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Another day in Vadodara and today we explore their unique street food. Our food journey begins with a dish from the Kutch region known as Dabeli. We try two kinds of Dabeli, Kutch dabeli which doesn’t consist of any oil and butter while the Ahmedabadi special Dabeli is as we lovingly call maska maar ke!

Dabeli is a bun with lots of khajoor (dates) chutney, coriander chutney, tomato chutney, pomegranates and mashed potatoes with lots of dabeli masala in it which gives it a distinct flavour. Next, we head to the Canara coffee house famous for Poona Missal. Here, missal literally means mixture and Poona missal is a mix of sprouts, chopped onions, tomatoes and sev topped with lots of curd.

Next, we head to a very old shop immensely loved by the people of Gujrat known as the, Manmohan bhajiya samosa stall. Here the samosas were laced with tamarind chutney, finely chopped onions and green chillies giving it an edge from the usual samosas we all eat. Not to forget, they are very filling too!

Next, we go to Sainath wafers and try their fresh crispy potato wafers and their other varieties in it. Later, we head to the iconic sweet shop established by Duliram Ratanlal Sharma in 1885. Here we try the Penda dusted with powdered sugar and surprisingly it’s not overly sweet too! Thus, a must try when in Gujrat.

Walking through the streets of Vadodara we reach the Jaihind restaurant for some authentic Maharashtrian dishes. Here we try the cult Maharashtrian dishes like Sabudana Vada, Farali sabudana khichdi and shing laddoo. The Sabudana Vada was served fresh with the outer portion super crunchy served with peanut chutney and sweet raita with curry leaves and cumin seeds added to it. Sabudana khichdi which was composed with boiled potatoes, cumin, curry leaves and peanuts served with sweet raita. The shing laddoo was made up of peanuts, jiggery and ghee.

Next, we went to a really old shop which was 148 years old known as Tamrul Prakash and serves fresh herbal paan. Here we try the dry paan and the Calcutta paan. Next, we briefly stopped at the Shri Bhagyoday Dughdalay street shop for thick milk cream salad loaded with strawberries and other fruits. Simply amazing and a must try! It is a desert in itself! We then headed to the oldest bakery in vadodora known as the Shree surti bakery where we tried fresh crispy naan khati and coconut cookies. Best enjoyed with a cup of tea, the cookies would just melt in your mouth.

However, one of the major highlight was ShriRam tamtamwala where we tried the mix fruit tamtamwala. The tamtamwala is usually made of chick flour and consists of a variety of 24 mixtures served beautifully with tomatoes, chopped coriander leaves, sprinkled with pomegranates, lemon juice and kaccha aam powder.

We also then go to the new millennium restaurant where we try their chicken biryani served in dum style served with raita and spiced buttermilk.

In the late evening, we visited the night street food market also known as the ratri bazaar open till 4 am in the morning. Ratri bazaar is an amalgamation of cuisines all across India under one roof and thus caters to everyone food’s pallet. Here we try the cheese biryani served with cashews, caramelised onions and served with thick gravy. The biryani is caters to the hyderbadi style.

The street food journey ended on a sweet note as we went to laari lappa lassi and tried their laari lappa special lassi. The lassi is one of its kind, served with cream, cherries, gems, choco-chips, raisins, almonds served with ice-cream.


Places Visited:

Canara coffee house

Beside Premanand Hall, Dandia Bazar, Vadodara, 390001


Manmohan bhajiya samosa stall

Near, Surya Narayan Bag, Kharivav Rd, Raopura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


Sainath wafers

Bhanu Sadan, Vinoba Bhave Rd, Kothi Char Rasta, Salatwada, Anandpura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


Jaihind restaurant

Raopura Rd, Opposite Kumar Shala No:1, Raopura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


Tamrul Prakash paan shop

SB-37 Windsor Plaza, RC Dutt Rd, Alkapuri, Vadodara, Gujarat 390007


The Shri Bhagyoday Dughdalay

Vinoba Bhave Rd,Raopura Main Road, Near Tower, Raopura, Mandvi, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


Shree surti bakery

Mahajan Ln, Raopura, Mandvi, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


ShriRam tamtamwala

Chowkhandi, Main Road, Kansara Pole, Vadodara, Gujarat 390017


The new millennium restaurant

33,Sampatrao Colony, Near Hotel GRG, Alkapuri First lane nrJetalpur bridge, Jetalpur Rd, Vadodara, Gujarat 390005

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Vadodara food tour part 1

Today we visit Vadodara, formally known as Baroda as we begin our food tour. Vadodara is a beautiful city filled with culture and is the third largest city in the western part of India and the state Gujrat. It is also the cultural capital of the state, the locals are known as barodians and they immensely love their street food. The street food culture is vibrant with great influence of Maharashtrian cuisine. Both Maharashtrian and Gujrat cuisine coincide and co-exist with eachother. Also, the city happens to be technologically sound and well-maintained.

