Das khaman house (Shalibhadra Complex, Opposite Jain Derasar, Near Nehrunagar Circle, Ambavadi, Ahmedabad)


In a nutshell :
A century old shop that sells varieties of YUMM khaman and other Gujarati snacks.

Das khaman house - facade
Das khaman house – facade

Address & other details:  Das Khaman

Meal for 2: 100 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian

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bill - proof of payment
no bill but for this token

I rate all the food items & then give a final overall rating which is a simple average of the individual item ratings. What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

Short description – in case u r in a hurry:

We read about this restaurant on the social media. History attracts us and so does food. So we got attracted to go to a potential almost 100 yr old shop.

Sev khaman
Sev khaman

It is actually two shops side by side, with the wall between them still intact. One of them was empty sans a cash counter and the other one was overflowing with food stores everywhere.

menu card on the standeee
menu card on the standeee

There is no place for customers to sit. There was a roof covered area in front of the shop where there were high tables. People wud carry their food from the shop to the table, eat while standing send then go back.

'stand & eat' there
‘stand & eat’ there

The gentleman on the counter was very helpful in selecting the items. Which ones shud b eaten then and which ones shud b eaten later etc.

a part of the shop
a part of the shop

There was no separate menu card. It was written on the wall, with pictures.

another part of teh shop
another part of the shop

Food was excellent.

menu card on the wall
menu card on the wall

Detailed description – in case u have the time to njoy reading:

Sev khaman was sev sprinkled atop crumbled khaman.

the side with Sev khaman
the side with Sev khaman

A side was also served along with it. Served warm. Loved it. Rate it 4.25/5

Sev khaman
Sev khaman

Dahi khaman was excellent – again khaman with curd based ‘Sauce’ , served warm.

Dahi khaman
Dahi khaman

Loved it totally. Rate it 4.5/5

Dahi khaman
Dahi khaman

We also tried Assorted mini samosa with filling of aloo mashed, dried dal and chana dal.

Assorted mini samosa
Assorted mini samosa

The cover of all samosas were very thin and very crisp. Really enjoyable.

Mashed dried dal filling
aloo filling on left & Mashed dried dal filling in the right

Aloo filing had mashed potato , masala and chilly. Loved the filling.
Mashed dried dal filling was flavourful and had a dry texture. Loved the taste as well.
Chana dal samosa was full chana dal inside the samosa. Again, really nice.

Chana dal samosa
Chana dal samosa

Rate this dish 4.5/5 in entirety

White dhokla was soft and grainy. Flavours of curry leaves and tempering with mustard added flavour. Rate it 4.25/5

White dhokla
White dhokla

Plain khaman with black pepper was not soft and did not release water ( like most others). It was firm, was made of larger granules. It had retained strong flavours and taste of the dal with which it was made. Black pepper flavour got added. Rate it 4.5/5

Plain khaman with black pepper
Plain khaman with black pepper

The Patra at das khaman was the most disappointing dish during our entire trip to Ahmedabad. We loved the Patra at Swati snacks. The Patra here lacked the flavours of the leaf. It had too much spices in the mid layers and ended up being a stomach filler than being a tastebud delighter. Rate it 2/5.

Patra
Patra

Khandvi was one of the best we best we have had in a while. It again retained the flavours of its original ingredients. It was super soft. Rate it 4.5/5

Khandvi
Khandvi

Overall rating of food at das khaman averages out to 4.1/5

Will look forward to revisiting…..

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