10 of the Most Famous Street Foods from Different Cities of India

Amrita Barnwal April 17, 2024

India is the land of diverse cultures and traditions and known for its multiplicity. Along with its cultures, languages, religions and natural landscapes, Indian food is also one thing that diversifies India brilliantly. Different cuisines of India make our country stand apart from others. Street food of India is the most tempting part of the culinary delights of the country. Sold in public areas like markets or stalls, street foods are mostly ready to eat food. They can be found at very small price and are really delicious in taste. Each city of India has its own specialty of all time much desired snacks that are favorite of all. Explore major street foods of India offered by different cities.

Vada Pao, Mumbai

It is the Indian version of burger and the most popular road side food loved by people of Maharashtra. Vada Pao is the favorite and ultimate staple food product, which is made with a fried potato dumpling called batata vada in the middle of bun – Pav. Condiments like chutneys and fried green chilies are added for better taste. It is a well-known snack food of Maharashtra and some other names in this list are Misal Pav, Pav Bhaji, and Kande Pohe.

Kathi Roll, Kolkata

This is one of the most popular street foods of Kolkata, which is very much loved by all. A different variety of rolls are available in the city. Kathi Rolls are basically crispy lachha paratha, which are stuffed with various delights like cheese, eggs, mashed potatoes, chicken, meat and vegetables. You will definitely this delicacy.

Poha, Indore

A popular city of the ‘heart of India’ Madhya Pradesh, Indore is famous for its delicious wide range of snacks items. One can enjoy here a different variety of street food that tastes really awesome. Out of which, Poha is the most popular one. Poha is light and delicious street food, which can be enjoyed as breakfast. It is prepared with flatten rice and adding some ingredients like potato, onion and groundnuts.

Chole Bhature, Delhi

Capital city of India is the best place to enjoy street foods in India as it offers them in plenty. You can find an array of roadside food stalls. Chole bhature is a popular Punjabi dish but loved by maximum people of India. Chole bhature is a popular breakfast item and can be found any road side food-stall and even restaurants. Some other street foods of Delhi are Aloo Chaat, Dahi Bhalle and stuffed parathe.

Litti Choka, Patna

It is the most famous dish and the soul food of states like Bihar, Jharkhand and East Utter Pradesh. Litti looks like baati of Rajasthan but differ in taste due to its recipe. The dough is stuffed with grinded gram nut flour and grilled on fire. Chokha is made of potato, brinjal and tomato. The combination is ideal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Don’t miss to taste this wonderful street food of Patna.

Idli Sambhar, Chennai

It is the most preferred South Indian dish, which is light and delicious in taste. It is commonly served as breakfast item and along with peanut or coconut chutney. In Chennai, you can see many stalls selling Idli-Sambhar that tastes really good. Vada Sambhar, Dosa and Upma are some other street foods of Chennai.

Kachori, Jaipur

Jaipur is also famous for variety of street food. Its Kachori is a real delight for foodies, which comes in variety. It is equally popular among locals and tourists. Some of the famous variety of kachoris are Mawa Kachori, payaz kachoi and dal kachori. Each of them is super delicious in taste.

Akki Roti, Bangalore

This healthy and spicy Indian bread is made of rice floor with little addition of finely chopped vegetables. Super delicious in taste, Akki Roti is served with coconut chutney. Along with Akki Roti, Bangalore also offers a variety of Dosa and other South Indian dishes.

Tikki-Chole, Lucknow

Aloo tikki with chole is going to bring water in your mouth for its lip smacking taste and amazing texture. It is served at most of the road-side stalls in Lucknow. It is one of the most mouth-watering delicacies of Uttar Pradesh. Tikki is prepared by mashed potatoes and served with boiled pea accompanying various spices. Some other famous street foods of Uttar Pradesh are Bhel Puri, Sev Puri and Dahi Puri.

Dabeli, Ahmedabad

Dabeli is one of the most popular street foods that originated from the Kutch region of Gujarat and went through street of Mumbai, Pune and other cities of India. Dabeli is a very popular and fantastic spicy snacks item made by boiled potatoes with a special dabeli spices and putting the mixture between the pav.


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