Address: GF 21, Galaxy Bazaar, Gopinath Society, Opp. Sunrise Park Society, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Time: 11 AM – 11 PM
Meals for two: Rs. 600
Cuisines: Cafe, Fast Food
Nautanki – The Food Drama is a casual cafe style eatery with snacks and fusion dishes.
Nautanki The Food Drama, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad: Decor
On the ground floor of the commercial complex, Nautanki has a glass door with some of the specials written on it in bright colors. The menu displayed above the counter has catchy names inspired by films like Chaalbaaz, Crime Masterand Bazigarto go with the ‘nautanki’ theme, and you can see the activities in the kitchen from your table. Unlike the fine dine place with a similar name that was once popular in Ahmedabad, this one has a casual vibe and simple café style furniture.
Nautanki The Food Drama, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad: Food
This cafe takes pride in creating signature dishes of its own. I started with Nautanki ki jal phulki,their name for pani puri or golgappa – they served a plate with 27 puris that were crisp and well-made, and along the wall were glass dispensers with nine different flavored waters I tried tamarind, hajma hajam, pomegranate and lemon, in various combinations and they were enjoyable. The sev puri was nice and crunchy. They also have a range of mogos, cassava chips that are very popular in some African countries – I ordered the mogo fries which was a plate of fried chip sized sticks which can be seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. They also offer sauces to go with it like peri peri, honey mustard, ranch, oregano, among others, at extra cost. The cheese onion capsicum rice is one of their best sellers with a mantle of processed cheese over the rice pan fried with a broth. There are also mains with paneer,chickpea,corn or baby corn in gravy.
I ordered the rasmalai pastry and gulab jamun cheese cake, but both were disappointing with the rasmalai or gulab jamunas a topping and not mixed into the cake.
Nautanki The Food Drama, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad: Plus & Minus
This is a fun place to eat some fusion street food inspired snacks.