Top 5 Street food of India

Street foods are basically ready-to-eat food and drink which are generally sold in the public areas and streets like in markets, by vendors with portable stalls, in fairs by hawkers etc. Indian streets are well popular for its tasty and cheap street food items. Every city in India has its own specialty of the all-time favorite snack.

The heart of the country, Delhi is known for its delicious and spicy street foods, mostly Indian and Chinese food dishes in Indian flavor. North East Indian cuisines are also weighed as one of the best food, for e.g. Naga cuisines, bamboo shot, Assam Laksa, momos etc. These are inexpensive and taste very good.

The safety of the street food has become of the huge concerns in regards with public health, freshness and cleanliness. These major concerns discourage the people from consuming street food. Still there is no dearth of street food lovers but we advise you to take your own caution.

Chole Bhature – Delhi

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One of the best places to have street food in this country is the capital city itself, Delhi. The city offers an array of road side stalls and food. Chhole Bhature is a Punjabi dish which is quite popular in the major urban cities of the country, Delhi being the prominent one. Chhole bhature is generally eaten in the breakfast as snacks. Other popular street foods in Delhi are Pranthe, rajma-chawal, mouthwatering chaat, golgappe etc.

Vada Pao – Aamchi Mumbai

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Vada pao is famously considered as the Indian rendition of burger and is the most popular street food from the heart of Maharashtra. This staple food item consists of fried potato dumplings known as ‘vada’ which is served inside a bun called the ‘pav’ along with condiments like green and red chutneys and fried chilies. This vegetarian food item is native to Maharashtra. Other famous Maharashtrian street food includes the following:

  • Pav-bhaji
  • Misal pav
  • Pav-sample
  • Batata wada
  • Dabeli and
  • Kande pohe

 Idli Sambhar – Chennai

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The most popular south Indian dish is the Idli Sambhar. It is a common breakfast food item and is served with the combination of sambar and chutney. Sambhar is made with pigeon peas and tamarind and tastes really good with the vadas and idlis. Vadas and idlis are the best street food in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

 Dabeli – Ahmedabad

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The most famous roadside food originates from the Kutch region of Gujarat and goes across Mumbai’s streets, Pune and many other Indian cities. Dabeli is a very rampant and delicious spicy snacks item. Its mixture is made from boiled potatoes and special spices which is then put inside the pav and served. It can be served hot as well as cold.

 Egg Rolls – Kolkata

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Egg rolls are the most popular street food in Kolkata. Egg roll is basically fried egg wrapped in a paratha and is served along with sour dipping sauce or chutney in many roadside stalls in the city. Another popular street food in Kolkata is golgappa or puchka.

Egg rolls are the most popular street food in Kolkata. Egg roll is basically fried egg wrapped in a paratha and is served along with sour dipping sauce or chutney in many roadside stalls in the city. Another popular street food in Kolkata is golgappa or puchka.

Are you drooled with all these mouthwatering street foods? Make sure you keep a check on your surroundings before you dig in. To your rescue, many good restaurants and hotels have included these goodies into their menu.

 And do not forget to tell us which street food is your favorite? Comment below or share with your friends!

-Touritor Team

1 Comment

  1. Posted by hello42cab| Mar 14, 2017 |Reply

    Hi,
    Such a delicious blog and inspired me to explore street food in my area.
    Thanks for sharing and nice ,yummy clicks.

    Regards
    Hello42 cabs

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