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Best Street Foods To Try In India

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Everyone gets hungry while they are travelling to places. Even if you aren’t, it is quite possible that you open your Google and search for the best places to have a hearty meal and re-energise yourself. While some of you might want to go into the restaurants, most of us would prefer to have something from the roadside. Street food has a separate fanbase no matter how hard you try to compete with restaurants. Though the restaurants will give you the feeling of luxury, the joy of having street food cannot be compared. Thus keeping this in mind, we thought of suggesting you the best street foods, which you should definitely give a try when you have a starving tummy!

 

1. Gol-Gappe

The most popular of the street food is the Gol-Gappe. Also known Mumbai’s ‘pani poori’ and Kolkata’s ‘phuchka’, this has a savouring, tangy and spicy taste all rolled into one. This lip-smacking dish is famous all over India as well as beyond. It is a must in every festive season. You would definitely find a Gol-gappa stall almost everywhere, be it a wedding, a festival or even just a regular market.

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2. All Roll Wraps

Another street food which tops the list amongst the others is the Roll. There are end number of varieties of this roll- veg roll, egg roll, chicken roll, paneer roll, spring roll, chicken egg roll, you name it. These American Chinese Sizzlers are made by using chopped onions, cucumber, carrot and varieties of sauces along with the main ingredients of-course.

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3. Momo Dumplings

If you are typical North Indian or East Indian then you would definitely have tasted the Momo dumplings. These dumplings are made with ‘maida’ and are stuffed with grated cabbage and carrot if veg or chicken for non-veg. These dumplings are of two types- fried & steamed. Mayonnaise and Chilli Sauce are generally served with a plate of momo.

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4. Chole Bhature

If you are travelling in the day time and are hungry, there seems to be no better option other than Chole Bhature. The dish is made by using Chola Masala and Bhatura. This dish originated in Northern India and in parts of Uttar Pradesh but now is famous worldwide. The Chole is made spicy and has a sizzling taste and the combo is just mouthwatering.

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5. Pav Bhaji

The popular Street Food is which comprises of mix vegetable mash and soft buns. Topped with butter and coriander, the Bhaji tastes delicious and is when garnished with onion, tastes amazing. This food originated from Maharashtra but is now made famous at every street corner. The food is so famous that it has reached its reputation in foreign lands also.

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6. Idli Sambhar

This is a typical South Indian food which now can be seen almost everywhere nowadays. The idli is made with the paste of rice which is steamed. The Sambhar is made with roasted lentils, dried whole red chillies, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds and sometimes asafoetida and curry leaves. This is not only delicious food but is also healthy.

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7.  Jalebi

When its time to have some dessert in the roadside, Jalebi is at the rescue. This is a sweet dish which is famous all over South Asia and West Asia and which has probably originated from India or Iran. This mouth-watering dessert could be eaten people almost anytime, be it in the morning, afternoon evening or even at night. Jalebi always has a way to reach to the heart of the people. So the next time you want someone to happy, offer them Jalebi. Maybe that is why this is the sweetest of the street foods.

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These were a few of the best street foods which have been mentioned here. Moreover, if you are a Delhiite or are in the capital, then you must try the food available at Chandni Chowk and these places.

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10 Unique Facts About Indian Cuisine

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Facts About Indian Cuisine

There are a lot of stereotypes about Indian Food. However, some of them are true and some of them are not. Also many times, these are half-truths. Therefore, check out these facts about Indian Cuisine:

Facts About Indian Cuisine

1. A Mix Pot of Different Tastes

We have often heard that Indian food is spicy. Indian food is not suitable for most people as it is hot. However, that’s not the case. As said, most of the stereotypes are half-truths, this one is as well.

