One of the best experiences of travelling to Gujarat is its multi-cuisine. There is an old saying that says dining in Surat is the way to heaven and this explains the bliss of exploring Gujarati cuisine! Gujarati cuisine is one of the oldest culinary treasures of India and is unique in many ways. Gujarat, known as the ‘Jewel of Western India’, is known for its wide variety of vegetarian dishes that are not only delicious but also high in nutritional value.
We all know that the best way to experience a state and its culture is to explore its cuisine. The methods of cooking used in preparing the dishes, the spices and herbs used and the seasonal foods available in that part of the state contribute mainly to the flavour of the dishes prepared. If we want to have the ultimate experience of tasting the delectable Gujarati cuisine, savouring the Gujarati thali is the finest option. People who want to treat themselves to this delightful vegetarian fare can find the most authentic Gujarati thali nearby Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, at Food On Way.
‘Thali’ literally means ‘full plate meal’. A Gujarati thali consists of an array of mouth-watering dishes. In a traditional Gujarati thali served in a Gujarati household, one would find-
This exciting spread can be accompanied by a variety of sweet, sour and spicy chutneys, pickles, ghee and a salad of chopped vegetables served raw or steamed with spices. Started in Ahmedabad, with the aim of making life exciting for students and bachelors who want to savour Gujarati delicacies, Food On Way provides wholesome Gujarati food near Vastrapur and Prahlad Nagar. Quick delivery and convenient packing add value to our delicious Gujarati thali.
Gujarati thali is usually a delightful explosion of flavours and colours. The splash of colours achieved through the yellow of turmeric, white of the dairy products, green of the vegetables, and red of the tomatoes is a visual treat that stimulates one’s appetite. If you wish to have this gourmet experience of tasting the best Gujarati thali nearby Ahmedabad, Food on Way is the place of choice. We ensure the authenticity of traditional Gujarati cuisine through a fine balance of taste and texture that is by having dry and gravy dishes, dishes with coarse, grainy textures and those with a smooth texture, all on the same platter.
It is a well-known fact that the Gujarati thali has garnered much fame not just in India but also overseas. The authenticity of Gujarati foods is attributed to the distinct spices used and the unique cooking methods employed to bring on the desired fusion of flavours. In 2015, we started Food On Way with the vision of providing authentic Gujarati thali to our patrons in Ahmedabad. We started with two branches, one in Vastrapur and one in Prahlad Nagar, both specialising in delectable North Indian vegetarian fare.
A fusion of sweet, salty and spicy tastes is palpable in many of the Gujarati dishes This is accomplished by sugar or jaggery that is used in preparing some vegetable items and dal which give them a distinctly sweet flavour.
The hot and dry summers of this place necessitate the use of ingredients like salt, lemon, tomatoes, and sugar in preparing different dishes to avoid dehydration. The cooking techniques used in the preparation of Gujarati food lend the cuisine its unique flavour and rich aroma. Stir-frying and steam cooking along with spices is the most common cooking style followed in Gujarati cuisine. A distinct technique that enhances the flavour of Gujarati cuisine is called Vaghar. In this, a combination of select whole spices is fried in ghee or oil which is then poured into the boiled vegetables or dal.
Spices play a very important role in most Gujarati dishes. Food On Way strives to make its Gujarati dishes authentic by blending these spices in the right way. The commonly used spices and seasonings in Gujarati food include turmeric powder, kokum (garcinia indica), elaichi (cardamom), jeera (cumin), kothmir (coriander), aambli or aamli (tamarind), kesar (saffron), god (jaggery), methi (fenugreek seeds and leaves), pudina (mint), hing (asafoetida), laving (cloves), soonth (ginger powder), lal marchu (cayenne pepper), chaat masala, mitho limbdo (curry leaves), lilu marchu (green chilli) and garam masala ( a combination of spices roasted and powdered).
The elaborate and exquisite Gujarati thali has been customised by us to suit the needs of our diverse patrons in and around Vastrapur. We have options ranging from the medium Gujarati thali to the executive thali. As the name suggests, the medium option is a simple Gujarati thali with
Mukhwas is a must-have in basically all Gujarati households. MUKH means ‘mouth’ and WAS means ‘smell’, put together, Mukhwas translates into – mouth freshener. In simple words, mukhwas is an after-meal snack that doubles up as a digestive aid. It has a plethora of spices in it like fennel seeds, areca nuts, beetal nuts, cardamom, cloves, saffron, gulkand, dry dates, coconut powder etc. Each household would have a different recipe for mukhwas.
The large thali offers a sweet in addition to the above dishes while the executive thali is an elaborate meal with Farsans, sweets, papad, chutney and buttermilk. No Gujarati meal is ever complete without the side portions of the pickle, salad and buttermilk.
When one thinks of Gujarati cuisine, one cannot miss the popular khichdi- a dish prepared out of rice and lentils and served with pickles and chaas or buttermilk. Food On Way splurges you with a range of Khichdi combos- from the simple Achari khichdi to the more fancy cheese khichdi combo and the lasuni palak khichdi combo. All the khichdi combos come with Dahi, Papad, Onion Crisp, Achar(Pickle) and Salad that adds to the nutritious value of the meal. The Gujarati food menu pdf will provide a clear idea of the attractive choices that we offer at Food On Way, exclusively for you. We hold the promise of a bounty of flavours, aromas and a unique eating experience.Check Out Our Menu