India and street food go hand in hand. Indian streets are filled with vendors who have been selling these mouthwatering delights for generations; most Indian cities have their own special variety of street food to tickle your taste buds. And these very irresistible flavorful street foods are what we will talk about.
1. Pani Puri.
Also known as gol gappa or puchka, pani puri is a very popular street food in most parts of the country and every state has its own version of the dish. The name is enough to get your mouth watering. As the name suggests, it is a small hollow puri filled with spicy and tangy water of different flavours, potatoes and chutney.
2. Chole Bhature
Chole Bhature is famous all over India although it is originally a Punjabi dish. The crispy puffed Bhatura is served with hot and spicy chickpeas curry and makes a heavy breakfast accompanied by onions, carrot pickle and green chutney.
3. Vada Pav
The Indian version of a burger, Vada Pav is the most popular street food from Maharashtra. It is one the most loved and cheap staple food item, consisting of fried potato called vada served in a bun called pav accompanied by red or green chutneys and fried green chillies.
All the varieties of chaat differ from place to place; the common factor is that they are spicy and sweet at the same time. Some famous chaats are bhel puri, dahi puri, paani puri, corn chaat and papdi chaat.
5. Aloo Tikki
This North Indian snack is made of boiled potatoes and various spices, fried potato dumpling served hot along with green and red chutney.
A popular Rajasthani snack, Kachori makes a delectable appetizer. They are small, crisp, golden fried puri, stuffed with a dry, spiced filling and sometimes served with curried potato.
This is traditionally sold on the streets of Gujarat and travelled across the streets of Mumbai, Pune and other cities of India. It is another version of vada pav made with a sweet and spicy potato mixture which is filled into a small burger bun and then topped with onion, pomegranate, garlic chutney and sev.
Poha-Jalebi is the best street food and the specialty of Indore served with sev & nukti and with jalebi. Indore’s poha and jalebi are the best in the world.
Well a samosa is an age-old snack and street food that is popular all over the country. Filled with peas and spiced potatoes with a deep fried crust, this street food is served with chutneys.
This one has travelled from the streets of Nepal and is famous all over India now. This steamed dumpling with varieties of fillings is served with very spicy red chutney.
11. Moong Dal Bhajiya
This is a spicy delicious street food that is crispy on the outside and soft inside. Served with red and green chutney this is a famous North Indian snack.
12. Kati Rolls
Kati Rolls are one of the most popular of all street foods nowadays. A fried egg wrapped inside a paratha with different kind of fillings is served with chutney or sour dipping sauce in many roadside stalls.
Dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, is no longer restricted to the region alone. It is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or in lunch/dinner.
Indian streets are famous for tasty and reasonably priced varieties of street food; one just has to keep their taste buds ready for the yummy treats coming their way.