4 Restaurants to savor an authentic Gujarati thali in Ahmedabad
Dal, Kadhi, Farsaan, Chaas, Shaak, Bakhri, and so much more – the traditional Gujarati dishes we can’t get enough of! Authentic flavors, variety of fragrant spices, and a balance of taste is what represents the truly desi Gujarati cuisine. And think about having a spread of Gujarati thali in the capital city of Gujarat? Salivating already? Refer to the list of where to find the best of them. Disclaimer: remember to go with an empty stomach!
Agashiye – The House of MG
Agashiye, located in the famous House of MG, is an award-winning, well-regarded restaurant known for its highly delicious Gujarati thali. The name Agashiye refers to terrace in Gujarati language. When at this restaurant, one can have two kinds of thalis – Silver and Kansa! The food at Agashiye is specially prepared using the native, in-house spices and products. The thalis feature a variety of food items including Farsaan, Kathol, Kadhi, Masedar Bataka, Bajari Ni Rab, Pickles, and Papad. Both the thalis are complimented with refreshing non-alcoholic drinks.
Address: Bhadra Rd, Opp. Sidi, Old City, Saiyad Jali, Lal Darwaja
Gordhan Thaal is a visually-pleasing place to have a traditional and an authentic Gujarati thali for a fairly reasonable price. For adults, the thali costs Rs. 300, while for kids, its priced at Rs. 250. The restaurant rightly captures the beauty of the Rajwadi panache through its décor, especially the Haveli-like entrance, which stands out in its own way. When at Gordhan, brace yourself to taste the most delicious Farsaan items, Fulkas, Shaak, Kadhi, and Raitas. Each of the dishes served at this restaurant is highly flavorful and delicious.
Address: Ground Floor, Sapath Complex, Opp. Rajpath Club, Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Hwy, Bodakdev
Vishalla is one of a kind restaurant in Ahmedabad which was designed by Mr. Surendra Patel who had a single aim of portraying the local life of the city through an eatery. As an extension of the theme, the guests at Vishalla don’t get to sit on dining tables but instead, on mats on the floor. Speaking of the food served here, it is served in a basket coated with a leaf, with mini bowls made from dried leaves. The thali consists of Lentils, Salads, and Green Vegetables. Once you’re through with the main course, you’ll be presented with a glass of Buttermilk, an assortment of Sweets, and most importantly, Ice-creams.
Address: Vasna Rd, Opp. Tol Naka, Rehnuma Society, Sanklit Nagar, Juhapura
Sited near Ambaji Temple, this restaurant is mostly known for its open-air dining area and rural-style ambiance. The décor is rustic and revives the feel of a typical rural Gujarati home. In terms of their menu, they serve a range of delicacies from the Kutchi and Marwadi cuisine. Rajwadu serves over 20 different kinds of vegetables, 10 plus forms of Farsans, and a spread of breads. The thali here costs somewhere around Rs. 700 for adults and Rs. 350 for kids. Besides a great culinary experience, the restaurant promises a great entertaining experience with some music performances and folk dance.
Address: Nr. Jivraj Tolnaka, Behind Ambaji Temple, Malav Talav
I assure, your love for Gujarati dishes will mount after visiting these restaurants in Ahmedabad!