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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular local food items in Jamnagar?

Aloke Bajpai DEC 10 2012
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The love that Gujaratis harbour for food is no secret. Food is an intrinsic part of the life in the whole of Gujarat, including Jamnagar. So much so that a trip to India is deemed incomplete if you haven’t stopped for a meal or two in the cities of Kutch. When it comes to Gujarati cuisine, you have some of the most delectable items like:


  • Dhokla

Though Dhokla is an essential part of Gujarati food, it’s one of the most loved of all fast food options across India. Look around for yellow, cheesecake like, small, alluring rectangles of gram flour when you enter the food lanes of Jamnagar and there you’ve it. Served with sweet and sour chutney, this mouthwatering snack is usually dressed with fresh coriander and black mustard seeds. You’ll savour the taste for long.


  • Basundi

It’s one of the most heavenly sweets that you would’ve ever tasted. A Gujarati thali stays incomplete without a generous dose of Basundi. This thick, creamy dessert is made of milk that’s stirred to its thickest best, imparting it a taste and aroma that’s tantalising to say the least. It’s sprinkled with a generous sweep of pistachios, almond and cashew slivers and saffron. Can you smell the sweetness in the air?   


  • Fafda

Fafda is another Gujarati snack that’s a hit with one and all. It’s more of thin, crisp sheets of gram flour and turmeric. It’s taken with special fafda chutney that’s made of  yogurt, black salt, gram flour, cumin seeds, coriander leaves, mustard seeds, mint and some essential Indian spices. It’s a combo worth a try, dig in rightaway!


  • Khandvi

Quite famous as a yummy tea time snack, Khandvi makes for an inherent part of Gujarati cuisine. A little on the sweeter side, this yellow coloured snack is made of gram flour and curd. The sprinkled blacks of mustard seeds make it look like an alluring spread of rolling fields of yellow hay, with black tulips standing in contrast.


If you still haven’t had a fill of the local favourites of the city, do try the vast variety of farsans, shaaks, bajri na rotlo, biranj, chorafali, laapsi and more. Jamnagar also prides itself for its street food that has Pakwan, Kachoris, Dhokla, Gathiya, Bhajia, Khandvi Daal, Dabeli bread, Gughra,, Bhel puri, Pani puri, Katka Bread, Jotta Bread, American Makaai, Bhaji Cone, Ras Patra, Puri, Chana Masale and Dry Fruit. Experience a ride to the gastronomical heaven. Visit Jamnagar!

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