Famous Indian street food from various city across India

Street food is very popular all over world, you may have visit other countries and try their well-known street food. but, nothing can defeat the variety of Indian street food. The Indian street food is simple yet delicious, mouth-watering, and presence of exotic flavours that make Indian street food very tasty.  Indian street food that creates its own uniqueness with all Indian exotic spices and ingredients that is used in Indian food.

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“Ek garam chai ki pyali ho, Main toh raste se jaa raha tha, main toh bhel puri kha raha tha.” You all would be very familiar with these famous 90s Bollywood track. These songs are enough to make you grab a plate of bhel puri and cup of chai right away. When it comes to Indian street food and Beverages, the tea is first choice that India makes when it comes to beverages.

When it comes to street food, each Indian city has its own speciality. Street food are ready to eat or drink generally sold by hawkers, flea market, food vendors with portable shops. It is well famous for its reasonable cost and tasty food items. No outings, day out, excursion is ever complete without street food. So, I am sharing glimpse of famous Indian Street food from various city across India.

Here is a list of the few delicious Indian street food that you cannot say no to it.

  • Chole Bhature – Delhi
  • Poha Jalebi – Indore
  • Vada Pav – Aamchi Mumbai
  • Aloo Tikki – Lucknow
  • Dabeli – Gujarat
  • Akki Roti – Karnataka
  • Litti Chokha – Bihar
  • Kathi Rolls – Kolkata
  • Mirchi ki Pakode – Rajasthan
  • Misal Pav – Pune
  • Idli Sambar – Chennai
  • Puttu (steamed rice rolls) – Kerala
  • Dosa – South India

Chole Bhature – Delhi

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Delhi the capital & mind of India is very famous for its street food. Chole Bhature the mixture of spicy and creamy chickpea curry with puffy hot Bhature is a perfect combination of creamy rich texture and Indian spicy flavours. It tastes yummy, delicious when serves hot. The most popular Indian street food of India. Commonly eaten as breakfast on road side of Delhi.

Poha Jalebi – Indore

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An extraordinary popular dish among the locals of city especially Indore and Bhopal, poha-jalebi is tasteful mixture of sweet, spicy and crunchy. All though is famous throughout in India. It is an ultimate combination of fluffy texture, a bit of peppery with crisp of sweet jalebi and filled with aromatic of rose sugar syrup that makes it more flavourful in taste. Poha-Jalebi is one the most famous street food dishes in Madhya Pradesh. 

Vada Pav – Aamchi Mumbai

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The most popular street food of Mumbai. which is known by everyone around India. It is very delicious, flavourful and tasty. The vada pav is also known as Poor Man Burger. Whether it’s tea time, Breakfast time, or any free time one thing is sure, Mumbaikar’s can’t live without the Vada Pav. Whenever, you visit to Mumbai you will find shops selling vada pav across the city. This is authentic Marathi dish. Vadapav is served with different chutneys, most commonly chutney is dried garlic chutney. It tastes delicious when serve with Indian masala tea.

Aloo Tikki – Lucknow

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The most popular street snack served in Lucknow city is very famous throughout in India. This snack is made of boiled potatoes and various spices served hot along with different sauce. You will find this snack in every corner of country. The dish varies from city to city with different name and forms like ragda pattice, Aloo chat, etc.

Dabeli – Gujarat

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Dabeli snack have root originated in Kutch, Gujarat. It’s a sandwich like snack made with bit of spicy potato fillings with peanut and mix with different chutneys in between pav. It’s topped with sev (small pieces of crunchy noodles made from chickpea flour paste), chopped onions, spicy peanut, and pomegranate seeds that makes it more flavourful in taste. it is served with spicy green chutney and tamarind (Imli) chutney that gave immense tasty flavour to Dabeli.

Akki Roti – Karnataka

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Akki means rice in Kannada, the healthy breakfast of the people in Karnataka, Akki roti is refers to flat breads made with rice flour and serve with coconut chutney. A perfect morning breakfast where people start congregate to the stalls serving akki roti before they begin with their 9 to 5 job or college lecture. It is common tiffin snack quick and easy to make that gives tastes delicious form of snack. A perfect crispy flat bread that is delicious and crunchy in taste. Famous street food of Karnataka.

Litti Chokha – Bihar

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The Bihari variant of Dal Bati Choorma. The Bihari Litti Chokha variant looks same as dal Bati Choorma but, the taste as well as recipe is completely different. It is a traditional dish of Bihar that can be eaten during any time of day. The taste of Litti Chokha increases when ghee is poured on it. It is made with sattu that can be serve with aloo, baingan bharta and curd. One must try Litti Chokha on street of Patna.

Kathi Rolls – Kolkata

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It is a street food have roots originated from Kolkata, west Bengal.  It is made with delectable filling of kebabs and raw veggies wrapped in paratha bread. People can get both vegetarian and non-vegetarian rolls. The most popular street food of Kolkata also known as taste of Kolkata. 

Mirchi ki Pakode – Rajasthan & Hyderabad

The most famous street snacks that have roots originated in 2 states that is Rajasthan and Hyderabad. In Rajasthan the Mirchi ki Pakode is also known as Jodhpuri Mirchi vada. The green chillies stuffed with spicy potato filling and deep fry coating that, is done after dipping the mirchis in besan batter and serves with green chutney.  

Misal Pav – Pune

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It is spicy flavourful curry that is made moth bean sprouts and a mixture of spices. It is spicy dish for peppery food lovers. Pure authentic Maharashtrian street food. Misal pav is topped with Poha, Namkeens, coriander leaves, chopped onion and lemon that makes Misal Pav more flavourful and appetizing in Taste. It is serves with Pav. It contains most of Indian flavours and spicy in it. The best street food in Maharashtra.

Idli Sambar – Chennai

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A dish that relies on family traditions. The common south Indian dish, serves as breakfast item with coconut chutney and Sambar. It is famous snack that is available all over in India. But, you cannot resist yourself from having famous Idli Sambar of Chennai. Idli Sambar is simple yet Delicious in taste.

Puttu (steamed rice rolls) – Kerala

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The Puttu is well known breakfast dish in Kerala. it is made of steamed rice in shape of cylinders that is layered with coconut shavings. It is served hot with sweet side dishes such as palm sugar or banana, or with spicy curries. One must try Puttu on streets of Kerala-'Gods own country'.

Dosa – South India  

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You all know, the Dosa is very famous not only in South India but also in every corner of India. Each city brings its own uniqueness to the taste of Dosa. It is served with Sambhar and chutney most of time, from crispy thin dosas to many varieties each Dosa has its unique flavours. These Dosa are made in so many ways. And yes, when it comes to filling the Dosa has most commonly Potato filling. But, on western states of India the filling of Dosa has been completely change from Potato to all veggies, from bit spicy to pepperiness, from normal Dosa to huge paper Dosa, including Chinese flavours Dosa and lot more varieties of Dosa. A perfect snack for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Now, I have shared a glimpse of famous Indian street food from various city across India. Mark on your bucket list and execute it each of them at least once in life. Happy Eating folks! Keep Exploring new places!

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