“Avoid eating from outside”, that’s one common dialogue moms have been using for generations. And, what effect does it have on you? You end up doing the exact opposite and relish your wayward taste buds with delicious street food, don’t you?
Admit it, street foods are simply irresistible. Yes, we are all aware that street foods might be unhealthy as compared to home cooked food. But, all these petty qualms don’t matter much when your stomach is growling and the aroma guides you automatically to land in that street corner.
What makes street food more interesting is popularity and variety. Your city is definitely famous for offering a certain street dish and so is your neighbouring state. Dig deeper and you’ll find endless varieties of different street foods to try from across different places. This list brings five delicious street foods from across India that you will leave your taste buds begging for more.
First in the list is Chole Bhature, a Punjabi dish often preferred during breakfasts is considered as one of the most delicious street foods Delhi. Chole Bhature consists of spicy chickpeas, spices, and fried puris made from wheat flour. With ingredients like tomatoes, garlic, ginger, coriander, and garam masala, the chole offers a yummy treat to your taste buds. Accompany chole with bhature and you have the perfect dish served hit within minutes.
Once again, hailing from the streets of north India, Aloo tikki is one of those snacks that not only satiate your appetite but also your taste buds cravings. Aloo tikki is prepared with boiled potatoes, onions, and other spices. It is served fresh with coriander-mint sauce that adds a perfect touch to the flavors this delicacy gives out. Aloo tikki is also called as Ragda Pattice or Aloo chat in other parts of India.
Call it the Indian burger, the Vada Pao is the most popular street snack across Maharashtra. Fried potato dumplings stuffed inside a bun and nicely flavored with green chutney and chillies is a quick grab-and-go snack that’s simply perfect for those with busy everyday routine. Vada pao is a native dish for those in Maharashtra and power snack for everybody going through everyday hustle.
Dabeli is basically Vada pao’s elder cousin. It is another must try street food hailing from the Kutch region of Gujarat but it is popular across metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmadabad. Dabeli is made from boiled potatoes and lip-smacking spices that give out a sweet sour taste which makes it totally delicious.
Last but definitely not the least comes a dish that simply leaves everybody to go crazy. Considered as a traditional south Indian breakfast, Idli Sambhar is a healthy street food popular across India. Prepared from rice and fermented black lentils, idly is made by steaming the ingredients and served along with sambhar. Many prefer having idlis with different chutney variants which makes this dish a big hit. The combination of both Idly and sambhar is simply irresistible.