Along with Tuli Banerjee, a writer and a food blogger we embark on this journey to explore their street food. We started with kathiawadi khadki, a famous restaurant known to serve famous kathiawadi dishes. We were served with a full-fledged thali which consisted of two different kinds of bread, millet bread and corn bread along with sev tamatar, garlic pickle, and potatoes in garlic sauce, ringanu audu. Kathiawadi dishes are lot more spicy as compared to gujrati dishes since they are more on the sweet side. We ended our meal with rajbhog shrikhand filled with dry fruits is mainly made from hung yogurt and gehu ka ladoo topped with poppy seeds and is infused with ghee and jaggery.

We next headed to vishal samosa sandwich where we tried their basic sev sandwich. Our next destination was mahakali sev usal and tried their sev usal, a dish which is a mix of sweet, spicy and tangy flavours which is made from peas, indian spices, and garnished with sev. The dish is accompanied with pav. Right opposite to this shop we went to Rajasthan ice cream parlour which houses a huge variety of ice-creams. Here we tried one scoop of modak flavour, ginger and honey flavour, guava flavour, jamun flavour, jackfruit flavour, pan masala flavour, mawa flavour and kulf flavour. Each and every scoop had its own different taste and stood out. We also tried their rabri faluda ice-cream. Undoubtedly, when it comes to street food Gujrat is a land of innovations!

We also went to raju omelette shop which has its own outlets in USA, Thailand and Dubai and houses 30 different varieties of omelettes. We went on to try the butter crush omelette filled with loads of butter. Next, was Dayal Ragda pattice where we tried the ragda pattice, it is made up of potatoes and bread and is served with spicy chick pea curry topped with coriander chutney and crushed onions.

A very important component of Gujrati cuisine is farsan, salty snacks. In order to try this we head to Jagdish farshan where we try the local delicacies. Really crispy and crunchy, Gujrat is certainly a land of snacks! We next headed to mann shanti handwa and dhokla house. Here we tried the Handwo, a pan cake made up of multi-grain flour tempered with sesame seeds, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Truly delicious and was served with three different varieties of chutneys that simply complimented the dish. We stopped briefly at the delhi chaat corner to try pani puri with ragda. We also tried papdi na lot, a thick paste of rice flour which is steamed and is topped with oil and masala. Lastly, we head to Jay maruti nandan soda shop. A shop that is highly innovative with its soda drinks. We tried vimto soda drink, made with kokam, lemon and masala. We also tried the tulsi soda, extremely healthy and good for digestion after a full day filled with delicacies from around the city!

Places visited:

kathiawadi khadki

Four Ways, Navrang Cinema Rd, Near Tower, Raopura, Mandvi, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


Jay maruti nandan soda shop

2, Shivalay Complex, Lions Hall Rd, Haribhakti Extension, Krishna Society, Paris Nagar, Diwalipura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390015


delhi chaat corner

Mahalaxmi Complex, Near Bank of Baroda, Muktanand Road, Karelibaug, Vadodara


mann shanti handwa and dhokla house

Mahalaxmi Complex, Near Bank of Baroda, Muktanand Road, Karelibaug, Vadodara


raju omelette shop

C196, Thana Rd, Block C 2, Bhajanpura, Tukhmirpur, Delhi, 110053


vishal samosa sandwich

101, Alkapuri Rd, Aradhana Society, Vishwas Colony, Alkapuri, Vadodara, Gujarat 390020


mahakali sev usal

Nehru Bhawan, GF-14/15 Prathmesh Plaza, Palace Rd, Kirti Stambh, Behind, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


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Today, we explore the part of South Gujrat and Gujarat is certainly beautiful during heavy rains and monsoon and it only gets better with a hot cup of Chai! Along with Rohan Bhai and Yash Bhai we head to a morning chai place known as the Golden Tea point under the citylight flyover.

