India is the land of diverse cultures and traditions and known for its multiplicity, and Indian food is one thing that diversifies India in a great way, as different delicacies of India makes it stand apart from others. Street food of India is the most wanted part of the culinary delights of the country. Found at a very small price and really delicious in taste, each city of India has its own specialty of all time and much desired snacks that are everyone’s favorite. And here are the major street foods of India offered by different cities.
- Vada Pav- Mumbai
Well, let’s say that vada pav is the Indian version of burger, and the most popular roadside food loved by people of Maharashtra. Vada Pav is the favorite and best staple food product, made with a fried potato dumpling known as batata vada, kept in the middle of a bun – Pav. Chutneys and fried green chilies are added for better taste. It is a well-known snack food of Maharashtra. The other names in this list are Misal Pav, Pav Bhaji, and Kande Pohe.
- Kathi Roll, Kolkata
One of the most popular street foods of Kolkata, Kathi Roll is very much loved by all, and different varieties of rolls are available in the city too. Kathi Rolls are crispy lachha paratha, stuffed with various delights like cheese, eggs, mashed potatoes, chicken, meat and vegetables. If tried, you will surely love this delicacy.
- Poha, Indore
Indore, a popular city of the ‘heart of India’ Madhya Pradesh, is well-known for its delicious wide range of snacks. One can enjoy a huge variety of street food that tastes amazing and full of flavour. Out of which, Poha is the most popular one, which is the light and delicious street food, enjoyed as breakfast by many. Prepared with flatten rice, it gets its flavor by adding some ingredients like potato, onion and groundnuts.
- Chole Bhature, Delhi
Delhi is the best place to enjoy street foods in India as it offers them in a huge range. Out of which, Chole bhature, a popular Punjabi dish, is loved by maximum people of India. Chole bhature, the popular breakfast item, can be found at any roadside food-stall and even restaurants in Delhi. Some other street foods of Delhi are Aloo Chaat, Dahi Bhalle and stuffed paratha.
- Litti Chokha, Patna
It is the most famous dish of states like Bihar, Jharkhand and East Uttar Pradesh. Litti looks like baati of Rajasthan but differs in taste because of its recipe, as the dough is stuffed with grinded gram nut flour and grilled on fire. Chokha is made with potato, brinjal and tomato. The combination is great breakfast, lunch or dinner.
- Idli Sambhar, Chennai
Known as the most preferred South Indian dish, idli Sambhar is light and delicious in taste. It is commonly served as a breakfast item, with peanut or coconut chutney. In Chennai, one can see many stalls selling Idli-Sambhar that taste really good. Some other street foods in Chennai are, Vada Sambhar, Dosa and Upma.
- Kachori, Jaipur
Jaipur is also famous for its variety of street food, and its Kachori is a real delight for foodies, which comes in variety. It is popular among locals and tourists, and some of the famous varieties of kachoris are Mawa Kachori, payaz kachoi and dal kachori, each having a super delicious taste.
- Akki Roti, Bangalore
This healthy and spicy Indian bread is made of rice flour with some addition of finely chopped vegetables, and then served with coconut chutney. This tasty food is famous in Bangalore, along with a variety of Dosa and other South Indian dishes.
- Tikki-Chole, Lucknow
Aloo tikki with chole is considered as one of the tasty and amazing texture dishes, it is served at most of the road-side stalls in Lucknow. Tikki is prepared with mashed potatoes, served with boiled peas accompanying various spices. Other famous street foods of Uttar Pradesh are Bhel Puri, Sev Puri and Dahi Puri.
- Dabeli, Ahmedabad
Dabeli is one of the most popular street foods, originated from the Kutch region of Gujarat and spreaded across the streets of Mumbai, Pune and other cities of India. It is a very popular and spicy snack item made with boiled potatoes with a special dabeli spices and putting the mixture between the pav.