India and street food go hand in hand. Indian streets are filled with vendors who have been selling these mouthwatering delights for generations; most Indian cities have their own special variety of street food to tickle your taste buds. And these very irresistible flavorful street foods are what we will talk about.
1. Pani Puri
Also known as gol gappa or puchka, pani puri is a very popular street food in most parts of the country and every state has its own version of the dish. The name is enough to get your mouth watering. As the name suggests, it is a small hollow puri filled with spicy and tangy water of different flavours, potatoes and chutney.
2. Chole Bhature
Chole Bhature is famous all over India although it is originally a Punjabi dish. The crispy puffed Bhatura is served with hot and spicy chickpeas curry and makes a heavy breakfast accompanied by onions, carrot pickle and green chutney.
3. Vada Pav
The Indian version of a burger, Vada Pav is the most popular street food from Maharashtra. It is one the most loved and cheap staple food item, consisting of fried potato called vada served in a bun called pav accompanied by red or green chutneys and fried green chillies.
All the varieties of chaat differ from place to place; the common factor is that they are spicy and sweet at the same time. Some famous chaats are bhel puri, dahi puri, paani puri, corn chaat and papdi chaat.
5. Aloo Tikki
This is traditionally sold on the streets of Gujarat and travelled across the streets of Mumbai, Pune and other cities of India. It is another version of vada pav made with a sweet and spicy potato mixture which is filled into a small burger bun and then topped with onion, pomegranate, garlic chutney and sev.
11. Moong Dal Bhajiya
12. Kati Rolls
Kati Rolls are one of the most popular of all street foods nowadays. A fried egg wrapped inside a paratha with different kind of fillings is served with chutney or sour dipping sauce in many roadside stalls.
Dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, is no longer restricted to the region alone. It is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or in lunch/dinner.
Indian streets are famous for tasty and reasonably priced varieties of street food; one just has to keep their taste buds ready for the yummy treats coming their way.