Top 10 Street Food You Must Try In Indore, Madhya Pradesh - Updated 2021

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Visit Indore and enjoy the breathtaking views of the landscape it provides you for a fascinating holiday experience. The region has colorful buildings and 19th-century architecture that you will surely relish viewing while strolling around the streets. You will also cherish the spectacular atmosphere contributed by the bustling streets and the friendly locals. Additionally, you will find lots of restaurants that offer you exotic dishes at affordable prices. Surely, this region is known for providing popular cuisines around the world. Keep reading for more information on the best street food you must try in Indore, Madhya Pradesh for maximum satisfaction.

1. Dahi vada

Dahi Vada from Sameer Goyal
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Daha vada is a well-known street food across India. The food is made by dipping fried lentil balls into yogurt then covered on top with chutneys. A well-made dahi vada should be tender and sweet for a delicious final product. The chutneys should be made thick to sweeten the overall experience. Some of the ingredients you will use include cumin powder, chili powder, coriander powder, chaat masala, coriander leaves, lemon juice, water, and many more. The final product is both pleasing to the eye and delicious.

2. Poha

Cooked Poha
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Also known as beaten rice, poha is a popular dish amongst locals in India. To prepare the dish, rice is first rinsed to ensure they are ready for cooking. Grated carrots or boiled peas can also be added for nutritious purposes. Grated coconut can also be added as an optional ingredient. Peanuts are also crushed into small pieces for added flavor. Onions, curry leaves, and chilies are heated in oil. After about two minutes, peanuts and poha are added and steamed for three minutes and then the dish is served while hot to retain the flavor.

3. Samosa

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Samosa is a delicious baked pastry formed in a triangular or conical shape. The ingredients used in the making of this amazing snack include meat, chili pepper, condensed milk, onion, cheese, and condensed milk. The snack is made by first preparing the pastry into the preferred shape. After that, you can fill the cone-shaped pastry with fillings such as spicy potatoes, chicken, lamb, and vegetables. The snack is best eaten while hot to retain its original flavor and taste.

4. Bhutte ka kees

Bhutte ka kees is a delicious and popular snack from Indore. The dish can be easily prepared during a tea break since it is the ideal beverage to pair with the snack. For the best final result, you will need ingredients such as masala, chilies, ginger, and corn. The process of making bhutte ka kees starts by steaming the corn. Then, heat the pan and add some ghee, green chilies, ginger, salt, and turmeric powder. Let it cook for 30 seconds and add the corn paste, chili powder, milk, and some sugar. Serve while hot and enjoy the mouthwatering aroma.

5. Moong bhajiya

Dall Moong Pakora
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Moong bhajiya is a crunchy snack often enjoyed in India in the time of monsoon. The snack is prepared by soaking mung beans for several hours. The beans are later dried and mixed with ginger, green chilies, and water to form a thick paste. Afterward, spoonfuls of the thick paste are fried in oil. Wait for some minutes for the color to turn brown and crispy. It is typically served with some tomato sauce for a delicious taste.

6. Khopra patties

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Have a taste of khopra patties, a common street food among locals in India. Some of the ingredients needed to make this delicious snack include corn flour, bread crumbs, dough, black pepper, salt, boiled potatoes, chili paste, lemon juice, and cooking oil. To make the dish, the dough with the various named ingredients is mixed and then formed into a ball-like shape. Then, the balls are dipped into the frying oil until they turn a golden brown shade. They are served crispy.

7. Dal bafla

Daal Bafla
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Dal bafla is a tasty Indian street food that can be made easily and quickly. Firstly, the bafla should be prepared and should be boiled first then baked for a soft texture and taste. Some of the ingredients needed to make this sumptuous delicacy are green chilies, mustard seeds, coriander leaves, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, wheat flour, maize flour, and ghee. The dough is made when all the ingredients are mixed together. Thereafter, the dough is shaped into small balls and boil them. Then the excess water is removed and once they have dried, they are baked until they turn golden on both sides. Dal bafla is sure to give you an experience you will savor.

8. Johny Hot Dog

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Johny Hot Dog is actually the name of the place serving up some of the most popular vegetarian hot dogs in India. It’s made up of a combination of ground vegetables formed into a cutlet that resembles a smooshed patty rather than a sausage, which is then placed inside buns. It is sometimes served with egg - the sandwich is known as the popular “egg benjo”. Johny Hot Dog’s food, though simple, are some of the most well-known in the area. You should definitely endeavour not to miss it.

9. Garadu

Fried Yams
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Garadu is a preferred dish among the locals in India. The preparation of this popular street food is quite simple. It initially begins by peeling off the covers of the yams (garadu) which are then chopped and afterward boiled for several minutes. After that, you can leave them to drain the water and then fried. Later on, they are served with small amounts of lemon juice, coriander, and masala powder sprinkled on top.

10. Sabudana khichdi

sabudane ki khichdi
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Enjoy this vegan-friendly Indian dish popular along the streets. Sabudana khichdi is an amazing dish usually prepared by soaking sabudana (tapioca). Normally, the food does not require lots of spices because it is considered fasting food. The dish can be flavored with various ingredients including curry leaves, cumin seed, chilies, and peanuts. You could also accompany it with yogurt depending on your preference.

Taste amazing Indian street food

Have a bite of one of the amazing dishes in this magnificent region of India. Make sure not to miss the street food listed here to get an authentic taste of Madhya Pradesh.

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