Monday, May 05, 2014

Shri Manmohan Kharek Centre, Ahmedabad

Shri Manmohan Kharek Centre
Opposite Navrangpura Bus Stop
Swastik Crossroads
In the lane beside Jalaram

Last week, I was looking for the best place in town to buy Kharek for a friend in Bombay, who had requested this Ahmdavadi specialty.

Kharek is a digestive made from dates, mostly on the sweeter side.

Since this is not something that we eat at our house, I quickly asked a couple of foodie friends for recommendations and Manmohan Kharek was one of the most popular recommendations. (the others were :
- mukhwaswala in a lane opposite Manek Chowk entry
- Kali topi lambi mooch near football ground, kankaria
- Mama Mukhwaas. Rani no hajiro. alpha one.
- Kwality kharek at law garden next to the chiti chiti bang bang

These have all been left for exploration for another day.

I did pick up the kharek from Manmohan Kharek centre and my friend said it was some of the best that she had eaten, so there you go. 

They have 2 types of kharek - the open ones that are thinly rolled and the fatter ones wrapped in golden wrapping paper called Golden Kharek.

While I was at the store, I tried some of their masala amla, which was salty, sour and spicy, so I picked up a packet for myself and I have been happily chewing on these daily.

I also picked up a packet of hajma hajam powder. Supposedly, you just need to mix it with pepper, lime juice and water and drink it for digestion. I've not yet made it, but kept it in stock for one of those days when we throw caution to the winds and overeat, late in the evening. 

This shop sells a variety of digestives. they aren't cheap, but the quality seems to be worth it.

Rating : 4 / 5


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