Indore is a food lover’s paradise. While you must have heard lots about the famous Indori namkeen and farsan, the Indore street food scene is also very happening; it constitutes a big part of the city’s food culture.
The street food in Indore is influenced by the cuisines from the neighbouring states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra. Despite the influence, they stand out on their own with their uniqueness.
As you walk down the streets of the Sarafa Bazar or the Chappan Shop area, the aromas and flavours from the city’s famous food joints will beckon you. A trip to the city is not complete unless you have feasted on some of the lip-smacking dishes from the streets of Indore.
Street Foods of Indore That You Can’t Miss
Among the most loved street foods in Indore, Poha-Jalebi tops our list. When you are in the heart of the city, you are never too far from a shop selling this mouth-watering combo.
Hot steaming poha served with a generous sprinkling of Indori sev, coriander and a dash of lemon juice paired with sweet and juicy jalebis is the best breakfast dish to start your day here!
Take our word for it, this combo dish is a delight to savour – the spice and tanginess of poha compliments the sweetness of jalebis.
This special samosa from Indore comes with a spicy and tangy filling which makes it stand out from its other samosa counterparts served in other parts of the country. The pomegranate seeds in the filling also add a unique distinctive taste.
Served hot with a generous helping of sweet and tangy chutney, it tastes great paired with a piping hot cup of tea.
Moong Bhajia is a much-loved street food in the whole of North India. The Indori moong bhajias are made from yellow moong lentils, green chillies, and other spices and are fried to crispy perfection. Some fast-food outlets serve it with a spicy onion-radish salad and spicy green chutney.
If you love aloo tikkis, you will love this Indori version of potato patties stuffed with coconut filling. Served hot with tangy chutney, they are a must-have at the popular Vijay Chaat House in Indore.
What is so special about the ubiquitous dahi vadas? Well, you have to try it at the Joshi Vada Wala in Indore to find out the same.
These spongy lentil balls soaked in sweet curd are sprinkled with a spice mix and then topped with a sweet, tangy chutney for a mouth-watering delight that you can’t miss out on.
Bhutte ki Khees
Bhutte ki Khees is a popular Indore-special snack. Bhutta means corn and khees mean ground or grated. A thick batter with boiled and ground corn with gram flour and various spices is fried and served hot with a generous dash of lemon juice and grated coconut.
This one of its kind famous street food of Indore must be on your to-try list for sure.
The looks of Mawa Bati may deceive you into thinking that it is Gulab Jamun. But Indoris like their sweets rich, so Mawa Bati comes with a stuffing of chopped dry fruits and mawa making it an indulgent treat for your tastebuds.
No wonder this sweet delicacy invites people in scores to the city’s popular food joints.
Dal Bafla makes for a hearty and delicious meal. It very much resembles the famous Rajasthani Dal Baati and is as flavoursome and filling. The round baati like bafla are boiled in hot water before being baked in tandoor. It is served with ghee and spicy dal for a wholesome meal.
Garadu is Indore’s version of Aloo Chat, but it is made from yam. Garadu is a variety of yam that is diced, cooked, and fried to golden perfection. It is then sprinkled with a special spice blend and a generous amount of lemon juice.
Crispy, spicy, and crunchy, it makes for a perfect evening snack.
In Indore, fasting food like sabudana khichdi is transformed into yummy street food. That is the magic of Indore where run-of-the-mill dishes turn delightful with a little spice and innovation.
A good helping of sabudana khichdi garnished with lemon and coriander and topped with farsan and chips makes for a very filling snack. Do try this Indori version for a one of its kind experience.
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On your trip to Indore, indulge in these mouth-watering street food delights!