When it comes to street food, India is at the top of the list. Every area of India has its speciality, whether in the north, south, east, or west. Indian street food is unique in that it is made with a medley of exotic spices and ingredients. In no time, this article will tempt your taste buds.
Indian street foods are famous worldwide for their flavour, variety, and ease of access in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore, to name a few. Kathi rolls, Daulat ki chaat, chhole bhature, and misal pav are some of the most well-known street foods.
Continue reading to learn about mouth-watering Indian street foods that are too good to pass up.
Poha Jalebi - Since it's a blend of two incredibly flavorful delights - poha and jalebi - this delicacy from the streets of Indore is known for its tantalizing flavours. It's a light but filling breakfast option that's also relatively inexpensive. Sev, peanuts, and sometimes tomato and pomegranate are sprinkled on top of the poha. The dish is then accompanied by steaming jalebis.
Momos - Raise your hand if you like momos! This is a well-known street snack. Momos are a typical dish among people of all ages because they are tasty and inexpensive. Momos stuffed with a variety of fillings are best served with a fiery red sauce or chutney. These street-side snacks are most often found in hill stations rather than in metropolitan cities. The ever-beautiful northeastern states of India will provide you with a great spread of authentic momos.
Kanji Vada - This spicy and flavorful drink, flavoured with rai, chilli, and mustard, is popular street food. It is prepared with a variety of salts and fermented for about three days. Anyone will drool over bite-sized moong dal vadas drenched in tangy mustard-flavoured kanji. When served chilled, it is at its finest.
Dabeli - Dabeli, which is said to have originated in Gujarat's Kutch area, is a unique combination of softness and crunch. The stuffed spiced potato mixture is stuffed into buttered paos and grilled on a Tawa. This famous Indian street food is also popular in Maharashtra, where locals rave about it.
Kathi rolls - There is no doubt that Kolkata is known for its Kathi rolls; a stroll through Kolkata's streets would confirm this. Kathi rolls, made with a delectable filling of kebabs and raw vegetables, are a visual and gustatory delight. The filling is sandwiched between two flaky and crispy maida parathas. A walk down Park Street in Kolkata isn't complete without a serving of Kathi rolls.
Nagori Halwa And Bedmi Puri - Any food-lover would be enthralled by this blend of sweet and savoury flavours. Almost every Delhiites favourite breakfast choice is bedmi aloo sabzi with nagori puri and halwa. These dal-stuffed puris are served with a spicy potato-based curry and sooji halwa and are widely available on the streets of Chandni Chowk. It's a complete meal in and of itself, and it's even better with a glass of chilled sweet lassi.
Misal Pav - This is a spicy, flavorful curry from Maharashtra that is popular across the country. This street delicacy is topped with chivda, sev, chopped coriander, green chilli, and other ingredients. If you want to get the most out of this spicy and thick curry, serve it with buttered and toasted pavs. Once you've tried this Maharashtrian street food, you'll be hooked.
Mirchi Ke Pakode - Jodhpuri Mirchi vada is another name for this famous street snack in Rajasthan. Above all, the pleasure of consuming large green chillies that have been split open and filled with a spicy potato filling is unparalleled. The crispy deep-fried coating, which is applied after the mirchis have been dipped in besan batter, adds to this Rajasthani street food appeal. You're done for the day if you serve it with some coriander chutney.
Ghugni Chaat - There's no shortage of on-the-go street snacks in Kolkata, and this one Bengali street food is sure to catch your eye if you're ever in the area. This iconic Bengali street food is also popular in other parts of north India. Ghugni is traditionally made by cooking white or yellow Matar (peas) in various spices and served as a chaat. To improve the flavour of the delicacy, squeeze a little lemon juice on top.
Jhal Muri - Puffed rice and masalas are used to make Jhal Muri, typical street food in Kolkata. This is the perfect on-the-go snack, and it's available in almost every corner of the city. This street food item is distinguished from others by its spicy taste, which is derived from the presence of raw mustard oil. When it comes to on-the-go street snacks, other street foods like bhel puri and chana chor garam are also popular and loved by people worldwide.
Dosa - A South Indian speciality loved by all, is basically a fermented thin pancake which can be stuffed with anything that you like, from paneer to chocolate to even chinese noodles and pasta.
Chhole Bhature - Punjabi street food has taken the culinary world by storm. If you're looking for something soulful to eat, chhole bhature is a perfect match. Every foodie's dream come true is the combination of puffy hot bhaturas and spicy, creamy chhole. If you happen to be in Punjab, you'll come across a slew of street vendors selling this delicacy. Make the most of this delicacy by drinking a tall glass of chilled lassi with it.
Kulfi falooda: Kulfi is a frozen dessert, like ice cream, made with milk. It is topped up with falooda sev which is cornstarch vermicelli. Add in some rose syrup, dry fruits and even chocolates. It's a dish that you mustn't miss.
Ice golas are basically snow cones drizzled with syrups of different flavours like rose, lemon and a classic favourite — kala khatta. It is the perfect summer dish to end your day with.