India is famed for some of the best street food in the world. Each city has its own unique character and tastes to offer. Any discerning foodie will appreciate the country’s range of culinary treats, from spicy to sweet. Street food can be seen everywhere in India, be it a market, a street or just a hawker at the window of your train. We take a look at five of the best locations for trying the street food of India.
Jaipur – The Pink City
The city of Jaipur is a heady mix of street markets, modern shops and gorgeous havelis, which is considered a jewel of Rajasthan. Lucky travelers can discover the well-known dish pyaaz ki kachori. This hot, spicy onion dish is popular throughout Rajasthan and is normally enjoyed with a sweet and spicy tamarind chutney. The recipe can be easily found in most ‘namkeen’ shops around Jaipur.
Mumbai – Home Of The Indian Veggie Burger
The heaving city has much to offer in terms of cuisine, but its own street food staple is one of the humblest. Vada Pav is Mumbai’s answer to the vegetarian burger, featuring a fried potato dumpling (Vada) served in an often spicy bun, with condiments such as fried green chili and chutneys. This Mumbai classic is an Indian street food staple you should not miss.
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Hyderabad – For The Perfect Biryani
The modern city of Hyderabad has a wealth of delicious offerings for travelers who visit India. Once among the locals, you will quickly realize the popularity of the Hyderabadi Biryani. Biryani has become synonymous with the city. The recipe varies, but it is most commonly a mix of basmati rice, onions, yogurt, chicken, spices, lemon, saffron and coriander. It is a filling and tasty meal that should be experienced during any visit to India.
Delhi – The Capital of Indian Street Food
India’s capital city is famed for many things, including its tremendous offering of street food. With so many dishes on offer here, it would be impossible to name just one staple for foodies. The best advice for travelers into this bustling metropolis is to head to the Chadni Chowk or Bengali Market. In these locations, you will find a range of gastronomic treats for the culinary explorer.
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Goa – A State of Incredible Tastes
The state of Goa is a popular destination for visitors yearning for sun, sand and parties. However, the location is also a great place for the gastronomic adventurer. The Portuguese influence is apparent in the state’s range of dishes. In fact, Goa is famous for the Goan fish curry and the local drink, feni, which is an experience in itself. You can expect a huge range of different snack available to suit any palette.
With so many street food available, India is truly an explosion of tastes and sensations to satisfy any foodie.
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