Come rains and we can see people making a beeline to eat corn, whether it is at roadside carts, cafes or even fine dining restaurants. Corn or maize is a staple diet for many people across the world. We in India use cornflour to make Makki Ki Roti and use it in various preparations but eating Corn On The Cob or Corn kernels in chaats, salads and other preparations is something which is special and during the rainy season when maize is in season its truly a delight.
Amdavadis can be seen lining up at road-side carts where boiled or roasted Corn On The Cob is sold whenever it rains or when it gets cloudy and the skies are overcast. Many restaurants introduce corn dishes in their menus during this time so one can find Corn Fritters, Corn Soup, Corn Chaat, Corn Subzis and lots of such varieties.
We have chosen for you some of the best corn dishes which are being served by restaurants including one chain of restaurants which is holding a corn festival at this time.
List of five restaurants having great corn dishes in Ahmedabad
Havmor Restaurant, Naranpura, West Ahmedabad
The restaurant is part of Havmor group of restaurant chains which has five other outlets in different locations of the city. In all the Havmor restaurants, there is a month-long corn festival called Makkai Utsav. This is a vegetarian restaurant serving North Indian, Chinese and other fast foods. It is open for lunch and dinner. Enjoy Smoked Corn Jalapeno Toast, Smoked Tandoor Makkai and Paneer Biryani here. Also, try many other dishes here.
Price for 2: Rs 700
Wok on Fire, Bodakdev, West Ahmedabad
This is a vegetarian restaurant which serves Chinese and other Asian cuisines. It is located on Sindhu Bhawan Road. It is open from 11 am to 11 pm. Here you will get Sweet Corn Soup, Corn Chilli with Cheese Momo, Corn Chilli Cheese Roll, Crispy Kernel Corn Bao Buns and many other dishes.
Price for 2: Rs 850
The Cafe Baraco, Navrangpura, West Ahmedabad
This is a café open from 11 am to 12 midnight. It caters, especially to the youth. It serves vegetarian Italian and café food and is located near Memnagar Fire station. Here you can get Vegetable Corn Enchiladas and Corn Cheese Quesadilla among other things.
Price for 2: Rs 1000
Queso Y Cafe, Navrangpura, West Ahmedabad
This is a vegetarian café located on St Xavier’s Cross Roads. This place is open from 9 am to 11 pm. It serves North Indian, Chinese and Italian cuisine. Here you can get Spinach and Corn Sandwich (they bake their own bread), Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup and Spinach Corn Fondue among other things.
Price for 2: Rs 750
This is the vegetarian restaurant located opposite Iscon Mega Mall in Surmount Complex. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Here you can get Baby Corn Stroganoff, Spinach Cheese and Corn Crispy Cigars and Spinach Corn and Cheese Sandwich.
Price for 2: Rs 800
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.