10 Indian Street Foods that Foreigners should eat atleast once



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India is a multi-cultural country and street food in particular, is one of the most adored things in the nation. Every city or town has its own flavours which distincts their food from every other restaurant or established food chains. Indian Street foods are usually easy to make and very simple looking but they still have a wide range of flavours, spices and sweetness. 


1. Aloo Chaat


Aloo Chaat is definitely the most popular street food in India. You can find stalls of aloo chaat in almost every locality and street. It is prepared by frying cube-shaped potatoes and adding chaat masala and chutney. There's also another type of aloo chaat where boiled potatoes are served with fruits and chutney and chaat masala are mixed. Regardless, both of them are just as delicious. 


2. Pani Puri


Pani Puri, also known as Gol Gappa, are one of the most famous and loved street foods in India. It consists of a hollow puri (a deep-fried crisp flatbread), filled with a mixture of flavored water (known as imli pani), chutney, chili powder, chaat masala, potato mash, onion or chickpeas. The mouth-watering dish will make you fall for it in just one taste. 

    

3. Pav Bhaji


Pav Bhaji is a fast food dish which consists of a spicy mashed vegetable curry and soft, buttery bread rolls. It is one of the most loved and popular fast food across the country. Have one bite and you will surely see why every Indian is so head-over-heels for this dish. 

    

4. Samosa


Samosas are so commonly loved by locals that you can find them in almost every birthday party or wedding events. Samosa is a deep-fried pastry with a filling of boiled potatoes, spices and herbs, and is served with sweet and savory chutney. It is indeed one of the classics of Indian street food.

    

5. Chole Bhathure


Chole Bhathure are often eaten as breakfast dish or even main-course dish, accompanied with onions, green chutney and lassi. Bhathure is a fried bread made of all-purpose flour and chole is white chickpeas. This is a spicy dish, and is also served along with pickled carrots. This appetizing dish will surely open your taste buds and have you wanting more! 

    

6. Stuffed Paratha


One of the most loved food dish in North-India particularly. Paratha is a flatbread, which is stuffed with variety of spicy fillings of boiled potato, grated radish, paneer (Indian cottage cheese) etc. Paratha is often eaten with lassi. Each bite of it is just so delicious that you won't ever forget. 

    

7. Rabri Falooda

Rabri falooda is one of the most loved traditional sweet and cold dessert made of ice-cream (usually kulfi), rabri (thickened milk) and falooda. This dessert is best to be eaten in summers as the chill it gives when you take its bite on a hot day is just so gratifying. 

    

8. Dosa

Dosas are most common in South India but due to its impeccable taste, it has gained love from people around the country. Dosa is almost like a thin pancake, where savory flavours are more emphasised. It is served along with coconut chutney and sambar (vegetable stew). It's also one of the most healthy dishes which create an explosion of flavors in every bite you take.


9. Jalebi


If you have a sweet tooth, you will surely fall in love with jalebi in an instant. It has a somewhat chewy texture with a crystallized coating of sugar. It is made by deep-frying maida flour (plain flour or all-purpose flour) batter in pretzel shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup. Jalebi is often eaten along with rabri and milk as well! 

    

10. Vada Pav

 

Vada Pav, most common in Maharashtra, consists of a deep fried potato placed inside a bread bun (pav) sliced in half through the middle. It is generally served with one or more chutneys. Due to its resemblance to burger, it's also called Bombay Burger. The speciality of this dish is its simplicity yet the rich flavors! 


All of the above mentioned dishes are full of rich flavors and can help you find out the most common flavours Indians seek and love in any dish! 


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