Indian Cuisine is a mixing pot of 6 different tastes. For instance, one can experience the following tastes:

  • Sweet (Madhura)
  • Salty (Lavana)
  • Astringent (Kasya)
  • Bitter (Tikta)
  • Sour (Amala)
  • Pungent (Katu)

2. Land of Spices 

Facts About Indian Cuisine

We all know that India is a land of spices. Indeed, it is true. Over 70 % of the spices in the world come from India. Also, in many ancient texts, India has been famously praised for the variety of spices that India offered and still offers.

3. Historical Staple Diet

The grains and legumes that Indian produce and consume have a long history to it. They are being cultivated for a long time and have been consistent. Common staple foods include wheat, rice, lentils and different forms of these. This is constant from about 6,000 B.C.E.

4. Categories of Food 

As per the Ancient Indian school of Ayurveda, there are three categories of food. For example, there is Satvik, Tamasik and Rajasic food.

Facts About Indian Cuisine

  1. Satvik Food- Natural and Minimally processed food. Have a calming effect on the mind and body.
  2. Tamasic Food- Overly processed, toxic food that is difficult to digest. Has a negative effect on mind and body.
  3. Rajasic Food- Oily, spicy, salty or bitter foods. Drives competition and ambition.

In addition, read Eating Habits recommended by Ayurveda

5. Veg or Non-Veg

A lot of people outside India think that people in India only eat vegetarian food. However, this is not true. For instance, only 29 % of Indians follow a vegetarian diet as per a survey conducted by the Government of India. Therefore, it is evident that most of the population does consume non-vegetarian food.

6. Booze 

Indian have their own preferences when it comes to booze. Also, they are certainly not dependent on other countries for booze. For instance, Indians have their own creative ways of producing booze. With the available local resources, Indians have come up with a variety of alcoholic drinks. There are drinks life the Toddy, Kallu and many more northeastern local drinks.

7. Inclusion Of Other Imports as Staples

Some of the staples like potatoes, tomatoes, and chillies are not native to Indian. However, Indians have very openly included these in their diets and made these ingredients their own!

8. Indian Candies

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Though we love Western varieties of Candies, Indians have their own version of it. The candy is locally known as Khanda. 

Also read Tasty Pickles: The Underrated Pride Of Our Thali

9. Love for Spice 

Facts About Indian Cuisine

As we know Indians love spicy food. Similarly, India is home to the Hottest Chilly in the World. This chilly is the bhut jolokia or the ghost pepper. In addition, it is 400 times spicier than the hot Tabasco sauce.

This chilly is grown in regions of Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, and Arunachal Pradesh. In 2007, it got the tag of the hottest chilly by Guinness World Records.

10. External Influences

Indians have readily even welcomed external cuisines in their routine cuisines. For example, samosa’s, jalebis and gulab jamun are all imports from other cultures.

Also, read 5 Michelin-Starred Indian Restaurants Which Are Not In India

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How To Make The Best Pizza At Home!!!

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Pizza… ahh… What a wonderful word! Everyone loves pizza. So It’s a wonderful dish, which can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere! During these pandemic times, you probably are worried about your safety. Therefore, You might not want to order a pizza from a restaurant and want to take that extra step for safety. Even though the top pizza places might promise the utmost hygiene procedures… So, If you don’t want to order and want to enjoy your favorite meal, this article is for you!

METHOD:

