It is raining and the weather is beautiful with moisture in the air, greenery everywhere and cloudy skies. It is time for romance, time for fun, time to get drenched in the rain and then time to get warm with some hot coffee, hot chocolate, pakoras, soups, kebabs and tikkas.
Unlike in some other countries, in India, we love the rains. For us, it is time to celebrate as rains mean life, good crops and general prosperity. So, we all enjoy celebrating the monsoon months. Restaurants too have joined in this to help us enjoy this lovely weather with good food which is not just tasty but warm and nourishing.
So check out restaurants and eateries which are offering monsoon special dishes and are having monsoon festivals in Ahmedabad now.
List of five restaurants having monsoon specials in Ahmedabad this month
This is a 24-hour cafe at The Fern Hotel. It is located on SG Highway and it is on the ground floor with both indoor and outdoor seating. This place serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian multi-cuisine food. For this monsoon, The Garden Café is having a Himachali Food Festival to add that something extra to this rainy season. Try dishes like Kale Channa Ka Khatta, Chha Meat, Palak Ki Roti, etc in the festival.
Price for 2: Rs 2000
This is the full day restaurant at Hotel Crowne Plaza. It is open from 6:30 am to 11 pm in the night. It serves both vegetarian and non-vegetarian multi-cuisine food. For this monsoon, Essence is having a vegetarian food festival - Swad-e-Hindustan. Here you will get Tofu in Black Pepper Sauce, Chilly Hosin Fried Rice, Ratatouille and many other dishes this monsoon.
Price for 2: Rs 1500
The restaurant is part of Whistling Meadows Resort on SG Highway, opposite Nirma University. It is a vegetarian restaurant which is currently having a monsoon festival called Monsoon Mania. Here you can get Barasti Bhajiyas, Methi Bhajiyas, Steamed Momos and Mexican Tikkis as starters. Try their Fried Thupka Soup and other dishes in the main course. End with warm Sukhdi. This place is open from 7 am to 11 pm.
Price for 2: Rs 1000
This is a restaurant serving Punjabi and North Indian food as the name suggests. It is a vegetarian restaurant located off Sindhu Bhavan Road. It is open for lunch and dinner. Here you can get Makkai Ka Shorba, Makkai Ka Halwa, Pakoda, etc here during monsoon months.
Price for 2: Rs 1100
This is a vegetarian restaurant located on Sindhu Bhavan Road. It is open for lunch and dinner and this is a very popular restaurant where it is better to book a table, otherwise, you will have to wait for your turn. Here they have a monsoon special menu which includes Dragon Noodles Sichaun, Fritters, Pakora and Poppers Platter, Krabi Monsoon Satay and much more.
Price for 2: Rs 1300
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.