Later we head to a small town in Gujarat known as Rander where the local food culture assimilated the Burmese street food known as the Khaosa and the architecture is to look out for! We head to Lijjat khvasa centre and try their Khaosa. Khaosa is pan-fried chicken fried with lots of spices and served with green chillis, broth whose main component is peanut paste is topped with crushed papdi. Next we tick off the list, a 32 year old food cart run by Khalid bhai known as the Khalid aloo puri waala and tried their aloo puri, a bite-size dish served with white flour puris topped with, aloo, kokam chutney and sprinkled with crushed onions. After a quick tour of Rander, we headed to try an innovative dish known as locho. Here we try locho’s two different versions one with the peanut oil and the other with butter at Shriji Locho. Locho is a morning breakfast loved by people in Gujrat.

Next we moved to Madidi khamni shop and tried their Sew Khamni and Surti pettice which is basically, fried balls stuffed with mawa, dry fruits, fennel seeds and spices served with coriander chutney. Here we try the famous, Khandvi which is made up of besan. They are so thin in texture so they’re served rolled and are very delicate when it comes to its taste.

Next, we move on to Jalram Rasawala khaman and try their Rasawala khaman served with thick curry with is made up of 5 different kinds of dal and tempered with mustard seeds and topped with tomatoes and coriander leaves. This is best served with sweet lassi. Next we tried the popular drink of Surat known as Coco at A one coco a 60 year old shop. It is a thick drink made up of milk, chocolate powder, sugar and ice. We next headed to Dotiwala bakers and confectioners. Here we try the Naankhatai and surti biscuits. Surti biscuits are small-sized butter biscuits and they have short-breads known as Naankhatai.

In the evening, we headed to Lashkari Bhajiya. And here we try the Ratalu and tomato bhajiya. It is one of the most famous bhajiya shops in Gujrat. The deep-fried golden bhujiyas is served with green chillis and mustard chutney. Next, we try authentic surti non-vegetarion dishes like tapelu, prawn masala, bhajelu and much more… We try the prawn curry served in nice coriander gravy, sprinkled with Indian spices and topped it up with lemon juice! It was a bomb for the taste pallet! To end the meal, we go to the the ghantewaala paan shop and try their rose paan which simply melts in the mouth!



Golden Tea point

Lal Gate Main Road, Lal Gate, Surat – 395003, Opposite Chauta Bazar


Madidi khamni shop

Plot No 9, Bharat Housing, Udhna Magdala Road, Surat – 394210, Near Sardar Park


Lijjat khvasa centre

Kabutar Khana Mota Bazar Rd, Rander, Surat, Gujarat 395005


Lashkari Bhajiya

Sultanabad, Langar Char Rasta, Surat – Dumas Rd, Surat, Gujarat 394550


The ghantewaala paan shop

Gh-7, Western Park, Adajan Dn, Surat – 395009, Near Gangeshwar Mandir, Sneh Sankul Wadi


A one coco

L-42, Sargam Shopping Center, 1, Surat – Dumas Rd, Parle Point, Somanath Society, Umra Gam, Athwa, Surat, Gujarat 395007


Shriji Locho

1B, City Light Rd, Shringar Society, City Light Town, Athwa, Surat, Gujarat 395007


Khalid aloo puri waala

Parsiwad Rd, Rander, Surat, Gujarat 395005


Jalram Rasawala khaman

Chowkbazar,Nr.Jai Shankar Lassi,Surat., Surat, Gujarat 395003


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Today we explore the city of diamonds, Surat in Gujrat, India and explore their street food. Situated on the banks of Tapi river on the gulf of Khambat Surat is also known as the textile hub of the region or textile city of India. The culture of Surat has evolved and emerged into a beautiful amalgamation of other various cultures as people moved from various cities and communities to settle in the city.

Surat has a vibrant street food culture because of the assimilation of people from various diverse backgrounds. Today, with Rohan bhai an entrepreneur we tag along in search of amazing Surat street food.