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  • “Bloom” the yeast by sprinkling the sugar and yeast in the warm water. Let sit for 10 minutes, until bubbles form on the surface.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Make a well in the middle and add the olive oil and bloomed yeast mixture. Using a spoon, mix until a shaggy dough begins to form.
  • Once the flour is mostly hydrated, turn the dough out onto a clean work surface and knead for 10-15 minutes. The dough should be soft, smooth, and bouncy. Form the dough into a taut round.
  • Grease a clean, large bowl with olive oil and place the dough inside, turning to coat with the oil. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise for at least an hour, or up to 24 hours.
  • Punch down the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead for another minute or so, then cut into 4 equal portions and shape into rounds.
  • Lightly flour the dough, then cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for another 30 minutes to an hour while you prepare the sauce and any other ingredients.
  • Preheat the oven as high as your oven will allow, between 450-500˚F (230-260˚C). Place a pizza stone, heavy baking sheet (turn upside down so the surface is flat), or cast iron skillet in the oven.
  • Meanwhile, make the tomato sauce: Add the salt to the can of tomatoes and puree with an immersion blender, or transfer to a blender or food processor, and puree until smooth.
  • Once the dough has rested, take a portion and start by poking the surface with your fingertips, until bubbles form and do not deflate.
  • Then, stretch and press the dough into a thin round. Make it thinner than you think it should be, as it will slightly shrink and puff up during baking.
  • Sprinkle semolina onto an upside-down baking sheet and place the stretched crust onto it. Add the sauce and ingredients of your choice.
  • Slide the pizza onto the preheated pizza stone or pan. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the crust and cheese are golden brown.
  • Add any garnish of your preference.
  • Nutrition Calories: 1691 Fat: 65 grams Carbs: 211 grams Fiber: 12 grams Sugars: 60 grams Protein: 65 grams
  • Enjoy!

Pizza Ingredients(For 16 Servings): 

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  • 2 ½ cups warm water(600 mL)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 7 cups all-purpose flour(875 g), plus more for dusting
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¼ cup semolina flour (30 g)
  • MARGHERITA

    • tomato sauce
    • fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into small pieces
    • fresh basil leaf

If you want to learn more about food, visit- https://littleletterslinked.com/category/food/

 

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All The Popular Food Trends During Lockdown

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When we look back at our lockdown days, we realise that they shouldn’t be looked back at, at all! It was a time of hopelessness, unpreparedness and unassuredness. However, some trends and challenges kept us alive and added a little verve and spunk to our rather dead lives. One of such trend were the many food trends during the lockdown.

Everyone cooked and uploaded their successful recipes on social media: it was like Quarantine Got Talent! While everyone has brushed their skills well, let us recall all the popular food trends during lockdown that kept us in our kitchens.

From Dalgona Coffee to Mug Cake, these recipes marked our lockdown recipe success stories!

 

DALGONA COFFEE

The Korean Dalgona coffee trend became exceptional because of its picturesque quality.  The task was to whip your coffee granules so thick that they began floating on the surface of your glass of milk. In no time, the trend became a task for the people in quarantine: some got creative to add their personal touch to the trend, some found an opportunity to meme about it, and the others found faults. Nonetheless, it will be wrong to say that this wasn’t one of the most searched recipes during the lockdown.

 

MAC’ AND CHEESE

Macaroni and cheese aka Mac’ and Cheese have always been a recipe that we all wanted to try our hands at but the time was an investment that we didn’t have. All we need are some macaroni, cheese, bread, milk and seasonings to enhance the taste. This was one of the most cooked recipes during the lockdown as well.

 

BANANA BREAD

Since the operations of bakeries were barred, we all had to awaken the bakers within us. The banana bread was a trend, however, it may not have been as popular as other trends. The recipe was a win-win and is a great addition to your baking resume. If you missed the recipe, here’s a recap.

 

MUG CAKE

An easy-peasy recipe that took the social media by storm was the Mug Cake recipe! It was a spongy, moist cake, like the one they served in a fancy restaurant. The recipe had taken the internet into gaga of experiments and they experimented with diverse flavours. All you needed was 5 minutes of your time, a microwave and some ingredients such as butter, flour, egg yolk, white sugar, milk, vanilla extract, baking powder and chocolate chips. Voilà!

 

MAGGI OMELETTE 

This fusion may have already been popular and known by some households. You cook your regular Maggi the way you do. Add capsicum, coriander, onions, chillis, 2 eggs, salt and water to your Maggi. Cover with a tight lid and let it cook, uninterruptedly. Your fusion cuisine is now ready. Watch the recipe to know more.

 

Also read: 10 of the world’s best burgers

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