Agashiye (The House of MG, Opp. Sidi Saiyad Jali, Lal Darwaja, Ahmedabad, Gujarat)


In a nutshell:

A rooftop restaurant in a heritage building that is now a hotel, great ambience, warm service and excellent memorable Gujarati vegetarian food.

agashiye
agashiye

Address & other details:  Agashiye

Meal for 2: 1500 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian

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bill - proof of payment
bill – proof of payment

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:

dining area
dining area
Agashiye restaurant is located in a heritage building that is now a hotel named ‘house of MG’.
the hotel
the hotel

‘Agashiye’ in Gujarati means ‘on the terrace’. This beautiful restaurant is spread over two huge terraces are inter-connected by a smaller one that houses a small wooden cottage. At Agashiye, the food is freshly prepared, a lot of it in the terrace kitchen where you can see it.

House of MG
House of MG

The menu at Agashiye changes daily and varies seasonally too, so an item that you particularly liked during a previous visit may not be there on the menu.

on the wall
on the wall

The food is served in a kansa thali immediately on being seated at the table. The meal starts with a choice of Indian breads and ends with rice. Servings are unlimited.

kansa plate
kansa plate

The evening we dined at Agashiye, Instrumental tabla was being played in the background. Perfect sound. Not intrusive yet enjoyable

outdoor seating - appetizer seection
outdoor seating – appetizer seection

Billing happens in ground floor b4 one goes to the dining area. There one had to decide whether to go for normal thali or special thali. Two people in the same table cannot opt for different kinds of thali.

dining hall - closed one
dining hall – closed one

We got to know that as soon as billing happens in ground floor, chef gets to know in 4 th floor. Then specifically all dishes r made / tempered / finished as per order and number of people.

a part of the balcony
a part of the balcony

Starters r served in one area closer to the entrance. One has to walk about 25 steps to another area for main course dinner.

main course area
main course area

The staff at Agashiye comprises mostly of men from neighboring villages. During dinner, they will guide you to the waiting area where you will be served juice and starters. One is informed when the table is ready. During lunch, one is seated at the table right away.

lawn on terrace
lawn on terrace

The staff were very polite, attentive but not intrusive. They knew the dishes very well.

hand wash at the table
hand wash at the table

Food was excellent. Loved it.

passage
passage

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

Bajari ni rab (soup of Bajra) was outstanding. It was intense, robust, rustic & bursting with flavours of good ghee. Cud feel the bajra at the bottom. Rate it 4.95/5

Bajari ni rab
Bajari ni rab

Mirchi Ka pakora – capsicum stuffed with aloo filling. Very thin and crisp batter. Aloo very simple yet excellent. Capsicum added flavour and texture. Super loved it. Rate it 4.5/5.

Mirchi Ka pakora
Mirchi Ka pakora

Chola methi Na dhokli. This was served with a green chutney (coriander and peanut). The dhokla had been fried before serving and we cud feel the flavours of asafoetida. Was very good to taste. Rate it 4/5.

Chola methi Na dhokli
Chola methi Na dhokli

Khajoor and imli Ki meethi chutney was very nice. We cud taste both dates and tamarind. Sweet n sour. Rate it 4.25/5

assorted chutneys
assorted chutneys – Khajoor and imli Ki meethi chutney in the front

Kobij gajar kakdi nu Salad was a simple home like salad without any seasoning – carrot, tomatoes and cucumber. Very nice. Rate it 4.25/5

Kobij gajar kakdi nu Salad
Kobij gajar kakdi nu Salad

PalAk jambu was spinach cooked in a way that it retained its texture while being very smooth. The dish was not paste- like and we cud see fibres of the leaf. It was not coarse either. Awesome it was, in terms of taste. Garlic made its presence felt. Rate it 4.75/5

PalAk jambu
PalAk jambu

Masedar bataka was a dry potato curry. Excellent to taste. Full of flavours of spices but none obvious. Rate it 4.5/5.

Masedar bataka
Masedar bataka

Talsing valor was a green bean curry. The green beans had retained their crunchy texture. The curry was intense and highly flavourful and yumm. Rate it 4.75/5

Talsing valor
Talsing valor

Fangavelu kathol was essentially mixed green sprouts. Perfectly seasoned, perfect texture and perfect taste. Rate it 4.25/5

Fangavelu kathol - on the thali
Fangavelu kathol – on the thali

Bhakhari was a bread small and round in shape, full of ghee flavours. Crisp but not like a biscuit. Loved it just as it and with the curries. Rate it 4.5/5

Bhakhari
Bhakhari & Mula Na paratha

Mula Na paratha was very njoyable as well. Soft, flavourful and good. Rate it 4.25/5

Khichdi was simple, home like and excellent. It had a non smooth texture, full flavours of daal. Rate it 4.5/5

Khichdi
Khichdi

Gujarati dal was excellent – it had a great balance of salt, hotness and a tinge of sweetness. Loved the flavours. Rate it 4.5/5

Gujarati dal
Gujarati dal

Mogri kadhi was the best Gujarati kadhi I have had in a while. It had excellent balance of sweet sour and salt. Rate it 4.75/5

Mogri kadhi
Mogri kadhi

Kela nu raytu was a raita  (curd based dish) with ripe bananas in them. It was a first time for us. Excellent. Raita was thick and creamy and banana proportion was just right. Rate it 4.5/5

fresh buttermilk

kela nu raytu

Mugdal siro was very nice. It was tight, intense and very good to taste. Rate it 4.5/5

Mugdal siro
Mugdal siro

Pista basundi was outstanding. Very simple thickened cold milk with a sprinkling of spices. Wow. Rate it 4.75/5

Pista basundi
Pista basundi

We were served Paan masala peti as a mouth freshener.

Overall rating of food at agashiye averages out to 4.5/5

Wud really like to revisit. Highly recommended for all non-Gujaratis visiting Ahmedabad. Gujaratis might hv better food at home.

 

 

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3 comments

  1. Did you not have the Agashiye-made icecream at the end? I have never had such good icecream! They apparently make it the traditional way.

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