Surat, also known as a “Green City” is one of the most dynamic cities in India. It has a zestful present and equally conserved heritage of the past. As the food is the ingredient that binds Gujaratis together, Surat’s special spiced up food is all you need to make your journey complete! Let’s have a look at some popular dishes of Surat.
16 Exquisite Dishes to Try out in Surat
1. Aloo Puri
Officially regarded as a default brunch-time meal, Aloo Puri is ready for a delicious lip-smacking twist. Surati Aloo Chaat topped with basic ingredients like potato, onions, and various chutneys definitely have a hidden choice of elements, escalating the taste.
2. Surati Locho
While in Gujrati, “Locho” means trouble, Surati Locho is one of the popular dishes of Surat. The dish, on the whole, is a story of the city’s origin; its mildly sweet and spicy taste served with chutneys and crispy sev is definitely one to cherish.
3. Ponk Vadas
A seasonal winter dish, Ponk Vadas bring a completely unique flavor to the platter. “Jowar” is the main ingredient, making it a nutritious snack option to try. It’s presented with tangy sauce and chutneys, tantalizing your taste buds
Basically a vegetable cake, Handwa is an all-time favorite snack. It is made up of various Dal and vegetables (mostly bottle gourd) used as stuffing. A dish rich in proteins and vitamins, it is surely a good option to consume.
5. Nan Khatai
A scrumptious, satisfying savoury to relish any time of the day. Nan Khatai served with tea can surely make your mood. A baked product, it would please your taste buds and serve you a fulfilling dish.
You would surely know this dish, thepla and Gujaratis are always connected. A complete treat to the taste buds, it’s a celebrated food item in Surat.
A simple yet effective meal to satiate your hunger. Khichdi is made using pot rice and moong lentil in under 30 minutes. Doctors recommend this dish to patients recovering from illness. This dish made all over the globe is consumed as a part of a detox diet. It is normally served with curd and papad, a light meal to suffice your hunger at all times.
A surely heavy calorie overdose, Ghari is a dessert on your menu. Ghari is made up of puri batter, milk, mawa, ghee, and sugar. It is also available in many varieties and flavors such as pistachio, almond-elaichi and mawa.
If you don’t know what to have today, Khichu is an anytime, anywhere healthiest choice of dish. Rice flour is steamed for 15-20 minutes and it’s garnished with oil pickle and masala to bring forward a quick, healthy, delicious taste in your mouth.
10. Collegian Chaat
A lip-smacking street food offering a bundle of flavors. Collegian chaat is a popular snack among children. The quick, easy-to-make dish combines tomatoes, onion, and roasted peanuts. The green chutney is an important aspect of the dish.
11. Rassawala Khaman Dhokla
While khaman is a part of the Gujarati cuisine, it’s varieties are even more popular. Rassawala khaman dhokla is Gujarat’s tempting, luscious, and must-try street food. The sweet and tangy flavours will definitely make you fall in love with it again and again.
A mixture of eight, completely cultivated Surati vegetables is worth a try. It’s a spicy, old, traditional dish stirred upside down in earthenwares that brings up a succulent taste on the trencher.
Now, time for your amazing refreshing drink, Sosyo is a combination of apple and grape cider. It tastes no less than a fusion of rum, whiskey and soda. A pocket-friendly drink; popular among the youth today.
14. Khaman Dhokla
Khaman Dhokla is prepared using gram flour. The thick fermented gram flour and yogurt are tempered with mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves. It is a nutritious meal to gobble up any time of the day.
15. Cold Coco
A dessert to end your meal should never go wrong. Surat’s Cold Coco provides you a heavenly chocolate experience. If you take a sip, you surely will have two more glasses to go!
16. Ice Dish
There are very few ice dishes in Surat and gola walas that can be counted on fingers. ‘Five-star Ice dish’ is definitely a spot to explore. Refreshing desserts and premium toppings can leave you spellbound.
Gujaratis and their ceaseless quest for good food will surely never stop. However, Surat and its amazing food always welcomes you.