After I fell in love with the food, culture, and people of India during my first trip to the country in February of 2018, I started thinking about going back almost immediately. I got that chance ten months later in November, when I spent 18 days exploring seven new cities with my travel buddy Sam from Samuel & Audrey. It was the trip of a lifetime!
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Our second day in Ahmedabad continued as our guide and new friend, Rutu, and her brother Haardm, took me and Sam to an amazing house dedicated to the life of India’s most prominent freedom fighter, followed by an award-winning restaurant that sells the biggest Thali in Ahmedabad!
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Our afternoon started at the Gandhi Ashram at Sabarmati, a house where Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of India and a world-famous freedom fighter for peace, lived for a period of time with his wife, Kasturba. He believed in humanity, nonviolence, and the idea that all men and women are equal. We took a tour of the house, where I learned a lot about Gandhi, his life, and his work, and got to view items and artifacts he used during his life. It was an honor to visit this amazing man’s home!
From the nearby riverfront, you can get amazing views of the Sabarmati River, the adjacent boardwalk, and the city across the water. On the grounds is a museum that houses exhibits depicting Gandhi’s life as well as personal items.
After leaving the Gandhi Ashram, we arrived at Agashiye, an award-winning fine dining Gujarati restaurant that was voted best vegetarian restaurant in the entire country! I couldn’t wait to try their giant Thali!
This Gujarati Thali (1500 rupees, or roughly $22 U.S.) was enormous! It contained breads including rotis, bhakri, and puris; rice; appetizers; salads; and chutneys alongside the main dishes, which included four different types of Sabzi, Rasawala Bataka, Ringan Bharthu, Dahiwala Mug, Bhaat & Khichadi, and more. I was so excited to dive in!
First up was the makhan, a type of butter, which I tried on the bhakri with a lentil curry, which was way too much butter! I tried it with the aloo, which was a soft and tasty potato mash that wasn’t spicy at all, followed by a smoky eggplant dish called Baingan Ka Bharta that was delicious and reminded me of something I had in Rajasthan. The cauliflower I had next was spicier, while the Mug Dal Shira was sweet!
Next was a soupy dal, a somewhat sweet curry made with curd, and pea-and-potato kachori with a thick, tamarind chutney that was a little sweet. I liked it better than the tomato chutney!
Next, I tried the dhokla, which was soft and spongy and not too sweet, followed by the crunchy rice papadi with some sabzi, a spicy pickle chutney, and a sweet mango chutney. The Khaman with a thicker mint chutney was next. It was moist, spongy, and minty, and so delicious! I followed that with a sour yogurt dish with cucumbers and a pomegranate garnish called raita, which was very nice and felt very Greek. The Mohanthal was a sweet dish containing lots of sugar, ghee, and honey that reminded me of baklava. It was fantastic!
The basundi was a really good sweet milk drink. After that, I went with the cucumber, tomato, carrot, and green pepper salad, which was nice and refreshing, and the beetroot and prune juice! I followed that with a spicy pepper and a rice and lentil dish called khichadi, which was served with more rice that I mixed with a soupy dal. It was a combination of spicy, sweet, and tangy, and was amazing! The khichadi was almost like a polenta or risotto.
Next, it was Sam’s turn to try! He loved the cauliflower and Mohanthal and the fact that you can alternate between savory and sweet with a Gujarati Thali!
Wow! This was an incredible meal. If you ever come to Ahmedabad, you have to try this amazing Thali. And don’t forget to visit the Gandhi Ashram for a poignant look at the life of an incredible man who did a lot of good in the world.
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