Famous & Local Food of Gujarat

Gujarat's food is as vibrant, distinct and colourful as the cultures that reside here. With countless elaborate styles of cooking and unique dishes that are enjoyed all over, the traditional local food gives Gujarat a unique tint of its own.

Gujarati cuisines vary in taste and flavour as one moves from region to region. The most distinct of them are the ones from Surat, Kathiawad, Kachchh and North Gujarat. The food is mostly vegetarian, and you can sense the hints of sweetness and spice distinctly in the dishes. As per tradition, the food here is served in metal platters or commonly known to people as a 'thali'. A typical Gujarati meal would include Dal, Kadhi, Salad, Puri, Chappatis, Pickles, Papad and some trendy sweets. Dhokla, Thepala, Fafda, Kachori, Khandvi, Handwoh, Ganthia, Oondhiya, Debra, Surat Paun are just some of the many Gujarati delicacies that define the food here. Other than these Basundi, Puran Poli, Shrikhand, Ghevar, Malpua are the traditional sweet dishes that you cannot miss and are famous all over the country.

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