves, wheat flour, or cumin seeds. The variety of vibrant flavours makes it very difficult to ignore it.

10. Ghari

We like to end things on a sweet note so here it is. Ghari is a Gujarati sweet dish. It is round in shape with a sweet filling inside. To add more excitement to this sweet, it is available in various flavours like pistachio, elaichi, almond, and kesar.

Gujarat is the state where people love to eat and this list is the proof. Food is the best way to connect with others, and this a humble attempt from our side to introduce you to some of the best dishes of Gujarat and have an instant connection with your inner Gujarati.

So, what are you going to try next?

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