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It is that time of the year when brothers and sisters choose to overlook each other’s annoying habits and look for their best traits. It is also time for everybody in the family to enjoy sweets, chocolates and other Indian preparations on this very beautiful festival.
During Rakshabandhan, all sweet shops and bakeries make special sweets, pastries and other desserts just for the occasion. Also, there are home bakers and chocolatiers who are also catering to a large section of society.
Here in Ahmedabad, 2 women 'Bella Shah' and 'Swati Rangwani', both operating their food business from home, make amazing gourmet sweets and chocolates and they are quite popular having a large annual turnover. Bella Shah says that clients are always looking for new sweets so they have to keep on innovating.
Also, many eateries and restaurants make new sweets for the festive occasion and some are even offering nice discounts. Here is a list of places to visit during this Rakshabandhan in Ahmedabad for amazing food and desserts.
List of eateries where Rakshabandhan delicacies are available in Ahmedabad
This sweet and snack joint is one of the best-known places for quality Indian sweets and snacks like Samosa, Dhokla, Kachori, and such other things. Check out their new sweets like Green Apple Klassic, Peach Pasanda, Tender Coconut Punch, etc.
Price for 2: INR 600
This bakery cum restaurant makes amazing pastries and cakes. Run by 2 sisters, this festive season, check out their cookies jars which come in different versions like Red Velvet Minis, Cinnamon Balls, Sugarfree Almond, etc. Other sweets include Dessert Jars, Pound Cake and Lamington. Also, check out their Tarts, Chocolate Pies and Puddings.
Price for 2: INR 700
Located close to Hotel Pride on Judges’ Bungalows Road, Nine Pine is offering 10 per cent discount for Rakshabandhan. This is a new restaurant with a great outdoor seating space. It serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
Price for 2: INR 1000
Located on S G Highway, this is a Sindhi restaurant serving vegetarian food. For the festive occasion, they prepare Sindhi special sweet which is called Singer ki Mithai in Sindhi. It can also be called Sev Ki Mithai. Apart from this, Hajamola serves many other Sindhi delicacies and meals.
Price for 2: INR 800
This mithai and snack outlet makes amazing sweets and each year they have festival specials. This place is strategically located on Vijay Char Rasta and is very popular with the people in Ahmedabad. They also serve popular street food like Choley, Samosa, Chaat, Dahi Vada, Raj Kachori etc.
Price for 2: INR 400
A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.