Best Street Foods Of India That Will Get You Drooling

“Main toh raste se jaa raha tha, main toh bhel puri kha raha tha.” Most of you would be familiar with this very famous 90s Bollywood track. Not only does it aptly depict the actual Indian street food scene, but is also enough to make you grab a plate of bhel puri right away. When it comes to street food, India tops the charts. Food and beverages that are usually sold on streets by hawkers and vendors in portable stalls and carts is what is termed as street food. Move over aloo chaat and tikkisas…

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10 Best Tips On Eating Street Food In India Without Having Tummy Troubles

Holidaying in India is definitely on everyone’s bucket list. Its vibrant culture, beautiful traditions, colourful festivals and exotic food is quite intriguing! With an aim to cover all of this in one trip is not enough – perhaps you need to come here more than once in order to explore everything that this country has to offer. Whether you are looking to soak up some sun on a beach or want to have a selfie at the iconic Taj Mahal, there is no doubt that this beautiful country will steal…

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6 reasons why you must try insanely delicious African street food Bunny Chow

1. An overview If you really want to see a live example of the saying ‘’Sharing is Caring’’, then you should try Bunny Chow. Often referred to as a bunny, it is the most iconic Durban (South Africa), street food that is at heart a communal, working-class dish and is meant to be shared with another person. It is basically a hollowed out loaf of bread, which is filled with curry. It is believed that the root of this dish is strongly entrenched in India. The story goes that many…

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Street Food of India: The Happy Family of Gol Gappas, Paani Puris and the Phuchkas of India

What brings together a country with a billion people from multiple states, communities, and descents? You may want to put forth a mix of factors but we believe that one of the greatest unifiers of a country as wide and diverse as ours is its Food. Each state has its own signature speciality, made using recipes that have been preserved, mastered and perfected over centuries. Then, there are some dishes that come from one region and yet belong to all. These dishes travel far and wide and, over decades, become…

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9 Unique Street Foods From the North East

Planning a tour to the beautiful north east of India, but confused about the type of food or cuisine you will get to try out? Food from the 7 sisters has an exotic blend of spices and taste, and cannot really be described in a few lines alone. The dishes you find here are so diverse in their taste, use of ingredients and style of cooking, that only after a few visits can you be assured of having tasted it all. Street-side shops are usually the best way to get a glimpse of the eating…

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Best Maharashtrian Breakfast in Mumbai: Don’t Miss These Street Corner Maushi Joints

I used to visit an office in Bandra East where I worked as a consultant a couple of years back. This was when I took my first steps towards being a freelance food-writer from being a ‘full time’ market researcher earlier. I used to go to the office twice a week. The high point of my day there was at 11 am when I would step down for a late morning snack, a sort of mini brunch. On most days, I would head to the stall of Mr Kamble, an…

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9 Varanasi (Benaras) Street Foods that You Shouldn’t Miss

Street food is an essential part of the Indian culture and cuisine. There are a number of street foods from across the country that are famous, but nothing can beat the hot and crispy kachoris and samosas from Benaras or Varanasi. The holy city is situated on the banks of the river Ganges in the state of Uttar Pradeshand its food is defined by its culture and tradition. According to Chef Ashwani Kumar Singh from the Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi, “The food of Benaras or Varanasi is influenced by its people. You will…

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6 Most Unhealthy Indian Street Foods You Must Avoid

Be it salty, greasy, spicy or sweet, there is no taste that our wide array of Indian street food can’t please. And let’s admit it, in the present nippy weather it becomes all the more tough to resist these mouthwatering temptations lined across every nook and cranny of your city, teasing you to indulge. To our good fortune, there are options galore! From Dahi Bhalla, kachoris and pakodas to momos. But before you binge into your favourite Indian street food, it is always good to know the larger impact it…

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Lotan Chole Kulche: An Old Delhi Delicacy Cherished by Street Food Lovers

Chola-Kulcha is a very popular street food item in Delhi that is relished by everyone. From school kids to office goers, everyone seems to enjoy this masaledaar street food snack that is more like a meal in itself. This combination of boiled chickpeas (chole) and a soft white flour bread (kulcha) is served garnished with chopped onions, juicy tomatoes, powdered spices and a generous squeeze of lime. With everyone having a recipe of their own, this dish usually tastes different depending on the street vendor you choose. Set in the interiors of Old Delhi in the labyrinth of…

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Street food: Thai foodies defend Bangkok vendor culture

In a city where eating well is an obsession, a statement by a senior official last month, published in a national newspaper, caused a public outcry. Vallop Suwandee, who chairs an advisory board to the governor of Bangkok, was quoted as saying that street vendors would be removed from all 50 districts of the city. It seemed that one of the most popular and distinctive aspects of Bangkok life was to be wiped out, days after CNN had voted Bangkok the best place in the world for street food, and…

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