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5 famous street foods of India

By SiliconIndia  |   Wednesday, 13 July 2011, 05:12 Hrs   |    1 Comments
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5 famous street foods of India
Bangalore: Are you a food freak waiting to hit some authentic cuisine during your trips. Then you shouldn't miss the street foods at different regions in India.Those makeshift roadside stalls, carts and small establishments such as dhabas represent some exquisite flavours which Indian cuisine is famous for. Moreover, it is considered as a hangout place for family and friends. Though we cannot disregard the hygiene part, these local food joints are quite famous in every region of India. Let us find out what street food is famous in different regions of India.

Chats of Delhi

The old Dilli or chandni chowk is the hub of street food in Delhi. Chaat is the most famous food. Dahi Bhalla, Kulfi, Faluda and gol gappas are the other famous to-die-for specialties of Delhi.

One can find a whole range of eating joints low funds restaurants, cream of the crop restaurants and road side Dhabas that satisfy your taste buds with authentic Dilli cuisine. The one exclusive feature however about Delhi eating joints is that the city has a few streets and lanes that are totally dedicated to food. Some of the popular road side eateries in Delhi include places like Paranthe wali gali; Annapoorna, Ghantewala, Bengali Market, Greater Kailash and Sunder Nagar are famous for entertaining their gastronomes with kababs, rotis chaat, bhelpuri, sweetmeats and biryani, tikki at Natraj (Chandni Chowk), Shree Balaji Chaat Bhandar (Chandni Chowk), tikki wala (Pitampura), Lala Babu Chaat Bhandar (Chandni Chowk), Prince's Paan & Chaat Corner (Greater Kailash), Roshan di Kulfi (Karol Bagh). Other places for having toothsome kulfis in Delhi include Jeeta Kulfi Wale (Krishna Nagar), Sita Ram Nannumal Kulfiwala (Ajmeri Gate), New Kulfi House (Daryaganj), Vijay Variety Kulfiwale (Chandni Chowk), Raj Chole Bhature and Lassiwala. For lovers of chicken tikka roll and kebabs, Khan Chacha's Kebab Corner (Khan Market), Karim's (Jama Masjid), Peshori Kebab (Rajouri Garden), Afghan (Lajpat Nagar) and Bhatti Kebab (Defence Colony) are the best places.

Pavs of Mumbai

Mumbai, a culinary delight for any traveler is a myriad of cuisines. Similarly Mumbai has a delightful variety of food. Some of the recipes have originated in Mumbai itself like pav bhaji, vada pav, ragda patties, bhel puri, sev puri, various veg pakoras, Mumbai toast sandwich, omelets pav, bhurji pav, masala pav etc. are some items you should never miss on your trip to Mumbai

Here are a few places you can eat to your heart's fill (till your stomach fills as well!).

Khao Galli - Meaning "eat street" in English, both sides of this lane are filled with food stalls. Located near Marine Lines and Church gate railway stations (close to Sunderbai Hall), you'll mostly dig up vegetarian food there.

Juhu Beach - There's a cluster of street food stalls right on the beach, as well as several chaat (snack) carts. You can eat pav bhaji here, fresh off the tawa (griddle).

Mohammed Ali Road - If you want non-vegetarian food, this Muslim area in south Mumbai is the place to go. Sweets are also available. It's particularly lively at night during Ramadan.

Mumbaikers also find egg Bhurji and Paneer bhurji which is sold at the Maker Chamber area irresistible which is about two cross roads away from the Nariman Point.

Seafood of Goa

Slow-dried in long, liberal strings under the blazing Indian sun, Goa's culinary nod to its Portuguese inheritance appears in its tastiest manifestation in the lunchtime chouricos. You'll find plenty of carts retailing their meaty products throughout the state, many with temptingly ecclesiastical names such as "Virgin Mary Meats" or "Ave Maria Sausages". Spiced with chilly, vinegar, garlic and ginger, chouricos are eaten unaccompanied or with soft Goan pao bread rolls. For the ultimate lunch rush, they're washed down with a glass or two of fiery feni, nap-inducing local liquor distilled from cashew or coconut.

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Posted by:owais - 11 Jun, 2012
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