Best Indian snacks (vegetarian) that you must relish on your trip to India!
Best Indian snacks (vegetarian) that you must relish on a trip to India: Food is an important part of travel. Many people only travel to India to try the different type of cuisine of India. India offers a verity of food and taste. But here we are not talking about the complete cuisine we are selecting some of the best-known snacks that are a part of every Indian’s life.
Mostly these Indian snacks are referred as Indian Street food and when we say street food it means the food that is sold on the streets, local market by the vendors and ferry walls (Moveable stalls). Indian street food is very cheap and mostly less than 50 Rupees (less than 01 dollars).
Every area of India offers a different kind of flavor. The food flavors of each area add a vastness to Indian cuisine. Now it’s difficult to explain which food is from which state of India. Here we will be selecting 10 snacks that a traveler needs to try during their trip to India.
Golgappe or Panipuri: A snack that is loved by the almost complete India (Especially North of India including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh). In East of India its also known as the “Puchka”. Its consist of a hollow ball made of wheat flour (crispy deep fried), partly stuffed with boiled potato mashed in Indian Spices. They fill it with mixtures of flavor water and served it to you. Once you put Panipuri in your mouth you will taste each and every ingredient used to it. Don’t forget to ask your FREE Mithi (Sweet Pani Puri) Papdi once you are done eating Panipuri.
Dahi Vada: Dahi Vada has its own place in the world of Indian Street Food. It’s prepared by soaking Vadas (Deep Fired flour Balls) in thick Yogurt. On top of it, Indian sauce is added of two color green (Spicy) and red (sweet). Dahi Vada is also known as the Dahi Bhalla.
Dosa: It’s Indian style pancake that is served in almost all corners of India. The basic Dosa is made of fermented batter. The basic ingredient of Dosa is rice. It’s a dish that comes from the southern part of India. It’s mostly served with Sambhar (lentil based soup with vegetables added to it) and coconut white sauce.
Pohe: Beaten rice or flattened rice soaked into water and prepared with mustard seeds and Turmeric. People add different things in the different area of India. Some parts of India add potato, tomato and sprinkle green coriander leafs. In the south of India, people add peanuts into it. It’s mostly eaten in the morning on the streets of India.
Jalebi: The only sweet snack that made into our list as it’s really famous in the north of India. It’s made by a mostly liquid paste of maida (fine-grained wheat flour) deep fried in vegetable oil. Later soaked into Chasni (sauce made of sugar). Every Indian once has tasted this sweet and mouthwatering snack.
Samosa: Samosa’s shape in India is generally triangular, cone-shaped versions are also made. The outer shell consists of a mass of wheat flour and yeast, seed oil and sometimes seasoned with cumin. Usually it’s prepared through deep frying although some places they baked it also. They are usually stuffed with various ingredients such vegetables such as potatoes. Now cheese, egg, spicy minced meat, and cauliflower also made in India.
Kachori: Kachori is very similar to Samosa but the stuffing is mainly lentils. In Jaipur, Rajasthan Payaz Kachori (Onion Kachori) also becoming Famous.
Pav Bhaji: Pav Bhaji is a famous street food from Maharashtra. Pav is a soft bread roll and Bhaji means a thick vegetable gravy prepared in butter.
Khaman: A famous dish from the state of Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India). Khaman is made from soaked and freshly ground channa dal or channa flour (also called gram flour or besan). It’s mostly served with fried green chilly and Indian red sauce.
Chole Bhature: Chole Bhature is a beautiful and a tasty gift to India by the Punjab which is famous for the liveliness. It is a combination of chole (spiced chickpeas) and fried bread which is called Bhature (made with maida flour). The dish can be found in the Punjab regions along with the chole masala and can be purchased at street stalls as well as in restaurants, usually served as a breakfast along with a Lassi of fruit flavors.
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