‘Lakhanpur de Bhalle’, a spicy treat to kill the heat
Apart from dusty roads and numerous trucks waiting for their clearances there is something else that makes Lakhanpur – the entry point to the state of Jammu & Kashmir known among the masses – ‘Bhalle’. A fried snack made from pulses which are best served with shredded radish and green chutney.
The slight spicy and tangy aroma of this local feast begins accumulating in your nose as soon as you enter this place.Several Bhalle stalls line on the sides of the road day and night. Just the sight of vendors carrying this mouthwatering delicacy is enough for people to forget everything about street eating stigma and dig into these small bundles of joy.
Chhole Bhature, tummy-licious Punjabi cuisine
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If its bread and butter in English then we have our own desi version of ‘Chhole bhature’.This lip smacking Punjabi cuisine is a staple breakfast in majority of Punjabi Households. Mouthwatering green peas cooked in traditional Punjabi spices and curry along with fried bread is enough to salivate your taste buds.
Initially a street food rampant in the streets of Amritsar this luscious street food is now readily available almost everywhere in India. But if you wish to get the taste of real Punjab then take a trip through narrow colorful streets of Amritsar and order a plate of this bombastic combo of Chhole Bhature.
Aloo Tikki, crunchy roadside re-treat
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If you always thought that this simple roadside feast was a gift of Delhi to rest of the country then this might be a bolt for you. Aaloo tikki is a delicacy of city of nawabs ’Lucknow’. Owing to its popularity every city has now made its own versions of this exotic cuisine. In Mumbai this is Ragda Pattice while in Delhi it is often confused with aaloo chat.
Well famed for its wide range of non-vegetarian cuisines, Lucknow, offers a delight to the veggie lovers in the form of these small puffed mashed potatoes ‘Aaloo Tikki’ well served with spicy green peas curry and sweet – sour chutneys.
Tunde Kabab, a boastful treat of the rich Awadh culture
Kebab is the most relished non vegetarian cooking of Lucknow, tunde kebab are however the favorites. Exceptionally soft and succulent till the core is what makes these kebabs an all-time beloveds. Haji Murad Ali, the creator of this authentic cuisine had only one hand and hence the name Tunday as in Hindi a person with one hand is called Tunde.
A chef with one hand, a culinary made to fulfill the dying wish of a toothless royal…a dramatic story indeed!
Litti Chokha, a dish that talks about simplicity
Litti Chokha is the Bihari version of Dal Batti of Rajasthan. What makes this dish unique from the rest is that, this love of Bihar is one of the traditional cuisines that can be eaten as breakfast, lunch as well as dinner.A spicy curry or chokha made from brinjal or mashed potato is served with Litti or bread made from grams.
An amazingly mouthwatering cuisine is well enjoyed with a spoonful of ghee. This exotic cuisine has gradually made its way from the streets of Patna to all over India.
Momos, the king of street food
There is no second opinion about why momos are one of the best Indian street food. A migratory food, however, momos is native to Tibet and Nepal. A spicy roadside cuisine, this is one food item that has escalated from roadside stalls to food centers and food courts in all hot-shot Malls
Tangy spicy red sauce and steaming hot dumplings loaded with veggies or chicken is something that we just cannot resist while walking past the stall on road
Puchka, scrumptious little bombs
Puchka are the Bengali versions of Golgappe or Paani Puri. Whatever the name be, but there is certainly no better alternative to beat the heat than these little tangy-minty delights. We lost ourselves drooling while watching Kangana make these mouthwatering feasts in Queen as well.
The best Puchkas are the ones served on the roadsides. No matter how choosy one gets about food but when it comes to these spicy delights almost every day finds it difficult to resist themselves.
Chaat, A colorful fusion of taste
Can you believe that this excessively common street food originated right from Shah Jahan’s kitchen? Yes, the Mughals too had a slight inclination to the sweet & sour world. A North Indian Cuisine, chaat has evolved to various new forms – Dahi Puri, Bhel puri, Paani puri can be thus considered as cousins of this tangy treat.
Well whether it’s the crispy combo or the mouthwatering blend of sweet & sour, we certainly are in love with this colorful fusion of tastes.
Chow Mein, There is nothing better than Indian ‘Chauuu-Min’
Chow mein, is one dish that actually made street food all the more popular in India. There was a time in 90’s when every next food stall had lines of people waiting for scoops of these noodles on their plate.
Hot red noodles getting tossed and turned on open flame is enough to salivate your mouth. A dish that is constantly evolving with more and more flavors being added to it, is undoubtedly the best snack to have with friends and family.
Poha – Jalebi, because sweet and sour are just what is needed
No! We haven’t mixed two different street foods but bring you this ravishing cuisine right from the streets of Indore. Well known for its wide range of namkeens, samosas and chaats, Poha – Jalebi is the certainly the best roadside treat of Madhya Pradeah.
A unique combo of sweet and salty, one just cannot resist his urge of digging into this beautiful street food while strolling in the streets of Indore.
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