Updated: Jan 3
When it comes to street food, there is this one proud nation called India where every state, city has its specialty. Food is one thing which has to be good no matter where we are having it. People in India do not need any reason for celebrating occasions, they just cannot resist having not-so-healthy roadside delights. How can someone imagine walking through the streets of Kolkata without having those Puchkas/Golgappe or Vada Pav on the busy lanes of Mumbai!
A long list is coming your way of the lip-smacking famous street food of India which intends to have a watery mouth of yours. Let’s explore the real Zaayka.
1.Jammu’s Kachaloo Chaat
This snack is prepared with potatoes combining lemon, red chili, black-eyed beans, and tamarind. A perfect combination of tangy and spicy is a must-try.
2.Yummy-Licious Chole Bhature
Delhites have already known that the best chole bhature you can have is in Dilli and Punjab. Those extra puffy bhaturas with yummy chole and onions can indeed be the best street food anyone can have.
You can have some famous food joints like Sita Ram at Paharganj, Giani’s di Hatti in Chandni Chowk, Chache di Hatti at Delhi University.
3. Aloo Tikki
Though it is a delicacy of Lucknow, you can have them in almost every city. Made with mashed potatoes rolled all over in oil with some chutneys, Dahi, and paneer over it can be so mouth watery to resist.
4. Litti Chokha
Spicy curry made from brinjal or mashed potato served with Litti made from grams. An amazing cuisine can be well enjoyed with ghee on the streets of Patna.
5.The King of street food (Momos)
This native food of Tibet and Nepal has become so popular street food amongst all, especially for the young generation. Steamed dumplings filled with veggies and chicken served with super spicy red sauce is something that has to be irresistible.
The scrumptious little bombs have different names in different cities. In Bengal, it is called
Puchka whereas in Delhi and Mumbai these are known to be Golgappe / Pani Puri. You can find the best juicy ones on the roadside only. I am sure, there must be very few people who don’t like to have these.
This Chau - min has been a popular street food since the ’90s. A variety of noodles served with vinegar and other toppings can be a great snack to have with friends and family.
This item has been the most famous street food in the land of the Royals – Rajasthan. The flavor of this crunchy stuff with hot gravy will not let you keep waiting for long to have it.
9. Vada Pao
The spicy delight of Amchi Mumbai is a kind of small burger that is very cost-effective to have.
Vadas inside the buns might let your stomach burn but the taste will satisfy it.
10. Misal Pao
A light and common snack on the streets of
Mumbai is spicy, filling and tasty to have.
Gujarat’s popular snack has now been famous street food in Western India. The aroma of special spicy Dabeli will push you to have it.
Most of you have not heard of them, these are a smaller version of Dosas. Paniyaram is another name of Paddu and they are made on a special pan that has small fissures. It can be prepared both ways- sweet or spicy. One can have them in tea breaks.
13. Mirchi Bajji
Straight from Hyderabad, these are stuffed green chili served with lemon. Make sure if you are not fond of chili, ready to have water after having them.
Feeling hungry? If yes, then don’t keep your hunger pangs wait for long. Head towards your favorite street food wala!