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10 Yummy Street Food Of India



10 Yummy Street Food Of India
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“Delicious food is the foundation of a happy life” if you agree, without a doubt you are a food lover, and one of the best places for you to visit is indeed India. We have added the top 10 Yummy Street Food Of India that you should not miss!

Every culture has its distinctive pattern of making food, and the love for street food in India proves that it is alone an attestation to anyone who loves food.

Below are some of the mouth-watering, delicious, appetizing Indian street food that can evoke and call forth the foodie in you in an instant!

1. Litti Chokha

Litti Chokha
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Food alone can provoke the foodie in people, and this wholesome ball of wheat flour stuffed with barley flour and roasted chickpeas, made on coal can make you dribble over its smell. Litti Chokha is the most popular dish in Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand while Ghee, herbs, and spices used for the dish are what make Litti Chokha more prominent and outstanding. The dish is served with chicken curry or chokha. The curry or Chokha is made with a blend of eggplant, potatoes, and spices. “D. K Litti corner” is a reputed place for Litti Chokhas and you must give it a try!

2. Kathi rolls

Kathi rolls
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There are a variety of Kathi rolls available with different types of stuffing and the Egg roll is the most renowned type of Kathi roll in Kolkata. It is the most sold as well. Try this scrumptious street food on your tour to India, to relish your taste buds to the maximum.

3. Pani Puri

Pani Puri
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Pani Puri, Puchkas, or Golgappa are widespread and much popular across India. Giving a zesty and minty flavor to your tastebuds, it is also one of the best dishes one can have, no matter the mood! 

Pani puris are sphere-shaped and have a hole in the middle of each. The stuffing includes boiled mashed potatoes, boiled chickpeas, coriander water, and tamarind paste. Some like to devour their Gol Gappas spicy while some prefer sweet.


You must try this on a roadside stall as its mouth-watering taste will only make you crave more!

4. Momos

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Momos are very much popular across Delhi, India. You can enjoy varieties of Momos while traveling across Delhi.

Momos being a Tibetan dish initially, North India has made Momos it’s own with their talent for making appetizing food.

Mutton momos, paneer momos, fried momos, wheat momos, and a wide range of momos are available at the stalls in Delhi, making it a must try, to witness the mouth-watering taste of these flavourful, heavenly bombs.

5. Akki Rotti / Rice Bread

Akki Rotti
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Akki rotti is the staple breakfast in Karnataka, and is prepared in many road stalls while people line up to have Akki rotti before they start their work at either college or office. Rice bread is made using wheat flour, water, and salt. This delicious meal is served with coconut chutney along with tea when consumed as an evening snack.

6. Mirchi Bajji – Hyderabad

Mirchi Bajji
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The snack made by frying battered green chilies, stuffed with lemon and onion mixture is a very popular and prominent street food in North India.

It is even served as a snack together with masala tea.

The scrumptious taste of onions, along with the spices added gives a divine taste leaving your tastebuds to crave more!


7. Paddu

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This is a street food that is very prominent in Karnataka, India. This looks just like those, but smaller in size. The batter is a blend of rice and black lentils; cooked in a closed container by steaming. Paddu is served with coconut chutney, or sometimes as a snack with evening tea or filter coffee.

8. Poha Jalebi

Poha Jalebi
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The meal is a mixture of flattened rice with a blend of vegetables and spices together with sugar-dipped Jalebis. The dish is popular in Madhya Pradesh, Indore, and Bhopal. The dish is very appetizing, making it a very much popular street food in India, and the taste cannot be duplicated when served with onion and fennel seeds. When you visit Madhya Pradesh, the distinct taste of 

Poha Jalebi alone will grab your attention like no other dish!

9. Bikaneri Kachori 

Bikaneri Kachori
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This is a wonderful dish to feel relieved from the heat of Rajasthan and is a very popular street food served in hawkers, restaurants, and stalls in Rajasthan, India.

Kachoris are round hollow bigger puris stuffed with delicious spicy chutneys and gravy, that will give you a taste of piquant flavors to your taste buds.

A whiff of the dish alone is enough to drag you into a stall to consume Kachoris. 

You can never get enough of this dish when you begin to take your first bite!

10. Ghugni Chaat 

Ghugni Chaat
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This very light and delicious dish originated in West Bengal. Ghugni Chaat is made of boiled Dahl while mixing lemon juice and basic spices into it. You will not be able to resist having Ghugni Chaat while traveling across West Bengal, as many hawkers and vendors will fill the streets with the dish, making you yearn for the dish, amidst your busy schedule!

Bonus One: Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki
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Aloo Tikki very prevalent Indian snack made with potatoes and served with tamarind or mint sauce. The best place to try this dish is in Lucknow, India. This is one of the must-try food for all potato lovers, and is more prominent and popular among the street stalls and cafes in India. Aloo Tikki, also called potato patties is even served as Chaat together with various chutneys, yogurt, and crunchy sev as a topping. These potato cutlets are available in many Indian restaurants around the world, but the taste is best scrumptious and delicious and nowhere else can beat the taste, especially in Lucknow, India.

Has this information on food made you tempted to go to India to devour their street food?


If you are ever planning on a tour to India, just for the street food, indeed we assure you that it will not go to waste and would surely be one of the best ideas ever with zero regrets!

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