Delhi is famous for its rich history and mouth-watering food. With people of different religions and ethnicity flocking the city, it offers a rich variety of cuisines reflecting their culture. From the lavish cuisines of the five star hotels, to the cheap yet yummy street foods, Delhi has it all.
While the extravagant five star cuisines are not accessible to all, the street food is something which will surely remind you of your college days: The days of pocket money, wandering just to have fun and enjoying the road side food
"Dil waalon ka shehar Dilli" where road side vendors offer different kind of delicacies including Chole Bhautre,Gol Gappe,Tikki, pranthas, kebabs, Biryani, rolls, Momos, Pav Bhaji, Samose, ram laddu and much more.
The street food is just not about taste it also has some fine memories attached to it. Looking at the best road side food in Delhi to relive those college day memories? Here we bring you a list of some of the most tempting street food which you'll love to have:
Laddus are normally sweet in taste, but Ram Laddus are salty and sour. They are served with green chutney and grated radish. Ram ladoo is prepared from mixer made from yellow lentil and Bengal gram. Special spicy and tangy green chutney is prepared to be served with ram laddu and is topped with grated raddish.
Chaat is famous item which is available from every city to village. Chaat is a mixture of potato pieces, crisp fried, bread Dahi vada or Dahi Bhalla, chickpeas and tangy-salty spices, with sour home-made Indian chilli and Saunth, fresh green coriander leaves and yogurt for garnish.
Kebab is one of the most favourite road side foods to taste especially in Delhi. These delicious, juicy kebabs can be made with any minced meat you like. The various popular kebabs are Shami Kebab, Reshmi Kebab, Hara Bhara Kebab and Paneer Kebab.
Samosa is one of most popular fried snacks, served with sweet-sour tamarind chutney or tangy chilli chutney. It is best in road side fried Delhi snacks to have in the evening or in the morning with tea.
It is a traditional fast food, native to Maharashtra. It is made up of a small loaf of bread served with Bhaji which is a mixture of vegetables and spices. It is often eaten as an evening snack between lunch and dinner. Pav bhaji is also consumed as a light evening meal, and it is also a party favourite.
A savoury Indian snack, Bhelpuri is made up of puffed rice and sev mixed with potatoes, onion, chat masala and chutney. It is sometimes served with papri puris.
Kati roll is a skewer-roasted kebab wrapped in a parantha bread. Kati rolls are well made and tempered with the right amount of Indian masalas and spices.
Popularly known as Pani Puri, gol gappas are the most famous street food across India. Gol Gappa's are small round, crispy semolina shells stuffed with spice and potato and servers after digging into tangy water. The Water used for panipuri is mixed with Indian spices, amchoor powder and salt
Paratha or Paranthas are very popular as a breakfast meal amongst Punjabis. parantha can be round, heptagonal, square, or triangular. Paranthas can be plain or stuffed. Remeber your school days when mum used to stuff the veggies in the parantha, which we wouldn't eat any other way. Be it with butter, pickle or plain, curd, paranthas are just awesome.there are some variety of them Anda Parantha, Aloo Parantha, Lachha Parantha , Dal Parantha, Gobhi Parantha, Pyaaz Parantha, Mooli and Paneer parantha.
Chole bhature is a combination of chickpea curry (Channa masala) served with deep fried flour pooris (Bhatura) . it is an all time favourite Punjabi dish and is generally accompanied with Lassi