India most popular soul food available in all states is the humbly Khichdi and there are dozens of different versions of Khichdis served in different regions. In Gujarat, Khichdi is a staple. Many people consume it daily in the evening as it is light on the stomach, easy to make and it is a one pot meal.
Amdavadis love their Khichdi so they make different varieties of Khichdis. Naturally, almost all restaurants and even cafes serve Khichdis but there are some places which are solely focused on this everyday comfort food and serve it in so many versions that it is a delight to try them from Paneer Khichdi to Palak Khichdi to 5 Dal Khichdis, it is all available here. There is also Jain Khichdi and at a few places you even get Khichda, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions of it.
List of top 5 Khichdi restaurants in Ahmedabad:
Open from 09.30 am to 12 midnight, this café located on St Xavier’s Cross Roads serves Masala Khichdis which is part of their Chef’s Recipe section. It is extremely popular here. This place also has a large variety of cold and hot beverages.
Price for 2: Rs 800
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This place has opened up on IIM Road. Located on the first floor, Urban Khichdi serves khichdis from all over the country and a few international versions like Koshari, the Egyptian version of Khichdi and Mexican Crock Pot. This place is vegetarian and is open for lunch and dinner. It also serves lots of different accompaniments for the Khichdis like khadi, papad, raita, etc.
Price for 2: Rs 600
Located in Anandnagar area, Khichdi & More serves 5 versions of Khichdi and 2 different versions of khichdis which can be eaten during fasting like Sabudana Khichdi. This is a vegetarian place, it is a new restaurant and it is easy on the pocket. It is open for lunch and dinner and also has some accompaniments for the Khichdis.
Price for 2: Rs 300
This restaurant has 5 different branches.
Tawa Bhaji Khichdi
It serves a lot of variety of Khichdis from Akshradham Khichdi to Bajra and Moong Khichdi, Bikaneri Gehu Ki Khichdi to Andhra Style Hyderabadi Khichdi.
It also serves Thai Khichdi, Mexican Khichdi and also Soya Kheema Khichdi. This place is open for lunch and dinner and it has outlets in Vastrapur, Prahlad Nagar, Maninagar, Navrangpura and Chandkheda.
Price for 2: Rs 650
The restaurant is very popular for its Marathi and Gujarati snacks. Located close to the much frequented Law Garden, Swati Snacks serves both regular khichdis and that which can be eaten during a fast.
Fada Ni Khichdi
They serve baked Masala Khichdi, Fada Ni Khichdi and Sabudana Khichdi. It is open from 12 noon to 10.45 pm.
Price for 2: Rs 600
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.