2.Puran poli: This is another classic sweet dish popular all over the country and in Gujarat. In fact, there are many versions of puran poli. However, the preparation of this dish is anything but easy. It’s very hard for a cooking novice to pull this off; no wonder the final output is completely worth it. Gujarati puran poli’s chief ingredient is toovar dal. There is an array of spices in addition that are used in the dish. Make sure you find the right place to have an exclusive experience.
3.Aam Shrikhand: The perfect use of mangoes in the summer season can be found in this jaw dropping dessert, one which will satisfy every sweet tooth out there. Aam shrikhand is a treat for all mango lovers alike. It is a yogurt based dessert that is popular all across Gujarat.
Farsan (Snacks): These have garnered much acclaim to Gujarat and are now popular everywhere. Some names are hilarious and strange but the taste leaves a lasting impression without one shadow of a doubt.
5.Dhokla: By far the most popular Gujarati delight that has become world famous is Dhokla. These are small tasty delights which pack a punch. It can be made with gram flour or also with fermented dal mixed with rice. The mustard seeds add a distinct flavour to this dish. Many forms of dhoklas are available in the market today.
6.Fafda: The street food king of Gujarat, Fafda is basically long strips of gram flour mixed with spices. They are usually accompanied with papaya chutney, kadhi and fried green chillies. Before you take the plunge, just remember that it might spoil you for life.
7.Ganthia: These are flavoured deep fried besan strips. Ganthia is a popular evening time snack or munchy which makes sure that you would never have to suffer hungry evenings once you enter Gujarat.
8.Khandvi: This is one of the most popular evening snacks that have pure Guajarati origins. The bite sized delights simply melt in your mouth. The main ingredient is besan (gram flour) and yogurt. The garnishing is done with fresh coconut and coriander leaves that give it a distinct flavour.
10. Sev Tameta nu Shak: This is one of the easiest to make and tastiest Gujarati vegetables around. You must absolutely devour on it during your trip. The medley of sev and tomato is a delight to the senses. Have it with thepla for a never-before food experience.
11. Thepla: This is our all time favourite! These methi (fenugreek) parathas combined with sesame seeds, garlic and exotic spices make for a sumptuous meal. This is a must buy and you surely must carry some packets with you on your journey back.
12. Bhakhri: This is one of the most popular form of breads that you would find in all restaurants and food joints of Gujarat. It makes for a good combination with any shaak or dal. It is somewhat similar to a biscuit but less coarse in nature. It has distinct flavours of cumin seeds and is served with oodles of ghee. The best part about bhakhri is that it works well during dinner, lunch or breakfast.