Delhi is not only the capital of India but also a capital for Foodies. One can find a place to eat anything in every nook and corner of the city. You just can’t avoid Delhi’s Belly. The passion for food has made Delhiites to post some adequate photos on Instagram. Well, Delhi is famous for its North Indian cuisine which is easily available at any time and at even in the farthest corner of the city, serving around 50 types of paranthas, Chhole Bhathure, famous street chaat and golgappe, butter chicken and kababs, flavoured and aromatic biryani, rolls and the love of momos, even the kulfis and gajar ka halwa for desserts. Ah! That’s so much of mouth watery in the previous sentence. Don’t miss to try your hearts out while you are in Delhi.
Kolkata, the cultural capital of India is a magical place for the people who love food especially for sweet tooths. Bengali sweets need no introduction to anyone like the famous roshogullas and the softly melted mishti Sondesh which can make you feel like heaven. Among the starters once can find phuckawallah at every corner of the street including the papri chat, dum aloo phuckas and dahi puchkas. Much like puchkas, there is Churmur preapred it with crushed phuchkas mixed with mashed potatoes, onions, spices, and of course tetul gola – pulp of tamarind. Then ghugni chat, jhalmuri, keemar doi bara, kathi rolls, shingara, chhanar jilipi, macher jhol, telebhaja, kolkata biryani, radha ballavi, thandai etc. These are really drooling when one visits Kolkata. It’s the place which amplifies the magic of food.
Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city which is famous for its lip-smacking delicacies. The streets of Mumbai is filled with the epitome of mouth-watering foods to taste some incredible combinations of ingredients without burdening your pockets much. From the traditional dishes like Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, Missal pav/Ussal pav, Idli, Kheema Pav, Bhel Puri, Batata Vada, Ragda Pattice, Bombay Sandwich, Akuri on Toast and Chaats. Apart from these there are some local dishes like vegetable pulao, masala bhaat, moong dal kichdi, dalimbya, palkachi takatli bhaji, amti, kanda batata poha, batatyache kaap, vangyache kaap, bombil batata bhaji, kamag kakri, Mumbai tawa pulao and include seafood as an essential culinary. One could have a limitless option to eat while in Mumbai.
Lucknow, the city of Nawabs has something more to offer other than Tunday Kebabs. It’s been famous for foodies to try out stuff at every corner of the city. Not only for non-veg lovers but there are some delightful treats for vegetarians too. The place has given kormas, zarda, kaliya, nahari-kulchas, , sheermal, roomali rotis, warqi parathas and different types of kebabs, along with handli chicken, mutton biryani, gulabi chai, makhan malai, Lucknowi chaat, lassi, faluda, basket chaat, dahi vada and include Lucknowi paan too which has a unique taste, which you won’t find anywhere else in India! I must suggest if you ever visit Lucknow and you’re a non-veg lover kindly explore Chowk area and experience a palette of Lucknowi heaven.
Ahmedabad is said to offer a wide selection of eclectic vegetarian food which has a unique flavour of its own. But in some localities, you can find non-vegetarians specialization too. To start with Gujju snacks we have Khakhra, Fafda, Dalvada Undhiyu, Khaman, spongy Dhokla, Ganthiya, Patra, Chai and Maska Bun, Thepla, Dabeli, Sev, Farsan etc. One can find one of the best food at Manekchowk (for vegans) and Bhatiyar Gali and Dahyabhai Parmar Road are Non-Veg paradise for rest of the others where you could get a lot to eat like Tava-Biryani, Bhuna Gosht, Bheja Masala, Chicken Angaar, Kababs, Kheema Samosas, Chaap Fry etc prepared with delicious spices and flavours. For most travelers, food in Gujarat evokes images of the famous tongue-licking vegetarian thali. Ahmedabad street food is delicious as well as economical. If you visiting Ahmedabad you must try their unique selection, as Gujaratis have the famous saying, “Kuch din to gujaro Gujarat mein“.
Apart from being the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, it’s known as food capital too. The street food of Indore specifically is quite popular across the country. Cravings for Poha-Jalebi will let you fall in love with the city. Some other foods which tops in the list are dal bati, kachori, moong bhajiya, baked samosa, dahi vada, mawa baati, bhutte ki kees, dal bafla, sabudane ki khichdi, Malpua, shikanji, khopra patties etc especially at Sarafa bazar or 56 dukaan (shops) which is heaven for foodies. So next time whenever you head over to Indore, don’t miss to try out these delicacies.
These are just a list of few cities but India is a place where one can find diversified flavours between North and South or East and West. Keep up your travel experiences in search of more authentic Indian cuisine in different cities.