Just like our culture and ritual, Indian street food is also diverse and colorful. This varies from state to state. Be it an office break or a chilling time during tuition, we Indians cannot resist consuming these not-so-healthy and yet so-yummy street food. Street food in India offers all types of food. So, here is a list of some of the most commonly known street foods in India –
Dhaba style matar kulcha – This tantalizing dish is mostly served in Delhi. If you are really a food lover then you cannot miss this. The Kulchas are served with matar and the matar is garnished with tomatoes, onions and pickle. It is served along with a glass of raita. You can surely find at least one cart in every nook and corner of the city, serving this dish.
Momos – Although momo is a Tibetian dish, Indian street food stalls also serve momos and that too at a very cheap rate. This Indian street food has escalated itself from roadside stalls to food courts in almost all shopping malls. Momos can be stuffed with veggies or even with chicken or fish and are served with tangy spicy red sauce and mayonnaise as well. They are normally served hot along with a soup. A true momo-lover cannot resist himself/herself while walking past a momo stall on the road.
Aloo chaat – This dish is a delight for all potato lovers. Small pieces of boiled potatoes are tossed in a combination of tamarind and coriander chutney. It tastes immensely good. Another seasonal chaat variety you will find in India is made from sweet potatoes and is mostly available during the bone-chilling months. Sweet potatoes are boiled and are tossed with lemon juice and masala which can satisfy any hungry stomach.
Chole Bhature – This is a Punjabi dish. Chole bhature tastes best when served hot. It is a common breakfast for the majority of Punjabi families. It is enough to salivate your taste buds when you see cholas cooked in Punjabi spices and curry served with fried bread. However, if you want to experience the original flavor of chole bhature, take a walk through the narrow lanes of Amritsar and you will find a lot of stalls selling this dish.
Papri chat – This dish has different names in different parts of the country. When you want to eat something refreshing and sweet, you can have this dish. It is the best way to soothe your taste buds. This dish can be made from besan papdi or soft bhallas or semi puffed pooris and is served with yogurt, bhel and tangy chutney.
By now you must be salivating! Taste these dishes and you will fall in love with the flavors of Indian street food.
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