During the auspices month of Shravan, according to the Indian calendar, many people in Gujarat undertake a fast where they eat dishes that do not contain grains and lentils which are considered fasting foods.
To ensure that fasting customers also have their choice of food, lots of restaurants are serving fasting delicacies also called farali foods. Restaurants are ensuring that fasting does not stop anyone from going out for a meal or a snack. As some would say enjoy the fast with a bit of feasting as well.
Most of the sweets and snacks shops are making Shravan snacks and eateries are offering farali meals. We bring you the best eateries making Shravan delicacies in Ahmedabad.
List of 5 top restaurants making Shravan delicacies in Ahmedabad
This all-day café which is part of the heritage hotel, The House of MG, has got a separate Shravan Menu. Located right opposite the archaeological wonder Sidi Saiyad Mosque, this café is open from 07:00 am to 11:00 pm. Here you can get Suran Bataka Khichdi, Kachha Kela Vada and Rajagra Puri apart from the regular Sabudana Khichdi and Sabudana Vada.
Price for 2: Rs 1500
This is a hugely popular snack place which has 7 outlets and is being run by the third generation of the family who started Das Khaman. Here one can get the very famous Gujarati snacks Khaman Dhokla, Khandvi, Patra and many other Gujarati snacks. During the Shravan month, you will find Farali Khaman, Farali Patra, Farali Khandvi, Farali Fulwadi, Farali Khakra apart from the regular Sabudana Khichdi, Sabudana Vada and Farali Chevda.
Price for 2: Rs 200
This snack and sweet shop has 5 outlets and this is a very well known eatery which has been operating in Ahmedabad for the last 60 plus years.
The outlets in Maninagar and Navrangpura have seating arrangements and one can get fast foods, snacks and sweets here. It is open from 07:00 am to 11:00 pm. For the Shravan month, the eatery is serving Buffvada, Patra, Paneer Cutlets, Lilo Chevdo, Rajgira Puri and many other snacks.
Price for 2: Rs 200
Located on S G Highway, this restaurant is run by a mother-son duo since last 25 years.
During Shravan month, you can get Sabudana Khichdi, Alu Sukhi Bhaji and Moraiyo Kadi so that you can enjoy an awesome meal which does not have any grains in it. Purohit Thali offers you foods which are just like your home cooked meals.
Price for 2: Rs 300
This Marathi restaurant located on the ground floor on Prahladnagar Road has introduced a Farali Special Menu which is available on Mondays only for the whole Shravan month.
Apart from the regular Sabudana preparations, Madhavrao has Farali Thalipith, Farali Misal, Moraiyyo Kadi, Farali Sheera, Farali Shak Usal Rajgira Puri.
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.
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