Street food is the best way to get flavorful and tasty food at a reasonable price. There are many varieties of street food in different location. To know any place better, it is good to have a taste of its street food.
Today we have created a list of top 10 best street foods in India. Please have a look at these street foods to know more about Indian food.
Chaat is a mixture of crisp fried bread, potato, onion, gram or chickpeas, chili sauce, dried ginger and tamarind sauce with tangy-salty spices. Fresh green coriander leaves and yogurt is used to garnish it.
There are many variants of chaat available in India which includes aloo chaat, chana chaat, papri chaat
Samosa is a fried dish, with a savory filling in it, which includes spiced potatoes, peas and onions. It is served hot with a sauce or chutney. Tea and Samosa combination is quite famous in India.
There are various kinds of samosa available in India based upon there different filling. Some popular ones are potato samosa, chhole samosa, punjabi samosa, cauliflower samosa and paneer samosa.
Next in our list is Kachori. It is another spicy snack which is originated in India. It is round flattened ball made of all-purpose flour filled with a stuffing of baked mixture of besan (washed and crushed gram flour), yellow moong lentils or Urad dal (washed and crushed horse beans), red chili powder, black pepper, salt with other spices. Some famous ones are onion kachori, mawa kachori and dal kachori.
Idli is a savory rice cake, most popular in southern India. It is made by steaming a batter which consists of fermented rice and black lentils. It is usually served with coconut chutney and sambar which is a lentil-based vegetable stew.
There are many variants of Idli including poha idli, rava idli and kanchipuram idli.
Dosa is kind of pancake, made from a fermented batter which is prepared by rice and black lentils. It is also originated in South India.
It is served hot with potato stuffing, sambar and chutney. Masala dosa, plain dosa, paper dosa, onion dosa, paneer dosa and set dosa are some popular dosa.
Fifth position on our list of top 10 best street food is grabbed by ‘Poha-Jalebi’. Poha is basically flattened rice, which is fried with onion, potatoes, peanuts and other spices. Jalebi is deep fried all purpose flour batter which is soaked in sugar syrup.
Combination of these two is considered as one of the fulfilling yet light breakfast. Matar poha, kanda poha, aloo poha and Indori poha are some of the famous poha in India.
4. Vada Pav
Vada pav also spelled as Vada Pao, Wada Pav, or Wada Pao is another famous Indian street food. Vada Pav is originated in Mumbai. It is basically a deep-fried potato dumpling placed inside a bread bun.
It is accompanied with chutney and fried green chili. Cheese vada pav, corn vada pav, paneer vada pav
3. Pav Bhaji
Next in our list is Pav Bhaji, which consists of vegetable curry served with a fried soft bread roll. It is accompanied with chopped onions, lemon and pickle.
There are many variants of pav bhaji are available in India including Kolhapuri Pav Bhaji, Kathiyawadi pav bhaji and Punjabi Pav Bhaji.
2. Chhole Bhature
Chhole Bhature is a very tasty Indian street food. It is a Punjabi dish which tastes amazing. Chhole is white chickpeas cooked with spices and Bhature is fried bread which is made from all purpose flour. Chhole Bhature generally accompanied by pickle, onions and chutney.
1. Pani Puri or Puchka
First position on our list of top ten best street foods in India is occupied by ‘Pani Puri’ or ‘Puchka’. It is also known as fulki, golgappa and gup chup. It is small, round, hollow, crisp fried bread which is filled with chickpeas and spice flavored water.
Because of its flavourful water and crispy shell, it is quite famous among kids as well as adults. Based on its different toppings, fillings and spices, there are many kinds of pani puri available in India. Dahi puri and sev puri are the most famous pani puri in India.