You can taste the Gujarati sweet-and-spicy twang in the snacks at Shayona, the new restaurant associated with the ivory-hued, ornately carved Swaminarayan temple in Lilburn. Fresh green chiles top khaman dhokla—moist squares of sponge cake flavored with pomegranate juice. And date chutney is folded directly into dabeli, spicy potato patties on square buns that may well be the precursor recipe to the modern veggie burger. Half the space is devoted to house-made Gujarati snacks and sweets.
460 Rockbridge Road, Lilburn, 404-297-0501