7 Delicious Street Food Dishes You Need to Try When In India

By Saniya Baxi | 02, Dec, 2020
7 Delicious Street Food Dishes You Need to Try When In India

Eating street food in India may simply feel like a basic thing you needn’t pay attention to. However, there’s a whole thrilling experience to it. 

The combination of aromas wafting across the archaic streets of India. The different colors of food items, packed with a delectable flavor all over India, gives this land of culture a different and unique sort of beauty.

Moreover, the lively and bubbly crowds around the street vendors are enough to make you want to taste each and every street food item. 

To make your search easier, we at Halaltrip have compiled the list of the best Halal street food items from all over India, that you need to taste! 

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So, let’s begin!

 

Chhole Bhature
Chhole Bhature North India Street Food Delhi

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Visiting Delhi and not trying Chhole Bhature is an unspoken crime in itself.

Chhole Bhature is a North Indian dish that consists of chickpeas mixed with heavenly spices and flavors. Moreover, it has both spicy and tangy taste to it which makes it a delight for your taste buds.

These Chhole are served with crispy, hot Bhature - a type of fried bread and onions. 

You can easily find many amazing Chhole Bhature stalls in Delhi and other North Indian places.

 

Pani Puri/Gol Gappay
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If you want to eat a cold snack amidst the scorching heat of Mumbai or Delhi, then Pani Puri or Gol Gappay is your go-to dish for sure!

This dish consists of a fried puffed ball that is filled with various fillings such as potatoes, and other pulses. It is then filled with cold tamarind and mint water to give you an explosion of flavors. 

The best part? Once you start, you won’t stop eating them anytime soon!

So, go grab a plate of Pani Puri in Mumbai or Gol Gappay in Delhi!

 

Vada Pav
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Sometimes, there’s nothing more delicious than a spicy dish. This is exactly what a vada pav is. 

Made up of a potato dumpling full of Indian spices, flavors, and served in a bread bun, this dish is a paradise for all those seeking some spiciness in their dishes. It also consists of other dips and green chilly fritters. 

Additionally, Vada Pav is also an extremely famous dish in Mumbai. So, there are plenty of excellent Vada Pav vendors available there!

 

Kathi Rolls
Kathi Rolls India Street Food

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Okay, enough about vegetarian dishes because Kathi Rolls are the perfect non-veg dish for meat lovers.

If you’re visiting the famous Howrah of Kolkata, don’t forget to give this dish a chance to blow away your mind! 

Kathi roll is a type of roll that is made up of crispy flour-based bread and filled with juicy Halal Kebabs and crunchy vegetables.

It’s definitely a full meal for anyone looking out for inexpensive dishes to eat in Kolkata! 

 

Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji India Street Food

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If Vada Pav sounds like an amazing snack, then you should most definitely look out for Pav Bhaji too. 

Pav Bhaji is yet another mind-boggling dish from Mumbai, Maharashtra. It consists of a perfect blend of both vegetables and spices that will leave you wanting for more. 

Wait, that’s not all! This dish further comes with a buttery bread to eat along with the blended exotic vegetables. 

So, get your own plate of finger-licking Pav Bhaji and experience a burst of flavors!

 

Aloo Tikki
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‘Aloo’ is the Hindi word for potatoes and hence, this dish is a must-try for all potato lovers. 

Aloo Tikki is basically a type of potato pattie filled with delicious Indian spices and herbs. Additionally, it comes with a spicy mint dip (also known as chutney) to enhance the flavor of the dish. 

You can try out Aloo Tikki in Delhi or other surrounding North Indian cities and states. 

 

Kulfi Falooda
Kulfi Falooda Indian street food

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This list won’t be complete without adding the perfect dessert for all those having a sweet tooth. 

Kulfi is a type of ice cream but with an Indian twist of flavors. This Kulfi is served with sweet variants of noodles and rose milk (also known as Falooda) to give you a mouth-watering sweet dish!

Kulfi Falooda is also available in the majority of big Indian cities, such as Ahmedabad.

 

Final Thoughts
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Just like the monuments, culture, and diversity of a country, its food also holds a remarkable place in the heart of a true traveler.

So, if you truly want to explore India, in all its greatness and richness, then we highly recommend tasting the street food of India. You can also share this article with other Indian cuisine lovers to help them find their soul food!

However, if the street food is not something you want to try out, you can also keep an eye on other Halal food blogs at Halaltrip to find your match!

Unrelated but... Check out The Halal Travel Podcast hosted by Hazirah, Nurul and Raudha as they talk candidly about travel, food, life and everything else in between and sometimes with awesome guests! Listen now!