Street Foods in Gujarat

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The title of this article is fascinating in its term and many of you must have recalled the famous dialogue of 3 Idiots movie passed by Kareena Kapoor “Tum Gujarati logo ka khana itna khatarnak kyu hota hai”, Although the names of Gujarati cuisines sounds too weird, try reciting the names of these Gujarati foods Jalebi, Fafda, Dhokla, Thepla, Handvo, etc. but yes like the names sound a kind of missile same happens with the taste of these cuisines. The dishes served here are added with the spices with sweet fragrance and flavor. However, if you are a non-vegetarian then you need to struggle a lot in satisfying your desire of non-vegetarian food as most of the restaurants do not serve non-vegetarian food but yes you can find it at a few places. You all must agree with my statement that binging on street foods is more enticing and enriching than sitting on chairs and ordering food.

Street Foods of Gujarat

Check out the list of some of the most popular places serving street foods in Gujarat that are perfect to treat your taste buds. It is completely fair to say that Gujarat is unbeatable in terms of serving street foods to its guests.

  1. Dabeli

One of the most loved and ordered dishes in Gujarat, Dabeli is cooked with mashed potatoes mixed with the Dabeli masala. This stuffing is then put into the burger and this is how the delicious Gujarati street food is ready to be served with Chutney. Although this street food can be found in any part of the day if you want to binge on the real taste of Dabeli then drive towards Bhai Dabeli that is famous among travelers for its service.

  1. Fafda and Jalebi

You get a perfect balance of sweet and salty flavor with Fafda and Jalebi. These are the two snacks that are generally consumed together and there is no need to worry about indigestion as these are light. Cardamom Seeds, Gram Flour, and turmeric are the ingredients that are used to cook Fafda and to make Jalebi the batter of deep-frying maida flour is used and after frying it in the oil it is dipped into the sugar syrup. Fafda is crispy and is served with chutney. One can find this delicacy on the side of the road and if you are concerned about hygiene then go to some shops serving this sweet and salty combo.

  1. Khaman

Khaman is something that is not only tasty but also doesn’t affect your health. This is a sort of steamed snack cooked of chickpea flour and the freshly prepared ground lentils. As per the recipe of this snack, Eno an antacid is being used which serves as the raising agent and is available online as well as in any common Indian grocery store. Without adding this raising agent, this Indian cake won’t rise as much as it is required. If in case you don’t find this raising agent then you can also add citric acid or baking soda as the substitutes. This is one of the popular snacks that are served as an early morning meal and also on birthdays.

  1. Poha

Although this light dish is served in many parts of the country but the taste of Gujarati Poha is something incomparable and incredible. Serving Poha on your breakfast plate is something that gives a perfect and relishing start to your day. The recipe to cook Poha starts with soaking and rinsing Poha in water for almost 5-7 minutes. Put oil in the pan, heat it and then add mustard seeds and once the seeds crackle, add curry leaves, cumin seeds, crushed roasted peanuts, and slit green chilly. Next add finely chopped tomatoes as per the taste, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, and salt. Cook it for a few minutes and then add the soaked Poha in the frying pan and then give a final touch to your dish with sugar and lemon juice and let it be cooked for 2 minutes.

  1. Pav Bhaji

One of the most sought and desired street foods in India, Pav Bhaji is generally called a Maharashtrian dishes and it is believed that earlier this snack was limited to Mumbai but now Pav Bhaji is popular in almost all parts of the country. Every street shopping is incomplete in Gujarat if you don’t binge on this delicacy. A dollop of butter stuffed with the spicy mixture adds more taste to your food.

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