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Food in Gandhidham

Food in Gandhidham

Although Gandhidham was initially founded in 1950s for resettlement of Sindhi refugees from Pakistan over the years it has turned into a cosmopolitan city with a mixed population.  People from all over the country have settled here. The food in Gandhidham also reflects the city’s mixed culture.

Sindhi Food in Gandhidham

Although a large portion of the Sindhi population, who first settled here decades ago, have migrated to other cities a good many of them still live here. Therefore, the food in Gandhidham has a Sindhi touch.  In general, the Sindhi food at home consists of phulka and rice, which are accompanied by two dishes.  One of them is with gravy while the other is generally dry. In addition, they have quite a few special dishes that they generally have during festivals.

Sindhis are generally non vegetarian, but like all Hindus, Hindu Sindhis do not take beef. Pallo Machhi and Machhi Palli are two popular Sindhi delicacies made with fish. While the former is made with hilsa fish, the later is fish cooked in palli, which constitutes the leafy part of chickpea plant.

However, palli is also cooked on its own. It has a sour and salty taste and a unique flavor.  Sai Bhaji is another popular spinach based curry dish: it is generally taken with plain rice. Chiti-Kuni, made with seven vegetables, is another unique vegetarian dish.  You may also try Taryal  Patata, made from potato.

Where to get Sindhi food in Gandhidham

If you want to taste genuine Sindhi taste, the best bet is to get yourself invited to any Sindhi home. Otherwise you can visit Mann Restaurant in Shree Maruti Hotel at the following address:

Mann Restaurant
C/O Shree Maruti Hotel,
Plot No 65, Sector 8
Near Town Hall
City: Gandhidham 
Pin Code: 370201.
Phone No: +(91)-2836-234240
Mobile No: +(91)-9427718909

Kutchi Food in Gandhidham

Kutchi Food in Gandhidham

Food in Gandhidham has also been greatly influenced by the Kutchi cuisine. In general, people of the district are mostly vegetarian and drink a lot of dairy products like milk, buttermilk and curd. Bajara na rotla, served with curd and buttermilk, is still a common food for the people here. They also take different kinds of vegetarian dishes. Kichhdi made with rice and pulses is another popular dish here. Among the snack food we can mention Kutchi Dabeli; it is an all time favorite snack sold in eateries as well as in small time food corners across the city.

Dabeli in Gandhidham

To make Dabeli, boiled potato is first mixed with special dabeli spices. The mixture is then put inside pre heated burger buns, along with specially made chutney. It is then garnished with pomegranate and roasted peanuts. The snack food was first invented in Mandvi, a town near Gandhidham in 1960 by Keshavji Gabha Chudasama alias Kesha Malam. It became so popular that others began to emulate it and soon it became the most popular fast food in Kutch.

Where to get Kutchi food in Gandhidham

Following are few of the restaurants, which serves authentic Kutchi cuisine:

Fresh Food Court

287 /288, Kutch Uday Bulding
Near Gayatri Mandir
Gayatri Mandir Road
City: Gandhidham
Pin Code: 370210
Phone No: 02836-234506

Fun and Food
Plot No: 29, Rabindranath Tagore Road
Near Indian Post Office
City: Gandhidham
Pin Code: 370210
Phone No: 02836-231580

Hotel Seel Rock
78, Winston Building
Near State Bank of India
New Kandla
City: Gandhidham
Pin Code: 370210
Phone No: 02836-270490

Milk Sweet in Gandhidham

Kutch is also famous for its milk sweets and so if you are in Gandhidham you must sample some. While sweet shops are located all over the city, to enjoy authentic Kutchi milk sweets you must visit Main Market in Ward 12A.  You may also visit Khavda Sweet House, famous for its milk sweets, Kachhi Sweets, Bengali Sweets and Kaju Puri Sweets. It is located at the following address:

