Explore the Flavors - How to make 26 Lip Smacking Street Foods from India

Street foods are ready to eat food or drink generally sold in streets, markets , or in fairs by hawkers or vendors .

The hawker trend is generation old and these hawkers here in India balance a huge tray like thing with all that they sell on their head . They support this tray with one hand and carry a stand like thing in the other hand . With time the trend is changing and some of them now have carts which they can drag .We have many vans which have been converted into food stalls , then we have those food trucks culture here in India , similar to what we have in USA .

Indian Street Food is cheap and pocket friendly . It is popular for its not so healthy , yet so scrumptious , finger licking , tongue tickling roadside delights . It is hard to resist this food . Some street foods are regional, but many have spread beyond their region of origin. Street food vending is found all around the world, but varies greatly between regions and cultures.

When it comes to street food, India is one proud nation where every state – every city has its own specialty. Our wide varieties of scrumptious, quick and cheap street food are known for giving hunger pangs. Starting from Kashmir to Kanyakumari we might have countless number of street foods. Vada Pavs , Golgappas , Idli Dosas , Bhelpoori ! The minute you see these you start drooling . I have posted just 26 of these Street Foods , trust me I could do a complete year of these , months after months ! While posting for Explore your Flavours I tried to avoid posting the famous Street Foods , though I have picked some common ones too due to the A-Z clause I put on myself .

I consulted some of my friends , relatives, a few videos for the dishes I had not heard of and put in the effort to make a replica . I might have gone wrong some where but whatever I made was appreciated by the family . My sincere thanks to my friends , relatives , family . My special thanks to Nikunj Vasoya who has been sharing videos on Street Food and helped me with my queries . Last but not the least Thanks to Valli for the amazing theme. I have loved cooking and relishing each and every recipe .

A - Agre ka Bhalla - Street Food from Agra , Uttar Pradesh

A – Agre ka Bhalla – Street Food from Agra , Uttar Pradesh

Agra ka Bhalla is a crisp, crunchy aaloo  tikki chat from Arga. The tikki is stuffed and fried till crisp. It is then laced with beaten curd and chutneys. Hot Tikki, with chilled yogurt , is a treat by itself.

B - Bungra Bateta - Street Food from Saurashtra, Gujrat

B – Bungra Bateta – Street Food from Saurashtra, Gujrat

Bhungra Bateta is a street food from Saurashtra .Bhungra are fried pipes made from rice flour, just like fryums .Bateta are potatoes, cooked in a spicy garlic gravy.  The combination of the two makes it a unique dish.

 

C - Chole' Chawal - Street Food from Delhi

C – Chole’ Chawal – Street Food from Delhi

Chole Chawal is a typical North Indian street food with rice and chickpeas which makes a perfect delicious , healthy lip smacking meal.

D - Dahi Wada Aaloo Dum - Street Food from Orissa

D – Dahi Wada Aaloo Dum – Street Food from Orissa

Dahi Wada Aloo Dum is a Street Food from Orissa . The dish is a combination of Dahi Wada, Aloo Dum and Ghughni. Three popular dishes combine to make one unique

E - Elaich wali Chai - Street Food from Gujrat and many other states of India

E – Elaich wali Chai – Street Food from Gujrat and many other states of India

Chai is a spiced beverage brewed with different proportions of warming spices like Elaichi, which is the Indian name for cardamom .

F- Fariyali Sabudana Khichadi - Street Food from Ahemdabad, Gujrat

F- Fariyali Sabudana Khichadi – Street Food from Ahemdabad, Gujrat

Faryali Sabudana Khichadi is made from sago pearls , potatoes , crunchy peanuts . It is spicy and slightly sweet street food of Gujrat .

G - Garadu Chat - Street Food from Indore, Madhya Pradesh

G – Garadu Chat – Street Food from Indore, Madhya Pradesh

Garadu ki Chat is a deep fried chat made from yam . The chaat is a typical winter street food from Indore .

H - Halwa Nagori Poor Sabzi - Street Food from Old Delhi

H – Halwa Nagori Poor Sabzi – Street Food from Old Delhi

Halwa Nagori Poori Sabzi is a typical breakfast combination  served on the streets of Old Delhi.

I - Ice Dabeli - Streeet Food from Kutch, Gujrat

I – Ice Dabeli – Streeet Food from Kutch, Gujrat

Ice Dabeli is a chilled Indian burger which has a sweet and spicy taste . It is laced with whipped yogurt ,flavorful chutneys and has a amazing crunch of peanuts and pomegranates .

J - Jamun Kulfi - Street Food from Delhi

J – Jamun Kulfi – Street Food from Delhi

Jamun Kulfi is a delicious ice kulfi made with the pulp of jamun or black plums . This is a vegan kulfi or perhaps you would like to call it a popsicle ! With some chat masala .These are also called Julpeps.

K - Kutchi Bread Channa - Street Food from Kutch , Gujrat

K – Kutchi Bread Channa – Street Food from Kutch , Gujrat

Kutchi Bread Channa is a Street Food from Kutch .The pav is stuffed with channa , and then soaked in a spicy and a sweet chutney . The end result is a delicious slightly sweet but spicy Pav channa which is absolutely delicious and quite filling too.

L - Laiya Channa - Street Food from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

L – Laiya Channa – Street Food from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Laiya Bhel is bhel with puffed rice, fried chickpeas and peanuts. Finely chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander and green chillies jazz it up.A delicious tongu tickling munch !

