Time and again Indore has topped the charts for being the No. 1 city for street food-lovers across the country. The smell and the flavor of the enticing street food will leave your tastes buds tinkling for more.
An Indori can gleamingly boast about its city’s love affair with its large variety of sumptuous street food,which can give the most expensive and posh restaurants in the country a run for their money.
This buzzing city is definitely the undisputed heaven for vegetarian street food lovers. Whether its the sight of heaps of delicious poha or the vibrancy of “Chappan Dukaan”(referring to the odd 56 shops in that lane) and talking of Sarrafa Bazar,its no less than a pilgrimage for foodies.
Without much adieu, Let’s together explore the top 15 Best Indori Street food for your next visit to this delicious city:
What better than to start your day with this super delicious and healthy breakfast when in Indore.It’s an extremely popular breakfast dish which happens to be available at kisok /shops which may very often be at walking distance from wherever you are in Indore.
We all often eat poha, however the Indori poha along with Jalebi is a combination to die for. On top of that, the Farsan or namkeen sev adds crunciness to the soft poha and make it even more desirable.
Who Serves it Best: You will find truly satisfying Poha Jalebi at Young Tarang, Chappan Dukan.
This is a dish very specific to Indore. As in many parts of the country we may get to eat Dal Baati which closely resonates with this dish. One of the major differences being that Baflas are boiled in water before baking them in the oven,which makes them super soft from Inside and nice and crispy on the outside.
Who Serves it Best: Swadisht Samosa Corner serves the best Dal Bafla in the town
This cold weather dish can give Delhi’s Aloo-chat a stiff competition as this Indori winter special snack is as cripsy,tangy and tasty as it’s Delhi counterpart. It’s made of yam-variant, Garadu, which is chopped,diced and fried. A lots of Indori special masala is sprikled along with tons of lemon juice to make this perfect mouth watering platter.
Who Serves it Best: Many Shops at Sarafa Bazaar serves them hot and fresh
Dahi Bada, or Dahi Vada as more commonly called is a delicacy in Indore. The best place to have it is Joshi Dahi Bada House,Sarafa. It’s also known as the flying Dahi Vada as at this shop they are some times prepared by tossing in air just like a pizza base. That’s the swag of this place,Totally unique! Most often its covered by most food channels in the country due to it’s unique style and out of the world taste.
Who Serves it Best: Joshi Dahi Bada House,Bada Sarafa, Sarafa Bazaar
Bhutte ki Kees
I bet you’d never heard of this dish anywhere in the country except Indore.It’s one of the most delicious specialty street food of Indore. Its made of Boiled and mashed corns tempered with several spices. This dish is like a dream,such heavenly is its taste!
Who Serves it Best: Joshi Dahi Bada House, Bada Sarafa, Sarafa Bazaar
This is no regular samosa, but its a very special version of it offered by Indore. It tastes really different from a normal samosa as it’s quiet tangy and that’s the very reason it’s called khatta samosa. It’s served with a sweet chutney on the side, which adds a greatly flavor to the platter.
Who Serves it Best: Swadisht Samosa Corner in Sarafa Bazaar.
Mawa Baati is one of the most famous desserts of Indore. Its basicall a large Gulab Jamun which is loaded with dry fruits and mawa. It’s a must have sweet when in Indore.Even the look of it is intoxicating!
Who Serves it Best: Any stalls along Chappan Dukan.
Sabudane Ki Khichdi
Indore offers amazingly delicious Sabudane ki Khichdi that cannot be missed for anything in this world. Most often Sabudana is considered bland and vrat ka khana,but you should taste Indori Sadudana ki khichi to break that perception. The sheer magic is created by mixing variety of namkeens and topped with spices and sprinkled with lemon and coriander to make it one of the yummiest version of Sabudana Khichdi you’ve ever had.
Who Serves it Best: Sanwariya Seth serves one of the best Sabudana Khichi in the city. Food Joints near Geeta Bhawan and one near Greater Kailash hospital also serves awesome sabudana khichdi.
We all know of mouth savoring Jalebi,but what’s Jaleba? Yes, that’s again a specialty street food of Indore.This is a enormously sized Jalebi that needs more than one person to finish. It’s so filling that it can be eaten like a meal as a whole. This is a must try dessert,which would be greatly relished by your taste buds.
Who Serves it Best: Any of the sweet stalls along Chappan Dukaan
This dish is again unheard of in any part of the country except Indore. Its a very special version of the regular Potato Patties. Khopra ie coconut in grated form is filled in potato patties. The combination of Coconut with potato give this dish a very savory flavor.
Who Serves it Best: The best khopra Patties are offered by Vijay Chaat House in Chappan dukaan.
The very sight of Malpuas is mouth watering. While in Sarafa bazaar, you just cannot escape this sumptuous sweet which is boastfully displayed on huge tawas at various food stalls. When teamed up with Rabri, this dessert can give any top-notch sweet a run for its money. Its a perfect delight to your taste buds to end your food feast in sarafa bazaar.
Who Serves it Best: Various food stalls at Bada Saraf, Sarafa bazaar
Moong Bhajiya though a popular snack in North India,but none can match the flavor and perfection as in Indore. They make a perfect breakfast or evening snack with Tea. They taste best when served hot along with sumptuous Indore styled chutneys.
Who Serves it Best: The best place to serve Moong Bhajiyas is Uncleji Ke Moong Bhajiye at Anoop Nagar.
This dessert is just a perfect summer treat. This Indian styled ice-cream is not only tempting but also gives you a much required break from the regular ice-creams. Its a must have dessert after the delicious food extravaganza at Indore.
Who Serves it Best: Maduram Sweets and Nema Kulfi Center
Doesn’t it sounds like our very own cool lime water served in many states to beat the scorching heat? But don’t get confused as its nothing near to it. This indori shahi Shikanji is a perfect blend of Rabdi and Lassi which is garnished generously with loads of dry-fruit. In short, it’s royalty in a glass!
Who Serves it Best:Madhuram Sweets at Chhapan Dukaan, New palasia
Last but not the least,Indori namkeen is not only popular across the length and breath of our country but also its consumed with great enthusiasm by the Indians around the world. Indori Namkeen is rich in flavour and is offered in great variety. Some mouth watering namkeens are Mathri, Chikkis, Indore Sev, Aloo Bhujia and other several amazing namkeens.
Who Serves it Best: Many shops serve great Indori Namkeens however Om Namkeen is one of the best namkeen shops in the city.
I am sure this list of delicacies from Indore might be enough to awaken the foodie inside you! Let’s pack bags and get ready to experience the foodiest Indian city ever!