Khavda Sweet House
D 16, Station Road
Near Chawla Café
City: Gandhidham
Pin Code: 370210
Phone No: 98252-73473

Gujarati Food in Gandhidham

Gujarati Food in Gandhidham i

If you are looking for authentic Gujarati Thali in Gandhidham, Shiv Regency offers the best solution.  In addition, the city has few more outlets where such food is available. Their addresses are as follows:

Shiv Regency
360, Ward 12/B
Police Station Rd
City: Gandhidham,
Pin Code: 370201
Phone No: 02836 237 712

Green Palace Restaurant

Zaveri Bazaar
City: Gandhidham,
Pin Code: 370201
Phone No: +(91)-2836-230507, +(91)-9974099760

Purohit Restaurant
Plot No 269, Ward 12/B
City: Gandhidham,
Pin Code: 370201
Phone No: +(91)-2836-222333, +(91)-9727624242)

Swagat Restaurant
Plot 243, Ward-12 B,
City: Gandhidham,
Pin Code: 370201
Phone No: +(91)-2836-223051, +(91)-9427225992)

Fine Dine Restaurant

C/o Hotel Ellite
Near S T Stand
City: Gandhidham,
Pin Code: 370201
Phone No: +(91)-2836-225329, +(91)-9662055329)

Ram Zupadi Restaurant
C/o Satkar Hotel
Plot No 13, 12/A, NH 8
City: Gandhidham,
Pin Code: 370201
Phone No: +(91)-2836-234100, +(91)-9825229691)

Kesar Restaurant 
C/o Nataraj Hotel
Plot No 50, Sector No 9
City: Gandhidham,
Pin Code: 370201
Phone No: +(91)-2836-221954, 221955)

Wave Restaurant
C/o Radisson Hotel
Airport Road
City: Gandhidham,
Pin Code: 370201
Phone: +(91)-2836-666666, +(91)-9979845583)

South Indian Food in Gandhidham

South Indian Food in Gandhidham

For those looking for South Indian food in Gandhidham Chawla Café is the place to go. It is located in wards 12A and is the city’s oldest restaurant.  You can also try following joints for your favorite South Indian food:

  • Sagar Dosa Centre (02836-227397) in Ward 12A
  • Andhra Food (09909926459) in Main Market
  • Sanklap Restaurant (02836-295673) at 15, Rambagh Road
  • Swagat Restaurant (02836-223051) Plot 243, Ward-12 B
  • Khana Khazana Restaurant (02836-230897) at City Plaza Hotel, No 20/21

Fast Food in Gandhidham 

Fast Food in Gandhidham

Gandhidham also has many fast food centers spread all over the city. While most sell Indian foods others specializes in continental fast food such as pizza and hamburgers. Then again some like Chatkazz offers all kinds of dishes. Following are some of them.
  • 5 Apple The Food Cafe on Tagore Road - 07575061619
  • Aditri Food Parlour in Ward 12C - 02836-232011
  • Bollywood Junction opposite to Nathani Hospital - 08511333330
  • Chatkazz in Main Market - 09879379801
  • Havmor Hav Funn on Tagore Road - 02836-236992, +(91)-7874564024
  • L Café on Tagore Road - 02836-235870, 09375077077
  • Neopolitan Pizza in Shivaji Park - 09099939036, 09574000411
  • Pizza Town in Ward 12B - 02836-224400, 224411
  • Sams Pizza on Airport Road - 02836-257520
  • Taste Tease on Tagore Road - 08128511511
  • Tasty Food Zone Restaurant in Ward 12C - 09687373166, 09712701966

A Footnote

It is to be remembered that many of the above mentioned eateries are actually multicuisine restaurants and therefore, if you look for them, you may also get Punjabi, Mughal and Chinese food in those restaurants. In addition, if you are looking for bakeries you may visit our page on Bakeries in Gandhidham.  Also try golas at Zanda Chowk. They are simply delicious. Above all, do not forget the dabeils; they are simply awesome.

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