4 am, early morning we headed out for an early breakfast to Zampa bazaar, old Surat. Even in early morning the bazaar was bustling live with people enjoying the breakfast. We straight head to chanbhai barahandi and try their nalli nahari with paya and fresh tandoori roti. Surprisingly, it is 120 years old! Nothing but, iconic. A very wholesome breakfast to begin the day with. Nalli nahari is tradiotnally non-vegetarian dish which is cooked slowly and found mainly in Old Delhi. Few steps from the shop we reach another shop where we try freshly- cooked malpuas. Here, the batter of malpuas was made using eggs. A perfect desert after a heavy meal! We then also tried the bun maska with fruit jam, a sweet bun lathered with homemade white butter and mixed-fruit jam. Our deal with zampa bazaar ended with a hot cup of tea and it’s a must go-to place when one comes to visit Surat.

Later in the day, Urviben, a food blogger joined us for lunch at G Dada shop. Here we try the Undhiyo, Handwo and vedmi all specialities of Gujrat. Here we tried the authentic Undhiyo which is available mostly and only in winters at this restaurant its present 365 days a year. We also try the kesar jalebis, perfectly cooked with an apt taste of saffron. Moreover, we also tried the other two dished Handwo and vedmi served with yoghurt. Its pretty similar to uttapam. Handwo is crispy and fluffy; all at once. In fact, its protein enriched thus, healthy. While Vedmi, is made of dal and topped with a strong cardamom taste.

We then next go to Hajoori Kulfi and try the khajoor akhrot which is milk-based and healthy! Next we try a unique fusion dish known as the khakhra chaat and kachori chaat at  jalaram dana chana. The khakra chaat is served with ketchup, green chutney, chopped onions, tomatoes and coriander topped with fried masala peanuts and sev. Infact, they are served with cult cheese and mayonnaise! While the kachori chaat is served with chopped tomatoes, onions and coriander leaves, sprinkled with masala and lemon juice. It is a wholesome meal in itself! We also, try the Jeeru, a local carbonated drink with the taste of jeera (cumin). It is a digestive drink, certainly, to be consumed after a good heavy Guajarati meal!

We then went to Khaudra gali, a street food lane in old town of Surat to try various other dishes. We first head towards, Mahesh dosa centre and try their Mysore dosa sprinkled with lots of spring onions and garlic. It is very thin in its consistency. Next, we go to Hanumante ice cream shop and try their badam shake topped with three scoops of ice-cream all of different flavours. Mainly, rose, mawa malai, rajbhog and American nut.

After a quick tour of the gali we briefly stop at the sarasiya khaaja shop to try a monsoon speciality khaaja. They are quite crispy & flaky and is best served with a cup of tea. We then move to shah jamnadas ghariwala an iconic shop established in 1989 where we try the traditional sweet known as ghari. We try the kesar badam Ghari, served with loads of ghee and stuffed with mawa and dry fruits.

Later, along with Basyt Saleh we again head to zampa bazaar and first go to Mohmaddi bakery and try their tunki. A speciality of Surat, it is a short crispy bread sprinkled with sesame seeds and also has pepper. Tunki is made up of white flour and is mainly consumed with mutton tikka. Next, we move to Sagar restaurant and try their chicken macchi masala. The chicken is marinated in fish masala and the gravy is very thick and rich in taste. Another speciality of this place is naan chaap and to try this we head to MG Chaapwala. The naan is stuffed with mint, kokam chutney and keema served with onions. It was a perfect meat sandwich full of bursting flavours! We go to a famous omelette centre known as the bhai bhai omelette shop which have 150 varieties of omelette.


Places visited:

Zampa bazaar

Madanzapa Rd, Opposite Azad Maidan, Bakrawadi, Sultanpura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


G Dada shop

4, Radhenagar Society, Ichhanath Road, Surat – 395007, Opposite Anmol Complex, Near Sargam Shopping Centre


Hajoori Kulfi

Shop No 1/3816, Chowk Bazar, Surat – 395003


Khaudra gali

opp. Gujarat Housing Board , opp. siddhi vinayak packaging , Tulsidham -, GIDC, Road ., vadodara , Gujarat, Gujarat 390011


Mahesh dosa centre

6/141, Khaudhara Gali, Shitalnath Chowk, Haripura Main Road, Haripura, Near Vinod Fashionwear, Surat-395003


Hanumante ice cream shop

Shop No 11, Nirmal Nagar, Parab Road, Sarthana, Surat – 395006, Sarthana Jakatnaka


sarasiya khaaja shop

3rd Floor, 13- Charotar Society, Manisha Chowkadi, O P Road, Vadodara, Gujarat 390020


shah jamnadas ghariwala

Opp. Mahalaxmi Mataji Temple, Shop No 19, Royal Residency, Ground floor Near Anand Mahal Rd, Chhatrapati Shivaji Cir, Adajan Gam, Adajan, Surat, Gujarat 395009


