India is a country of spices, sweets, food and hospitality. So let us have a look at these luscious dishes which brighten the Indian streets.
1) Gol Gappe
These crispy, sour and spicy water filled balls known with various names like pani puri, puchka and gupchup across the country are simply irresistible. This is the top most name in every girl’s list of most favorite things.
2) Chole Kulche
This Punjabi dish can be said an Indian version of burgers. It can be described as Butter baked bread which are served with spicy choley garnished with onion, tomato and pickel.
3) Chole Bhature
This again is a very popular and mouth watering Punjabi dish. You can easily crown it as the king of street foods as it can be served anytime as breakfast, lunch or even as a snack.
4) Moong Daal Paukaude
This light snack is also called ‘Ram Ji Ke Laddu’. When served with radish and green coriander and mint sauce nothing can beat its taste. It tastes its best in monsoon.
5) Jhal Mudhi
It’s a quick snack from Bengal where ‘Jhaal’ means ‘teekha’ or ‘spicy’ and ‘Mudhi’ means puffed rice. Mudhi is added with some spices, sauces and vegetables like onion and tomato to leave you with watery eyes, nose and steaming years.
6) Pav Bhaji
This yummy dish comes from the state of ‘dream city’ Mumbai that is Maharashtra. Here ‘Pav’ is bread and ‘Bhaji’ means vegetable curry. It is a very delicious, quick and cheap recipe loved by all.
7) Litti Chokha
It is a complete meal and is traditionally from Bihar and Jharkhand. It consists of small balls made of wheat flour and gram which are roasted over coal ashes and served with flavored smashed potato called ‘Bharta’. It is really healthy and good for stomach.
‘Jlebi’ the name itself sounds so juicy. It’s an extremely popular and one of the oldest sweets in India. It is served with curd at some parts of India and with hot milk in some others.
9) Aaloo Tikki
‘Tikki’ is made up of mashed potatoes which are fried and then it is served with curd, tamarind and coriander sauce with extra spices sprinkled over it. It can be easily found in every second street of north India.
10) Papadi Chaat
‘Chaat’ literally means licking and it actually makes you lick your fingers after eating it. ‘Papari’ is crispy wafer which is served with boiled potatoes, curd and several chutnies and spices in such a perfect proportion that you can’t help but lick the dish it is served in.
It is light and super healthy morning-evening snack. It is not filled with extra spices or sauces but still makes you crave for it. It is made of pressed rice which are garnished with groundnut, onion, tomato, ‘besan bhujia’ and given a sour flavor of lemon.
12) Besan cheela
Calling it a snack is an underestimation of this delicious dish out of the kitchen of every mother due to its nutritious value. It is made of gram floor mixed with some spices and vegetables and served with tamarind, mint or coriander chunties.
It is a local snack of Rajasthan and UP and popular in Delhi the capital city too. Kachauri is made of ‘maida’ with different spicy stuffings and served with potato curry and chutney.
14) Kulfi Faluda
This amazingly tasty desert does not need any introduction. It contains Indian ‘Matka Kulfi’ with noodle like long structures called ‘Falooda’. This child icecream desert is garnished with many things like pomegranate seeds and cherries to add flavor.
15) Idli Sambar
This is a south Indian dish but equally popular in the entire country. This is the best example of a combination of taste and health at the same time. ‘Idlies’ are the rice balls which are served with ‘Sambar’ made up of many different vegetables and pulses and coconut chutney.