Famous Street Food In India
India cuisine or Indian food encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. Walking on the streets while eating is considered as a bad manner in some places but now a days its a part of daily life. People don’t get time to sit in restaurant and eat properly, so street food is a best option for all. Indian food has its own taste and unique look. Here is list of some Famous Street Food In India:
Have you ever wondered what keeps all Mumbaikars ‘ on the track’ round the clock? Vadapav – the Indian version of burger and most popular road side food straight from the heart of Maharashtra. It consists of a batata vada sandwiched between two slices of a pav. The compound word batata vada refers in Marathi to a vada (fritter) made out of batata, the latter referring to a potato. Pav refers to unsweetened bread or bun. It is also known as an Indian burger. A cutting Tea would complement though it adds up to the price. In Mumbai Bhau vadapav nr.shivaji talao (Bhandup-west) serves awesome vada-pav with coconut chutney and onion.
Rajasthan is well famous for its awesome cuisines and delectable street foods. Its famous mirchi bada are the most favorite amongst the locals, and found in almost every street shop or stall. Also known as jodhpuri mirchi bada are an amazing blend of sweet and spicy flavours. Mirchi bada is a spicy Indian snack consisting of chili and potato stuffing, served hot with tomato sauce or occasionally with mint and tamarind chutney. It is very filling for its size. The desert state also known for its most popular Bikaneri kachori, Dal-Baati-Churma, Pakores.
No longer just a South Indian favourite, Idlis are loved and can be found just about anywhere in India. The most favourite south Indian dish, most often eaten at breakfast or as a snack, idlis are usually served in pairs with chutney, sambar, or other accompaniments. An idli might come as cheap as Rs 5 to Rs 50 depends on where you eat it. Idli is savory cake of South India that is most popular throughout the southern part of India including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka. The cakes are usually two to three inches in diameter and are made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils (de-husked) and rice. Idli (and the process of steaming) was known in India by as early as 700 CE.
Chole Bhature is very popular in North Indian states and is a heavy fast food made of spicy chick peas (chole) and fried bread (bhatura). It is a heavy breakfast which is generally accompanied with lassi. Chole bhature are served with onions, carrot pickle, green chutney and achaar. There are different varieties of bhature available such as aloo bhatura (bhatura filled with boiled potato), paneer bhatura (bhatura filled with cottage cheese) etc.
The samosa has originated in the Middle East prior to the 10th century, where it is known as sambosa. Samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, ground lamb, ground beef or ground chicken. Its size and consistency may vary, but typically, it is distinctly triangular. It is usually had during breakfast or sometimes at lunch as well. While samosas are traditionally fried, many Westerners prefer to bake them, as this is viewed as more convenient and healthier by some diners.
The Panipuri also known as Gol gappa in Northern India and as “Poochkas” in West Bengal. It is originated from the Magadha region of India, present day South Bihar where it is also known as phoolki. Panipuri is the most user centered, cheap, customizable, fast food available anywhere in the India. The English meaning of golgappa is “watery bread” or “crisp sphere eaten.” Typically, 4–8 panipuris are served over a portion on a triangular plate made from dry sal leaves. Customers hold a small plate or bowl (katori) and stand around the vendors cart. The server then starts making one panipuri at a time and gives one to each individual. Panipuri servers have to remember each customer’s preferences such as sweetened pani, more filling or extra onions, for example. The server must keep count of how many panipuris each person has had. While many regions in India have their own variations of the panipuri, the most famous ones are from Kolkata, called ‘Puchka’. Golgappas are generally considered to be a popular low calorie snack (typical serving size being 4 golgappas). The nutritional information per typical un-stuffed suji golgappa is (approximately 12g)
Other famous street food dishes are Misal Pav, Pav Bhaji, Dabeli, Batata Wada, Kande Pohe, Masala Dosa, Meduwada Sambar and other Chaat dishes lke Shevpuri, Ragda Pattice, Dahi Puri.