ISKCON gathiya (Opposite Karnavati Club, S G Highway, Satellite, Ahmedabad)


In a nutshell:

A decades old gathia and related snacks shop that people line up to have breakfast / semi meal, serves Yumm food with curious accompaniments.

facade
facade

Address & other details:  ISKCON Gathia

Meal for 2: 50 onwards

Cuisine type :  vegetarian

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bill - proof of payment
bill – proof of payment. Second bill misplaced.

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.

Jalebi
Jalebi

Short description- in case u r in a hurry:

This shop has been around for decades. We climbed a few stairs to reach the dining hall.

stall outside the restaurant
stall outside the restaurant

On one corner there was a cash counter where guests were making payment and getting a receipt.

on the wall
PM’s visit picture on the wall (maybe when he was a CM)

They had to then reach the other corner to get delivery of the food. On receiving the food guests were walking on to one of many steel tables, placing the food on it, standing around it and eating.

one part of dining hall
one part of dining hall

The tables had chutneys that go with the food. They also had jars of kadhi on each table, complimentary.

general view of dining hall
general view of dining hall

The staff members hardly interacted with guests. I asked something to one guy. He did not seem interested to reply. He was cleaning all tables like a maniac robot as soon as someone wud finish eating.

on display
on display

There was no menu card as such. All items were displayed. There was a small list on the wall.

menu card on the wall
menu card on the wall

All the 3 items that we had at this eatery was made essentially by the same cooking medium, from mostly the same ingredients but were given different shapes. Different shapes have them different textures once eaten and that brought about a difference in eating experience.

close up
close up

Before I walked into this store for the first time I had no idea that I wud see full families eating a good spread of just fafra, gathia etc for breakfast.

help urself - bowls stacked for kadhi
help urself – bowls stacked for kadhi

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

Fafra (long thin blades) was crisp but not totally brittle. Loved having it just as it is as well as with the green chutney. Rate it 4/5.

Fafra
Fafra

Gathia was thick, almost (intended) cylindrical in shape and tasted quite good. This was crisp yet moist. Loved having it just as it is as well as with the green chutney. Rate it 4.25/5.

Gathia
Gathia

Gathia chips were thin small square sheet like in shape. These were crisp and yumm. Rate them 4/5.

Gathia chips
Gathia chips

Jalebi was served cold but it tasted very good. It had a mild fermented feel and hence a good balance between sweet and sour. Rate it 4/5.

Jalebi
Jalebi

Kadhi was thick and nice. It had a sweetish tinge. Tasted very good. Rate it 4.25/5

Kadhi
Kadhi
Kadhi kept in jugs - have as much as u want, with the food.
Kadhi kept in jugs – have as much as u want, with the food.

Large sized Mirch ( non hot but flavourful) was served as accompaniment.

Large sized Mirch
Large sized Mirch

Raw Papaya chutney was chatpata and crunchy. It was a bit hot and had a slightly sweetish tinge. Rate it 4/5

Raw Papaya chutney
Raw Papaya chutney

Overall rating of food at ISKCON gathia averages out to 4.1/5

our breakfAST
our breakfAST

Recommended to first timers to Ahmedabad for sure. A new unique experience

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