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New Delhi: Garvi Gujarat Bhavan, located in the heart of Delhi at Akbar Road near India Gate, the official house of the state in the capital has been recent inauguration. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the Bhavan in September 2019 which is called the ‘Green Building’ being the first eco-friendly edifice in the NCR which encapsulates the vision of Modern Gujarat 2.0. The Garvi Gujarat Bhavan brings to fore the modern Gujarati grandeur.
Adding to the true Gujarati grandeur, Garvi Gujarat brings forth its modern dining hall in house called ‘Ba Ni Rasoi’, a canteen-style restaurant. Ba Ni Rasoi, a name inspired by Kasturba Gandhi who was the woman with strong beliefs values traditions and culture in her own right. Kasturba was addressed as Ba and this Ba Ni Rasoi is to represent a restaurant that brings the warmth of and love of our grandmother to the visitors on the premises.
‘Ba Ni Rasoi’ serves as that refreshing thought of home away from home which brings in a promise of traditional Gujarati food with an authentic savoury taste and the love for pure home-cooked food. It is served by very experienced chefs from Gujarat who bring the taste and flavour of Gujarat right in the heart of Delhi. During the opening of the Garvi Gujarat the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi had remarked that “Here in Delhi Khaman is also called Dhokla. Handvo is also called Dhokla. Although it the same family but the Gujarati cuisine should be so well known that a common person in Delhi should know the difference between Khaman and Handvo and Dhokla.”
It is with this mission to bring to fore the authentic taste, flavours and dishes of Gujarat, Ba Ni Rasoi is an experience in the heart of the capital. Ranging from a wide variety of aromatic flavours to mouth-watering Farsan, Ba Ni Rasoi promises a wholesome meal comprised of pure ingredients and traditional flavors together on a plate!
Nestled in the architectural delight of Garvi Gujarat Bhavan, Ba Ni Rasoi follows the concept of serving homemade food in a canteen-style dining. Adding to its traditional beliefs, Ba Ni Rasoi supports the minimum use of cutlery and serves food in authentic terracotta crockery and thalis. The restaurant offers Nāstō, meaning breakfast, Farsan, meaning teatime snacks and set Thalis for lunch and dinner. Thalis represent the taste of Gujarat offering 16-18 items, carrying the very essence of Gujarati cuisine.
It was further mentioned that “what makes this Bhawan altogether unique is the representation of Gujarati culture with its eco-friendly approach. Today when pollution and deprivation of cultural values are the major concerns of the country, this Bhawan is one of the leading examples which will surely inspire especially our youth. Now taking the legacy forward of the vibrant culture of Gujarat, we are ready to serve it with Gujarati tastes as well.”