Eating in restaurants will definitely combat your ever craving gastronomic desires, but peace of mind and your tingling tongue could only be satisfied with a drooling Indian Street Food experience. If only you eat it from a hygienic location, these street foods are not only very budget friendly and keeps you filled for long hours, but also give you an authentic taste of real local Indian food. Having street food with your loved ones in India is also thought to enhance the relationship bond! Here are some of the most famous Indian Street foods that ought not to be missed:
1. Gol Gappe
When it comes to street food, nobody can miss out the Gol Gappe (or Batasha, Pani Puri, Pakodi, Gup Chup, Phulki, Puchka – as called in different regions). These balls of wonder are a hollow and a crispy puffed bread that is served with a peculiar stuffing that typically consists of smashed potato and chickpea, mint and jaljeera water and tamarind sauce. ‘The variation of stuffing is the identity of the place’.
Dahi Bhalla, Aloo Tikki Chaat, Papdi Chaat and Raj Kachori are some of the most delicious dishes of North India, which are rejoiced India-wide. These dishes are topped with sweet beaten curd, mint and tamarind chutneys and Indian spices like chaat masalas, which triggers every center of your taste buds.
3. Chole Bathure or Kulche
An authentic Punjabi dish that consists of fried breads called Bathura and is served with spicy chick pea preparation (chana masala). The Bathure is often replaced with flatbreads called Kulche in North India.
4. Kathi Rolls
Originated in Bengal, this street food is a pick of every busy person! They are essential paranthas (or flat breads) that are rolled with stuffing like kebabs or tikkas.
5. Pav Bhaji
If you go to Mumbai, there would be hardly any person who hasn’t tasted this rich and spicy recipe. The Bhaji is typically made with potatoes, onions, tomatoes and other veggies and the Pav is a butter fried soft bread roll. To taste authentic Pav Bhaji, the Bhaji must be topped with chunks of butter!
6. Samosa and Jalebi
A must pick for an evening tea celebration! These samosas can be compared to puffs that are most lovingly stuffed with spiced potato mash and are best relished with mint chutneys. Complimenting this with syrup soaked sweet jalebis and condensed milk rabris, makes your evenings, even better, especially on a rainy day!