6 Street Food “Addas” In India
Street food has a certain charm to it, no matter how old we are, we always love indulging in it. What’s more is that it is pocket-friendly so everyone can afford it. We bring to you 6 Street Food “Addas” in India where you will forget dieting and would like to die to eat! Here goes-
1. Khau Galli, Mumbai
Street food tends attracts people from all over India. Vada Pav is noted as the most popular street food. Other noted street foods in Mumbai include Panipuri, Bhelpuri, Sevpuri, Dahipuri, Sandwiches, Ragda-patties, Pav Bhaji, Chinese bhel, idlis and Dosas, all of which are vegetarian. In terms of non-vegetarian offerings omelette-pav, kebabs and fish are found. Also, best street side food and famous news of khau gali are two new dishes, the masala dosa sandwich and Dosa sandwich papad.
2. Manek Chowk, Ahmadabad
Indulge in some ridiculously scrumptious street food at Manek Chowk in Ahmadabad. The only drawback is that non vegetarian items would not be available. This place is used as a vegetable market in the morning, ornament market in the evening and the real party begins at night at around 9:30. Special places to check out are mahalaxmi Pav Bhaji centre and balan dosa corner.
3. Chandni Chowk, New Delhi
Chandni Chowk is known for its mind blowing a variety of street food. It’s one of the major shopping hubs too. Pranthe wali gali is pretty famous for its fried pranthas. Bet you cannot have more than one!
4. Thindi Beedhi, Bangalore
Thindi Beedhi is also known as the ‘Bangalores Khau Galli’. It is one of the happening streets in Bangalore with foodies hovering around trying out various delicious foods at the stalls. The shops are located adjacent to each other. The street is open all days of the week from 6 p.m. till about 11 p.m. It’s pure vegetarian, and it’s local. Although the street might look crowded over the weekends, it is still less crowded than a food court in a mall in Bangalore, and I pity Bangaloreans for this. Most of the shops don’t have any seating arrangement, but eating out on the street is an exhilarating experience in itself. The prices of food items are pretty low as compared with any other eatery in Bangalore.
5. Dacre Street, Kolkata
If you still aren’t sure about the level you stand on a ‘foodie scale’, this place is sure to help you. Actually, there are no ‘levels’ for a foodie. We just ‘attack’ when we know it’s going to be epic. More than the taste, this place actually attracts your smell and eyesight. So let your senses have a rendezvous with this place.
6) Sarafa Bazar & Chappan Market, Indore
Indore Sarafa Bazaar is traditionally famous for its Gold & Silver jewellery, gems, etc. like any other city’s jewellery market, but what may be probably unique to Indore’s Sarafa Bazaar is the interesting fact that it turns into a street-food lover’s paradise every single night (after 8 pm till way past midnight)
This night street-food market in Indore offers a huge variety of Indore’s gastronomic specialties such as aaloo tikki, chhole-tikiya, dahi vada, bhutte ka kees, garaadu, samosa, kachori, paani – puri, dahi papdi, dahi chaat, sabudana ki khichdi (sago) , paav – bhaaji, paraanthaa (paratha), idli, dosa, sandwich, pizza, fried rice, noodles, vegetable munchurian, jalebi (and jalebaas), maalpuaa, rabdi, gulab jamun, shikanji (with rabdi & curd), kulfi, falooda, ice cream, fruit salad, gajak, etc., only to name a few.
On the other hand Chappan Dukan (56 Shops) is a must-visit place for all foodies where you can find all street food, namkeens (Indian snacks), and other food/noon-food items This street is famous for delicious & cheap snacks and sweets of Indore Right from 6:00 AM everyday when the Indore’s ubiquitous breakfast Pohaa is served at various shops, till late in the evenings (around 10:00 PM) This market is abuzz with a huge variety of items.
You might wonder why has this place been named as Chappan Dukan, which literally means 56 shops Originally, when the market started, there were actually 56 shops here and thus the name However, as time passed by, some of the retailers sold their shops to the ones next-door, who wanted to make their shops bigger Even today, if you count the number of pillars between the shops, you’ll actually see that there are exactly 56 shops.
They say Indulgence is a crime, but if indulgence is food then savouring all tastes is worth it. So, keep exploring new “addas” of food while travelling with AHA taxis. Do book your taxi from AHA taxis. Cheers!