Delhi, the capital of India is very popular for its street food. Due to large vegetarian population, you can see various vegetarian street food along with non-vegetarian food. People in Delhi (like other North Indian cities) prefer spicy food. You can see various hot and sour delicious street food. Chaat masala, dahi, green pudina chutney, red sweet chutney etc are added in such food. Delhi street food vendors are also selling various sweet dishes.
Delhi street food / favorite street food of Delhi
One of most less costly snacks in Delhi and widely available across the city. You can see aloo chaat stalls in all market places, busy places, weekly vegetable markets in Delhi. This is also easy to cook dish but very spicy and tasty. You can have this food for very less price (Rs10 or even for Rs5) in any corner of this city.
This is another spicy snack (Delhi street food) which is very famous in across this city. Boiled potatoes, spices and green peas are used to make this food. People like to have this snack with green pudina chutney and red sweet chutney. Very easy to cook and unbelievably delicious. Its outer side is crispy but inner side is soft and spicy.
Another spicy hot and sour North Indian snack which is very famous Delhi street food. If you have eaten dahi vada, then you can find similarity in both food. In dahi bhalle some other things are added except those vada. You can find boiled vada, potato cubes, chickpeas, anardana, papdi / fries etc in this food. This food is served with dahi / curd and a lot of Indian spices.
Gol gappa is popular in every corner of this country. But it is known in different names (pani puri, fuchka etc) in a different region. You may find slight differences in taste too. In Delhi food vendors add green pudina chutney and red sweet chutney in gol gappe. Boiled chickpeas are used in gol gappa for stuffing.
This food is very popular and little bit heavy street food as compared to others. Fermented all purpose flour is used to make bhature and chhole is prepared with chickpeas. Chhole with dark colored thick spicy gravy and bhature are favorite food of many people in Delhi. You can have this food at many big restaurants as well as road side food vendors too.
Kulche is another soft tasty Indian bread, very popular in Delhi. Kulche which is served with chhole. Here, in Delhi this chhole is not similar to chhole which is served with bhature. Here this chhole / chickpeas recipe is simple. Food sellers offer boiled chickpeas with chopped onion, tomatoes and spices. Sometime they not even offer chhole rather they offer boiled white peas / matar.
Momos are very popular in Delhi. Kids, young people like this food very much. Three types of momos are generally offered in this city – Vegetable momos, paneer momos and chicken momos.
Kebab is originated from the middle east Asian dish and mainly non-vegetarian dish but In Delhi, you can have vegetable kebabs also. Kebab is popular Delhi street food and people from every age like this food so much.
Pakodas are also mouth-watering food. People across the country love different types of pakoda. In Delhi, both veg and non-veg pakodas are famous. You can see roadside food vendors are selling paneer pakoda, veg pakoda, chicken pakoda, egg pakoda etc.
I do not know why this name is so. I mean, how these ‘Ram ladoo’ words came. This is kind of a soft dal pakoda but serving in a different way. Food vendors add some chutneys, grated radish, tomatoes etc. I first time tasted this near a shopping mall in Kohat Enclave, Delhi and believe me it was awesome.
Kulfi is popular North Indian dessert which is also sold by roadside food vendors. In earlier days vendors only serve one or two types of kulfi but nowadays they use different flavors to attract people. Kulfi is made from milk. If you will ever visit Delhi in summer then you must try rabri kulfi.
This another less costly tasty Indian snack. Generally, potato/aloo sabzi is served with kachori. This food is very popular not only in Delhi but also various other regions of India. Kachori sometimes also served as chaat. There are many types of kachori available in different corners of this country but khasta kachori is most popular in Delhi.
Jalebi, probably most selling Indian dessert and everyone likes it very much. Crunchy outside and juicy inside. Jalebi sellers can be seen every market places, busy locations and particularly weekly vegetable markets in Delhi. Food vendors generally sell this food in the evening but in some sweet shops, it is available in the morning also.
So which one is your favorite? Which one have you ever tasted?