Little Gujarat vegetarian restaurant
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A young lawyer from India named Mahatma Gandhi arrived in Durban in 1893 and spent about 20 years in South Africa.
Little Gujarat restaurant in Durban is set in the hub of the city’s bustling downtown Indian district and offers tasty Indian vegetarian food costing not much more than the change in your pocket.
With a large Indian community living in this vibrant coastal city, vegetarian restaurants are popular and easily accessible. Little Gujarat vegetarian restaurant is a real gem: it's a simple set-up that serves lunch and early dinner, and is a favourite with locals and visitors alike.
During the day the restaurant pulses with diners from all walks of life, popping in for a meal or quick snack. The food is fresh and flavourful, with options for vegans and Jain vegetarians.
Diners trek to Little Gujarat for three signature dishes: puri patta (fried roti – a type of thin, flat Indian bread – served with curry sauce); masala dosa (crisp Indian pancake stuffed with potato, fried onions and spices); and freshly made sojee (sweet, creamy dessert).
Other popular choices include samoosas (a fried triangular savoury pastry usually containing potato or spicey fried vegetables), vegetable curries, rotis, bunny chows (a Durban specialty comprising a hollowed-out half loaf of bread with a stuffing), pakoras (fried vegetable fritters) and pickles, which can be washed down with sweet, milky chai tea. Prices are so low that you'll often do a double-take. You can also order your favourite dishes as take-outs if you're on the move.
While South Africa is known as a meat-eating nation, vegetarian restaurants are becoming more popular with many South Africans opting for a healthy change through a vegetarian or vegan diet.
With dining options like Little Gujarat, there is no shortage of delicious, filling and affordable food for vegetarians. It's no wonder patrons come back time and time again.
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Tel: +27 (0)31 305 3148