Monday, 4 November 2013

Street food of India

                                             

India has always been a land of ardent food lovers. People in India love eating like anything. Albeit, the concept of becoming health conscious is getting prevalent these days but the number of food lovers has not seen any abatement either. In this era of lavish restaurants and coffee chains, people are missing the experience of the great street food culture of India. When you love food, it is always on your priority. As the great George Bernard Shaw said- “There is no sincerer love than the love of food”. You can gauge a lot about a person by this eating habits and the choice of food he prefers to eat. Street food also plays a key role in helping us increase the immunity level of our body.


The type and taste of street food in India varies with geographical locations. In Kashmir you will find the awesome Kashmiri Tea which has dry fruits in it as well. You also find a variety of non-vegetarian stuff. There is this “Kashmiri Dum Aloo” a special preparation of vegetarian stuff in non-vegetarian style. Hyderabad is another place in India known for its rich food culture. The city of Nizam is well known for its mouth watering non-vegetarian preparations. The Hyderabadi Biryani is something that no non-vegetarian wants to miss! The places like the Charminar and the Golkonda fort are places with rich street food culture. Eating in Hyderabad is so delicious, it’s like you are forced to pick up food and put it in your mouth.

When you talk about food, taste, street food you can never miss to mention Delhi. The capital city is full of awesome food spots. From lavish bar restaurants to traditional street food spots, Delhi is blessed with the best! You can get a variety of chicken from the conventional “Tandoori Chicken” to the “Butter Cream Chicken”, the choices are many. 


While roaming on the streets in Delhi you can get a chance to eat “Nankhatai”, the dying Indian ‘biskoot’! The history of “Nankhatai” is pretty interesting. It is believed that a couple of Dutch men started making it in a bakery that they owned in Surat. While leaving India, they handed over the bakery to a Parsi gentleman. That’s why some people call it “Irani Biskoot” as well. You will also get a variety of Afghan food in Delhi, predominantly in the Lajpat Nagar Area. 

Delhi is also blessed with taste of Tibetan culture. You will get to experience real Tibetan food and culture at the “Majnu Ka Tilla”. The place has history behind its name. It is believed that a Sufi mystic used to help people and ferry them across the Yamuna River for free. Thus people started calling him Majnu (crazy)!


India is jam-packed with street food options. The Indian streets are full of “Paani Puri” walas and the “Chhole Kulche” walas! You will get great desserts like “Jalebi” and “Kesar Milk” on the road-side stalls. So if you are a gourmand then an Indian street with a lot of food options is the place where you want to be. The Indian street food not only suffices your taste buds but also helps you increase your immunity level.

Rohan Kalia

17 comments:

  1. Well written, one place that should have find space in your article is kolkata, kind of variety in cuisine it have is rare to find in other metros.

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    1. Thanks Zeeshan, and Yeah Kolkata is an awesome place fr foodies!

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  3. Street foods in Tamilnadu is one of the best in the world. I am prejudiced, of course. We used to go to the night show (movie that starts at 9:30 pm). After the movie ended at midnight, we will be walking back home. That is the busiest time for the street vendors who make and sell idlis. The hot idlis with 2 different kind of chutneys and sambar is out of this world. In taste, no restaurant can compete with these street idli guys.

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    1. Thanks for sparing out time and going through the article! No, you are not biased at all Tamil Nadu is full of fantastic South Indian food points!

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  4. nothing can beat the Indian street food and Delhi I think rightfully deserves to be called the street food capital of the world! I just it!!

    :D

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    1. Ankita, Many Thanks fr going through the article!
      Yeah, Delhi is the place fr all the ardent food lovers. Can't agree more with ya!

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  5. Now this foodie wants some good street stuff at midnight, I should have read this post in the daytime.

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    1. Thanks fr reading it Harshita! You can read it again in the day time, the article is always at ya disposal!

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  6. Don`t forget the National Capital of India - Delhi, as it is also a great hub of street food... there are food vendors every where like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW7qQULbxnA

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    1. No doubt that Dilli offers a variety of tastes!

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  7. Nice post, I bookmark your blog because I found very good information on your blog, Thanks for sharing more information.I really like it.
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  8. Nice post, I bookmark your blog because I found very good information on your blog, Thanks for sharing more information.I really like it.
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  9. Nankhatai is still pretty much into mainstream in Western India, specially on the tea stalls, where it still enjoys the status of being a staple.

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