India is known for their street foods, and you getting sick after it. As long as you choose the largest stall with the most amount of people crowding around it, you should be fine. Saying this, i would still gladly chow down the food, regardless of what happens the next morning.
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So, if you are planning on visiting India, or you live in India but still don't know which ones to try, here are my 10 favourite Indian street foods. Oh and the best thing is, these are all vegetarian.
10. Aloo Tikki.
This is basically deep fried potato which has been stuffed/mixed with vegetables, it is usually served with some sort of chili chutney or a coriander and mint chutney.
Best place to try Aloo Tikki : My personal favorite will always be the one my mother makes but they're pretty good at Bengal Sweets in Khan Market, Delhi.
9. Vada Pao.
This is literally the Indian version of a burger. It consists of a Aloo Tikki sandwiched between two slices of bread and they usually also put in some raw vegetables,just like a burger!
Best place to try : Any local beach in Bombay.
8. Papdi Chaat.
I have no idea how to explain this actually and I personally am not too fond of this but my sister literally goes gaga over it. Its sort of a yogurt mixed with deep fried crisp wafers along with boiled potatoes, peas and topped with tamarind chutney.
Best place to try Papdi Chaat : At a fancy Indian Wedding
7. Egg rolls.
Egg rolls will forever be my saviour. It is delicious! It's basically an omlette fried onto a paratha stuffed with chili cabbage,onions and whatever else you want!
Best place to try egg rolls : Khanchacha at Khan Market, Delhi
6. Golgappas/Pani Puri.
This is an Indian street food classic! It consists of a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of tamarind/coriander flavoured water. It is also generally stuffed with potatoes and onion but i prefer it without all of that! The best bit about it is eating it, because you cant bite into it as it is filled with water, you have to take the whole thing in your mouth!
Best place to try golgappas : Prince Paan wala at Greater Kailash - 1, Delhi
Indian Ice-Cream is what best defines Kulfi. If you're going to try these try Kesar, Paan or Pista, these are the classic Indian flavours and I swear by the taste.
Best place to try : Any street vendor at Defence Colony
I'm not sure if this is technically a 'street food'. I think it is! A Samosa is a fried or baked pastry with savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas and occasionally lentils. You can't get better than that!
3. Chole Bhature.
It is is a combination of chole (spicy chick peas) and fried bread called bhatoora. My mouth is watering.
Best place to have Chole Bhature : Bengal Sweets at South-Ex, Delhi
Bhelpuri is made from puffed rice and Sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from besan flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, Chat masala and chutney. It's light and it's not that bad for you. Compared to the others.
1. Momos. (Dumpling)
Oh My God. If you haven't had momos then you haven't lived. Seriously. It's gods gift to this world. An they're the only thing in this entire article thats healthy, partially. Momo is just an Indian take on Chinese dimsums but it has its own kick to it. It is usually filled with steamed cabbage or any sort of minced meat. Delicious! Oh and it's served with a chili dip which is to die for.
Best Place to try this: Any place in the Himalayas, such as street vendors at Dal Lake at Srinagar, Kashmir
I hope you liked this article! My stomach is literally grumbling now!
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