They say ‘Dudh ki nadiya behti hongi’ (Rivers of milk flow here) but here it is ‘Cheese aur Butter ki nadiyan’ (Rivers of cheese and butter). No wonder why Ahemdabadis have such huge stomachs and their ‘Dil Maange More’! (The heart wants more!)
Ahmedabad is known for its street food innovation. It is not just limited to Khakhra, Fafda and Dhokla. A vibrantly developed city, Ahmedabad is also very close to cheese and butter. They say ‘Dudh ki nadiya behti hongi’ (Rivers of milk flow here) but here it is ‘Cheese aur Butter ki nadiyan’ (Rivers of cheese and butter). No wonder why Ahemdabadis have such huge stomachs and their ‘Dil Maange More’! (The heart wants more!)
Non-vegetarian food vendors are not so common in Gujarat. However, we do know a few good places. Bhatiyar Gali is one of the places in Old Ahmedabad with a tradition of as old as 600 years of serving the non-vegetarians.
We will take you through this scented Gali (by-lane), let’s go!
Tawa Fried Delicacies at Akbar Hotel- There are a variety of dishes you could choose from like chilly chicken, chicken manchurian, paaya, chicken soup, butter chicken etc.
We would like to recommend you to try Green chicken, White chicken and Tawa chicken. The green chicken is simply amazing and has a proportionate blend of spices. The white one doesn’t have any turmeric or food colour added to it. It is very mild in flavour. The tawa fried is perfectly cooked, crispy from the outside and succulent and soft from the inside.
If you are in Ahmedabad, then tawa fried chicken, mutton etc are a must try!
Price- INR 450 for two people (approx).
Keema Samosa and Chicken Dana at Bera Samosa Shop- Keema samosa is a bite- sized triangular deep fried patty. It has a crunchy crust and a filling of chopped onion, garlic, chilly and meat. The combination tastes very wholesome!
Chicken Dana is a spicy cutlet. This one is very soft, breakable and chewy. If you are here, these two should definitely be your go to!
Price- INR 100 for two people.
Halwa at Mansuri Halwa House- Please try this, you’ll be blessed! Also, having had a meat tour, some sweets are definitely a relaxation to the spicy taste buds!
It cannot be emphasised on how good the halwas of this place are! There is pineapple, chikoo, milk, ‘kaju magaj’, ‘lauki’, dry fruits, fig, Karachi halwa etc. (the list is endless, there’s lots!)
Your must try list should have Pineapple and Kaju Magaj Halwa. Kaju means ‘Cashews’ and Magaj means ‘Muskmelon and Watermelon Seeds’. The blend is grainy and gelatinous. These are big time mouthwatering items.
We assure you, you’ll take some with you.
Price- INR 300- 350 kg.
Bhaji at Noorani Bara Handi-This shop is not in Bhatiyar Gali.
Here twelve pots are buried in the floor and on a woodfire the meat is cooked! The setup of this shop looks very beautiful! There are a myriad of things to choose from! There are different parts of buffalo and goat available. There’s foot, there’s tortoise, there’s nalli nahari etc.
One interesting thing you could try here is Bhaji. It has goat’s kidney, liver and other pieces all cooked together in a gravy. Khameer or Tandoori roti is served with it. It has a really good taste and you will be able to extract all the flavours and spices from it.
Price- INR 350 for two people.
It is safe to say that while Ahmedabad is famous for its vegetarian innovations, the non-vegetarians are not far behind in the race. We hope you enjoyed our list, we have more to tell you!
Stay tuned and watch the video below to get a glimpse of all these dishes!