M - Matra Kulcha - Street Food from Delhi

M – Matra Kulcha – Street Food from Delhi

Matra Kulcha is a lip smacking chat from the streets of Delhi . Matra are boiled white peas mixed with green chillies , onions , tomatoes ginger, spices and finally laced with tamarind juice. They make a lip smacking dish when served with kulcha .

N - Nadir Monje - Street Food from Srinagar, Kashmir

N – Nadir Monje – Street Food from Srinagar, Kashmir

Nadir Monje are Lotus stem Fritters , These are crisp, crunchy and addictive and taste awesome with a hot cup of tea.

O - Onion Samosas - Street Food from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

O – Onion Samosas – Street Food from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Onion samosas are a bite sized savoury snack which are filled with onions in a crisp flaky pastry. These are also popular as Irani Samosas and are a popular street food from the royal city of Hyderabad .

P – Pav Pattice – Street Food From Pune, Maharashtra

Pav Pattice is a spicy delicious Indian burger . A burger which is made with ladi pav , Pattice , chutneys , sev and onions ! In other words a cousin of Vada Pav.

 

Q- Qubani ka Meetha - Street Food from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Q- Qubani ka Meetha – Street Food from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Qubani ka Meetha is a traditional dessert from the city of Hyderabad . The dessert is made with dried apricots and served with fresh cream . A gourmet dessert , it is sold on the streets during the festival of Ramadan.

 

R - Ratalu Puri - Street Food from Surat, Gujrat

R – Ratalu Puri – Street Food from Surat, Gujrat

Ratalu Poori is a very flavorful yam fritter from the city of Surat, Gujrat.It puffs up like a poori and is sprinkled with crushed pepper and coriander which gives a unique taste to these fritters.

S - Surati Paratha - Street Food from Surat, Gujrat

S – Surati Paratha – Street Food from Surat, Gujrat

Surati Paratha is a unique and interesting mixed vegetable paratha invented by a lady in Surat, One paratha is sufficient as a meal. Check out why…do not miss it’s hidden ingredients.

T - Tameta na Bhajiya - Street Food from Surat, Gujrat

T – Tameta na Bhajiya – Street Food from Surat, Gujrat

Tameta na Bhajiya are batter fried tomato fritters . Thick slices of tomatoes are layered with spicy chutney , dipped into a chickpea batter and fried to a golden. served with a yogurt dip, they are totally irresistible.

U - Undhiyu Chapadi - Street Food from Rajkot, Gujrat

U – Undhiyu Chapadi – Street Food from Rajkot, Gujrat

Undhiyu Chapadi is a popular winter street food of Rajkot. Undhiyu is a typical Gujrati mix vegetable made with more than 15 veggies ! Chapadi is a flat version of Baati.

V - Vanela Ganthia - Street Food from Rajkot, Gujrat

V – Vanela Ganthia – Street Food from Rajkot, Gujrat

Vanela Ganthia is a popular Gujrati snack made of gram flour . The savoury snack is absolutely bland but peps up the taste as it is served with fried green chillies and a salad made of grated carrots or raw papaya , depending on the season . Hot , juicy and crisp jalebis is the classic combo with Ganthias .

W - Water Melon Shake - Street Food from Old Delhi

W – Water Melon Shake – Street Food from Old Delhi

Water Melon Shake is a super refreshing summer drink made with milk, rose syrup, basil seeds and watermelon cubes.The famous street food is particularly sold during Ramadan festival on the streets of Old Delhi.

X - Xtra Special Gol Gappe - Street Food from Delhi

X – Xtra Special Gol Gappe – Street Food from Delhi

Gol Gappe are the famous spicy water balls from India . A street food of most states , these Gol Gappas are called by different names in different states , Paani poori being the most common. It is not only the name that’s different , they taste different too., though the concept remains the same . A hot favorite among ladies.

Y - Yellow Dhokla with Cheese - Street Food from Ahemdabad, Gujrat

Y – Yellow Dhokla with Cheese – Street Food from Ahemdabad, Gujrat

Yellow Dhokla with Cheese are steamed spongy and delicious lentil cakes , which are served with grated cheese .

Z - Zafrani Meetha Paan

Z – Zafrani Meetha Paan – Street Food from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Zafrani Meetha Paan is a saffron flavored sweet paan . Paan is an intoxicant, acts as an antiseptic, a digestive aid and a mouth freshener, especially after a heavy and spicy lunch or dinner. It is a finale to any party or dinner. It is also my finale post for this series.

 

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Explore the Flavors - Street Food of India - a glance !
Course Lunch, Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
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Course Lunch, Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Indian Cuisine
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4 thoughts on “Explore the Flavors – How to make 26 Lip Smacking Street Foods from India”

  1. Amazing round up of Indian street food Vaishali. It looks like a bible to me – a one stop shop for all Indian street food. Kudos to your efforts for sharing so many local and traditional dishes with all of us. I have so many of your dishes bookmarked, I can’t wait to try them all soon. It is always a pleasure to run this marathon with you.

  2. Love your theme to the core and street food is my weakness as well. I am not worried about the health factor here. 😉 They are lip-smackingly good and always portion control comes into the picture. I agree these street foods are very hard to resist. Really enjoyed all your recipes and bookmarked a lot.

  3. This is incredible and outstanding roundup of 26 lipsmacking street food recipes of India. I always admire your planning and research for the themes you choose and make the recipes.Love each and every dish and bookmarking all of them, kudos to you for such inspiration.

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