Take a walk down on some of the streets of India and you will find some of the most amazing street foods in the world. Street food is ideally the food that is sold in public areas like a market, in fair by a hawker, vendor with a portable stall. Scrumptious, lip-smacking and mind-blowingly delicious, Indian street foods have come a long way. They are fast, cheap, easily accessible and not to forget just yum! With changing times, Indian street food has become available to its customer on the go and next time you need to grab a bite all you have to do is just walk down the street.
Here are some the most amazing street foods of India.
1. Momo: Momo is a type of dumpling that is native to Nepal. With some immigrants finding their home in our very own nation Momo found its place to the Indian taste buds. It is a simple dumpling made out of dough which is stuffed with fine cut vegetables or minced meat of your choice. It is served hot often with a spicy chutney or sauce.
2. Vada pav: This famous vegetarian street food comes from the state of Maharastra. It’s a simple creation of a deep fried potato patty with some spices and coriander inside a crispy bun. It is enjoyed best with green chillies.
3. Dosa: A spicy wrap stuffed with mashed potatoes. Dosa is a staple food for the people of the south of India. The wrap is mostly a crepe which is made from a fermented rice and lentil batter. The stuffing is a mixture of mashed potatoes, fried onions, and spices. It is best when served with chutney or sambhar.
4. Pani puri: Also called golgappa or phukcha in some part India, Pani Puris are little servings of spicy goodness. It consists of a round, hollow, crispy puri which is stuffed with mashed potatoes and then dipped in flavoured water and served. The flavoured water is a blend of various spices tamarind and mint leaves.
5. Samosa: The samosas are a fried or baked pastry with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, and minced meat (lamb, beef or chicken). It is served hot with sweet or spicy chutney.
6. Litti Chokha: Litti Chokha is a traditional dish eaten mainly in Bihar and Jharkhand. It can be had for lunch, dinner or you can make it on your holidays and you will surely love it. Litti is similar to Bati in appearance but there is a little difference. The stuffing is made with Sattu and Litti is eaten with brinjal bharta or mashed potato.
7. Dabeli: Dabeli is a spicy, tangy and sweet potato filling inside a bun – more specifically the Indian bun – called pav, drizzled with a sweet and spicy chutney and some pomegranate, grapes, onions and sev/fried gram flour vermicelli.
8. Chole-Bhature: Chole Bhature is one of the mouth-watering, spicy, exotic dishes from Punjab. The crispy puffed Bhatura makes an excellent combo with hot & spicy Chole / Chickpeas curry. This dish is available in almost all Indian restaurants and also on the streets.
9. Chaat: Papri chaat, Samosa chaat, aloo tikki chaat and the list goes on. Nothing like the crunch of freshly made papdis topped with yogurt, coriander, and tamarind chutney. An authentic recipe straight from the streets of Old Delhi.
10. Bhel Puri: It is made out of puffed rice, vegetables, yogurt and a tangy tamarind sauce. Bhel is often identified from the beaches of Mumbai.