Mohmaddi bakery

Shop No 946/3, Zamba Bazar, Zampa Bazar, Surat – 395003, Opp.Monginis Cace Shop


Sagar restaurant

Kothi Road, Near Prince Cinema, Jubilee Baug, Sursagar North, Mandvi, Vadodara


MG Chaapwala

Near Patthar Gate, Madan Zampa, Chokshi Bazar, Vadodara, Gujarat 390001


bhai bhai omelette shop

Triveni Apartments, Shop- No 5, 6, Ground Floor, Nanpura New Rd, Opposite LIC Office, Timaliawad, Nanpura, Surat, Gujarat 395001


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Ahmedabad aka Amdavad, is a city located on the banks of Sabarmati river in Gujarat. The city has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub in India. When it comes to the arena of street food it is hands down the land of innovation and creativity. The variety of street food one get to taste in whole of Gujrat is incomparable. Since most of the population is vegetarian, the street dishes here is predominantly vegetarian.

We first headed to Mahavir food point and tried their cheese puff filled with mayonnaise, chopped vegetables, chilli flakes and topped with loads of cheese and ketchup. Next, we laid our hands on one of the authentic Guajarati snacks known as sew khamni at Shreeji Khaman Shops. The chana dal is crushed and stir fried with spices, ginger and chili and is served with sprinkled sev and lime juice. Next, we were accompanied by Piyush, a food enthusiast who took us on a street food tour to maharaj samosa centre and chavan house. Here we tried the Navtad samosa. These are tiny triangle shaped samosa filled with potatoes and peas are served with a thick chutney made of dal. Next we moved to Charbhuja sandwich shop to try their chutney and aloo matar sandwich. They serve no-frill sandwiches which are simple and taste just like homemade sandwiches. The aloo matar sandwich is a little bit on the sweeter side. We also tried the cheese chutney sandwich served with cheese, butter and coriander chutney. Next on our list, we ticked off the Ambica daalwada shop and tried their daalwada, the most popular thing during Ahmedabad rains! It is arguably the best daalwada shop in Ahmedabad. The vadas are served with greenchillis and coriander chutney.

We next headed to Shreeji krupa vadapav and tried their pan-fried vadapav served with loads of butter. You’ll find street food getting incorporated and improvised in every nook and corner of Ahmedabad.  Here at RK Egg eatery. Here we tried the Surti Ghotala. It is a curry paste made of onions, garlic, chillies, tomatoes etc. and it served with half-fried eggs. It is sprinkled with coriander leaves and lime juice along with 2 fried buns. Next, we move to the Induben Khakrawaala and tried the famous khakras. It is a healthy and tasty Gujrati snack.

To try the unique flavours of ice-cream we head to Derani Jethani ice-cream. Variali ice-cream is a must try here! They have a wide variety of flavours to offer. The flavours are refreshing and it has something to offer to everyone. We also went to the lucky tea stall and tried their bun maska and steaming cup of chai. This was in fact, MF Hussain’s favourite tea stall!


Mahavir food point

B/4, Tirthdevbhoomi Complex, Keshav Nagar Road, Near Subhash Bridge Circle, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380027


Shreeji Khaman Shops

Zara Complex, 5,6, Opposite, Shahibaug Rd, New Madhavpura Market, Jain Colony, Shahibag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380004


maharaj samosa centre and chavan house

Kunjan Complex, 1 & 2, Kumkum Society, Sardar Patel Stadium Rd, Naranpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380014


Lucky tea stall

Khamasha Road,Nr. musa Patel Automobiles Khamasha, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380001


Derani Jethani ice-cream

34, Chaitanya society, Nr. Staduim petrol pump, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380014


Ambica daalwada shop

Gota Gam Rd, Near S.G., Highway Park Society, Vasant Nagar, Gota, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382481


Induben Khakrawaala

Behind Shilp Building, Opp. Sardar Patel Sewa Samaj, Off. C.G.Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380009


Shreeji krupa vadapav

Himalaya Arcade, Shop No.3, Ground Floor, Shreeji Krupa Bombay Vadapav & Fastfood, Opp. Vastrapur Lake, Sargam Marg, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015