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8 Reasons Why We Indians Are So Addicted To Street Food & Chaats!

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Chaats have acquired a legendary status amongst foodies. HolidayIQ Travellers list 8 appetising chaats in India that are sure to make you drool.

8 Reasons Why We Indians Are So Addicted To Street Food & Chaats!:

  1. Delhi
  2. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)
  3. Kolkata (West Bengal)
  4. Kota (Rajasthan)
  5. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)
  6. Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  7. Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)
  8. Ahmedabad (Gujarat)

1. Why Wouldn't We Be? Ever Had Dahi Bhalla At Chandni Chowk?

Why Wouldn't We Be? Ever Had Dahi Bhalla At Chandni Chowk?
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Streaked with chocolate-brown laces of sweet-sour tamarind chutney, the white creamy crumbly dahi bhalla is sure to leave your drooling.  The best place to have one of the best dahi bhallas is Delhi. One such place is Natraj Dahi Bhalla in Old Delhi’s Chandni Chowk. HolidayIQ Traveller Bharti Gupta says, “The Natraj chaat and dahi bhalle is a must! Everyone must try the dahi bhalla here atleast once in their life.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Rachit Kuchha, “If you are a foodie and visiting Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a must. For vegetarians, mouth-watering parathas, dahi bhalla and chaats are a must-try.”

2. Or The Basket Chaat In Lucknow?

Or The Basket Chaat In Lucknow?
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HolidayIQ Traveller Ratnesh Kumar from Lucknow says, “Hazratganj Market is a place where a person coming to Lucknow must visit. During one of my visits, I took the very famous basket chaat of Royal Cafe. Remembering it even now gets me drooling.” “The pani-puri served with seven different types of water, the pav bhaji at Bombay Pav Bhaji Stall, the chaats at Royal Café and matka kulfi at Moti Mahal are must-eats at Hazratganj. Visit Dastar Khan, which offers the best tangri kababs. Relish the faaluda kulfis at Prakash stall in Aminabad,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Shalini Tiwari.

3. Ah! The Chilla, Dal Pakori, Jhal Moori From Vardaan Market In Kolkata!

Ah! The Chilla, Dal Pakori, Jhal Moori From Vardaan Market In Kolkata!
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HolidayIQ Traveller Nikeeta says, “Try phuchkas from vendors near Westside and chilla, daal pakori, gola outside Vardaan Market!” Next time you visit Vardaan Market for shopping, make it a point to tickle your taste buds with roadside daal vadas, jhal moori, fruit kulfis from the food cart parked outside the market.

4. Kachoris From Kota That Will Make You Weak In The Knees!

Kachoris From Kota That Will Make You Weak In The Knees!
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Kachori has three delicious variants in Rajasthan - Daal Kachori, Pyaz ki Kachori and Mawa ki Kachori. Kota is famous worldwide for its kachoris. HolidayIQ Traveller Sandeep says, "Very Good destination as it provides overall look of the Mall culture. An educational hub and full of Historic places. Kachories are World Famous. You will not find Kachori of Kota anywhere else. If you come to Kota then  go to have Daal Kachori of Ratan Namkeen, Near Naya Pura ( Kota Bus Stand)." HolidayIQ Traveller Rajesh says, “Aunty's Cafe serves one of the best paw bhajis and bhel puri in Jaipur. It is a small roadside dhaba kind of a place.” “The kachoris are famous in Jaipur. Try going to Chokhi Dhani for dinner,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Hardesh Verma.

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5. Ghugni Chaat From Varanasi That Tastes Like Heaven

Ghugni Chaat From Varanasi That Tastes Like Heaven
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Kashi Chat Bhandar is located across the Gondawar intersection in Varanasi India. It serves the best  Pani puri and ghugni chaats. It is famous for its famous kashi chaat made of a cooked chickpeas, spices, butter, oil, chopped corriander stirred up and scooped into a clay bowl. The dahi puri, palak chaat and gulab jamun are also a must try.

6. Pani Puri From Juhu Beach Will Haunt You For Life

Pani Puri From Juhu Beach Will Haunt You For Life
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Paani puri, puchkas, gol gappas... It doesn't matter what you call them, but this dish is probably the 'King of Chaats.' HolidayIQ Traveller Deeps says, “You can spot various bollywood celebrities at Juhu beach. Try out the local street food offered at food stalls and snack joints set up at the beach. Street food, such as 'pani puri', 'bhel puri' and 'pav bhaji' are just awesome. 

7. Samosa Chaat From Allahabad Is To Die For

Samosa Chaat From Allahabad Is To Die For
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HolidayIQ Traveller Nidhi Singh says, “If one wants to savor some local flavors head to the Chowk area. The lane called 'Loknath' is highly recommended for its local chaat, and samosas. People with big sweet tooth like mine have a treat in store. Big glasses of badam milk and lassis are served. You can also order the Thaali.” Adds HolidayIQ Traveller Ravi, “Visit the Chowk, to taste the authentic Allahabad dishes like the mini-samosas.” “You must eat samosas here with chholey. Samosas are really mouthwatering. In the evening, you can enjoy chaats which is available at every nook and corner of the city,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Sanjay Mishra.

8. Ragda Patties & Papdi Chaat From Ahmedabad Is Droolworthy

Ragda Patties & Papdi Chaat From Ahmedabad Is Droolworthy
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Ragda Pattice is yet another chaat recipe from Ahmedabad. It is also a popular snack from Marathi cuisine. HolidayIQ Traveller Rashesh says, “Ahmedabad is a pretty cool city with great food and people. From undhiya to dal dhokli and patra to basundi, Gujaratis have something to satisfy everyone's taste buds. Have ragda pattice and papdi chaat at Manek Chowk in the evenings.”

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