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Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Gandhinagar is complete without tasting the traditional Gandhinagar food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Gandhinagar to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.


  • Bajra No Rotlo: millet flour bread.
  • Chapatti: made with whole wheat flour, rolled thin.
  • Cholafali: spicy mixed flour fingers.
  • Dhokla: or Khaman, is a snack from the Indian state of Gujarat made with a fermented batter of gram (chickpeas).
  • Fafda: is a popular Gujarati snack.
  • Gajar no Sambharo: carrot with green chilli.
  • Khakhra: is a popular vegetarian roasted Gujarati Indian thin cracker bread or snack item.
  • Khandvi: is a delicious savoury made with gram flour and curds tempered with sesame seeds and mustard.
  • Lilva Kachori: are round shaped balls made of flour and stuffing with a variety of filling of your choice.
  • Methi Muthiya: steamed dumplings with vegetable or herbs.
  • Murukku: or Chakli, is a savoury snack popular in India.
  • Muthia: steamed dumpling.
  • Onion Bhajiya: a very popular snack in India.
  • Parotha: or Parotha, Parotta or Barotta, is a common layered flat bread of Southern India.
  • Puran Poli: is a traditional type of sweet flatbread made in India.
  • Puri: is an unleavened Indian bread.
  • Sev Khamani: is popular snack or farsan originated from Gujarat.
  • Thepla: or Dhebara, made with a mixture of flours, shallow fried, mildly spiced, usually contains shredded vegetables.


  • Birinda Saaru: kokum (cocum) soup.
  • Cauliflower soup: cauliflower, potato, garlic, ginger, spices.
  • Gujarati mango soup: is a common soup among Gujarati families in India.
  • Kadhi: is a spicy dish whose thick gravy is based on chickpea flour and contains vegetable fritters called pakoras.
  • Moong Dal: mung bean soup.


Main courses


  • Basundi: a sweetened dense milk made by boiling milk on low heat until the milk is reduced by half.
  • Barfi: a sweet confection from the Indian subcontinent.
  • Dudhi halwa: a sweet dish made from bottle gaurd.
  • Jaggery: Gur, unrefined brown sugar sold in blocks.
  • Jalebi: it is made by deep-frying batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in syrup.
  • Kansar: a sweet dessert dish from Gujarat.
  • Keri no ras: or Aamras, mango puree.
  • Kopra Pak: is a traditional sweet made using coconut.
  • Mohan Thal: a traditional Gujarati sweet.
  • Shrikhand: is an Indian sweet dish made of strained yogurt.
  • Sohan papdi: it is square in shape, and has a crisp and flaky texture.
  • Sukhdi: a Gujarati sweet made from wheat flour and jaggery in ghee.
  • Sutarfeni: a sweet and flaky dough shredded and garnished with pistachio.

Fast food

Street food

Drinks (Non-alcoholic)

  • Aam panna: is an Indian drink renowned for its heat resistant properties.
  • Chaach: contains raw milk, cream (malai) or yoghurt.
  • Jigarthanda: is a combination of two Hindi words: Jigar (Heart) and Thanda (cold).
  • Lassi: is a traditional Indian drink made from yogurt.
  • Nimbu pani: is a simple Indian summer drink similar to Lemonade.
  • Sharbat: is cooling beverage served in India.
  • Soma drink: also Somaras, served as a much prized historical beverage in India.

Drinks (Alcoholic)

  • Chhaang: is a relative of the more universally known beer.
  • Fenny: is a Goan liquor made from either coconut or the juice of the cashew apple.
  • Sonti: Indian rice wine.

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