Street food is exactly what the words conjure up: food available in a public place, such as from a vendor on a street and so much more!
Typically, street food is tasty, ready-to-eat food or drink sold on the street, in a market, fair, park or other public place. It is sold by a hawker or vendor from a portable stall, cart or food truck.
Most street foods are considered both finger food and fast food and are more reasonably priced than restaurant meals. 2.5 billion people worldwide eat street food every day, according to a 2007 Food and Agriculture Organization study.
People enjoy street food for a number of reasons: for a quick, inexpensive bite on the run, to sample flavorful local or exotic food in a social setting, to experience new ethnic cuisines, and to support entrepreneurs, small food businesses and local vendors.
so call it fast food, finger food, on the go food or comfort food. whatever you may like, here’s our pick on the best and tastiest Indian street food one must try out.
Kachori Sabzi – Varanasi
kachori – a puri stuffed with spiced lentils, potato, or beans.
sabzi- is a thick vegetable gravey made mainly using small baby pumpkins as a main ingredient.
Vada Pav and Chaats in Mumbai
vada pav : A potato party consisting of herbs stuffed into a bread bun with chutneys and chillies.
chaats : these consist of Pani puri, sev puri, dahi puri, bhel etc.
these are available everywhere in Mumbai at cheap rates. and are eaten at any given time.
Idli Vada – Banagalore / Tamil Nadu
idli: a south Indian steamed cake of rice, usually served with sambhar.
Vada : deep fried donut shaped snacks made with the paste of black gram and other lentils served with sambhar. these are served mainly as breakfast.
Vallyappam – Kerala
vallyappam or Appam is a type of pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. It is a common food in the South Indian state of Kerala. It is also popular in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. It is eaten most frequently for breakfast or dinner.
Aloo Tikki – Delhi
Aloo tikki is an North Indian snack made of boiled potatoes, onions and various spices. “Aloo” means potato, and the word “tikki” means a small cutlet or croquette. this is the comfort food for most of Delhi’s crowd.
Idli Chilly Fry – Pune
These are Batter fried idlis further tossed in ginger garlic capsicum mixture. Mostly consumed as a snack through out the day.
Litti Chokha – Bihar
Litti Chokha is a traditional snack food found in India’s Bihar state.Litti is basically consists of wheat and sattu (powdered roasted blackgrams) formed into balls with spices, and then dipped in ghee (clarified butter).
Poha – Indore
Flattened rice is a de husked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes, then cooked with boiled potatoes and chopped onions and herbs. poha is mainly eaten as a breakfast.
A mash of mixed boiled vegetables cooked with herbs and served with buttered buns of bread alongside chopped onions. this is also widely eaten in Mumbai.
Paratha in North India
a flat, thick piece of unleavened bread fried on a griddle. this can be either stuffed with vegetables or can be plain and buttered. served at any time of the day paratha is a very famous street food of north india.
Thus the street foods mentioned above are the most tastiest street foods of India, which will surely satisfy your taste buds, if you have more suggestions. feel free to share.
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