Our India is the land of diverse cultures and traditions and known for its multiplicity. Different type of cultures, languages, religions and natural landscapes, Indian food is also one thing that diversifies India brilliantly. Variety cuisines of India make our country stand apart from others. Local Street food of India is the most tempting part of the culinary delights of the country. Foods are sold in public areas like markets or stalls, street foods are mostly ready to eat food. This food is found at a very small price and is really delicious in taste. Every city of India has its own speciality of all time much-desired snacks that our favourite of all. You can explore major street foods of India offered by different cities.
Vada Pao, Mumbai :
It is the Indian version of a burger and the most popular roadside food loved by people of Maharashtra. It is the favourite and ultimate staple food product, which is made with a fried potato dumpling called batata vada in the middle of a bun – Pav. Condiments like chutneys and fried green chillies are added for better taste. Vada Pav well-known snack food of Maharashtra and some other names in this list are Misal Pav, Pav Bhaji, and Kande Pohe.
Kathi Roll, Kolkata :
Kathi Roll is one of the most popular street foods of Kolkata, which is very much loved by all. A variety of rolls are available in the city. These Kathi Rolls are basically crispy lachha paratha, which is stuffed with various delights like cheese, eggs, mashed potatoes, chicken, meat and vegetables. You will definitely this delicacy.
Tikki Tiki-Bangalore :
The perplex name itself indicates that this chat stall situated in Koramangala is a unique one serving lovely chats and other food. The shop name comes from the delicious and special food Tikki poori served here which is one of the best street food in Bangalore. If you want a quick bite then stop here and I am sure this taste is going to make you addicted to the yummy food served here. The best ones to eat are the chocolate Tikki, mudpie Tikki, masala Tikki, and paneer Tikki.
Tikki-Chole, Lucknow :
Tikki Aloo with chole is going to bring water in your mouth for its lip-smacking taste and amazing texture. It is served at most of the road-side stalls in Lucknow. This food is most mouth-watering delicacies of Uttar Pradesh. Tikki Chole is prepared by mashed potatoes and served with boiled pea accompanying various spices. Famous street foods of Uttar Pradesh are Bhel Puri, Sev Puri and Dahi Puri.
Idli Sambhar, Chennai :
Idli Sambar is most preferred South Indian dish, which is light and delicious in taste. It is mainly served as a breakfast item and along with peanut or coconut chutney. In Tamil Nadu, you can see many stalls selling Idli-Sambhar that tastes really good. Vada Sambhar, Dosa and Upma are some other street foods of Chennai.
Kari Dosai, Madurai :
This three-layered dosa is quite popular in Madurai. It consists of the base layer of plain dosa, the middle layer of an egg omelette, and the top layer of minced meat. It is a typical dish of the cow herder community, also known as Konars. It has to be eaten with sambar and chutneys.
Kola Urundai, Madurai :
This awesome meat dish is a culinary highlight of Madurai. Grinded mutton balls are prepared by mixing them with various spices, and deep frying them in oil. This makes them crunchy on the outside, and soft on the inside.
Chicken and Pork Momos, Mussorie :
The Tibetan community in Mussoorie brought with them momos. The mouth-watering steam dumplings filled with chicken or pork, this dish is savoured with a red spicy sauce. Food Stalls near the Tibetan Market serve and make the best momos in Mussoorie. Vegetarian options are available, too.
Kozhi Urundai, Coimbatore :
A local term used for chicken meatballs, Kozhi Urundai is a much-loved non-vegetarian dish in Coimbatore. Not found commonly on the street, you are more likely to find these in local restaurants. In terms of taste, Kozhi Urundai can be described as hot and spicy. The dish is perfect for the colder season (November to January). Kozhi Urundai is best eaten for lunch or dinner.
Saoji, Nagpur :
Spicy and hot, this dish is a must try for every non-vegetarian visiting Nagpur. Native to the land, this dish is prepared using trotters and a spicy masala. Some restaurants serve Saoji with chicken and vegetables, so if you don’t like trotters, you can choose either of them. Saoji is a signature cuisine of Nagpur, so you have to try a dish made in Saoji cuisine when visiting.
Thalipeeth, Nashik :
If you love authentic Maharashtrian cuisine or want to sample it for the first time on your trip to Nashik, Heramb is the right place for you to do so. Eat the Thalipeeth or Modaks of Maharashtra and be pleasantly surprised by the moderate bills. This clean and hygienic restaurant could well become a habit for you, given the scrumptious food and genuine hospitality you get here.
Noolputtu, Coorg :
If you are in the most beautiful location in southern India, Coorg, and you are looking for a unique breakfast; this dish can serve your purpose. The structure and appearance are what makes this dish a must to try street food in Coorg.
Fish Molee, Kerala :
Made with most locally available fresh, seasonal fish, molee is a coconut-based Kerala fish curry unlike the better know and spicy Kerala meen fish curry. With influences, some say, from Sri Lanka and even Malaysia, Kerala Fish Molee is actually quite unique. Moderately spicy, the gravy is made first and fried pieces of fish added to it later. Served with rice or appam, the curry is so delicious you may just have it plain.
Haleem, Bangalore :
This best version of Haleem that we have ever tasted. This version has incredible flavours and spices which are used just right to enhance those flavours of the dish. Hiking out to Bangalore and enjoying the variety of dishes during Ramadan is one of our favourite things to do. Indulging on Haleem is on top of the list whenever we get a chance to head on down there.
India welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, from businessmen to students to tourists. Every city has plenty of attractions and is a great place to shop, but the underrated aspect of the trip is the food. All city offers a plethora of options for food.