Specialty of Indian Cities are Road side foods / Street food .Stall vendors of street offers different kinds of delicious and tasty food.
Our favorite among them which can compete with Pizza/Burgers not with price but definitely with taste are
1. Golgappa / Pani Puri
It consists of a round hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of flavored water (“pani”), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas.
Samosa is a fried or baked pastry with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils, and/or minced meat. Pine nuts can also be added.
Samosa tastes best when served with Green and red chutney.
3. Dahi vada
Dahi vada is prepared by soaking vadas in thick dahi. The hot deep fried vadas are first put in water and then transferred to thick beaten yogurt.
It is a spicy snack made by mixing boiled potatoes with a dabeli masala, and putting the mixture between pav (burger bun) and served with chutneys made from tamarind, date, garlic, red chilies, etc. and garnished with pomegranate and roasted peanuts.
Bhelpuri is a savoury Indian snack. It is made out of puffed rice, vegetables and a tangy tamarind sauce.
Raj Kachori is filled with various flavours. It is crispy from outside and soft from inside with soft pakodis, curd covered aloo bhujiya, namkeen, sweet chutney etc.
It an easy corn salad made using corn, fresh veggies, cheese and mild spice powders.
Dahi Puri Chaat is yet another member of popular Indian street chaats that is made by stuffing crispy puffed puris with boiled potatoes and topping it with combination of sweet, sour and spicy chutneys, onion, sev and beaten curd (dahi) giving it a perfectly balanced tongue tickling taste.
Aloo tikki is a indian subcontinent snack made of boiled potatoes, onions and various spices. “Aloo” means potato, and the word “tikki” means a small cutlet or croquette.
Sev puri is one of the popular Indian chaat. The combination of papdi, sev, batata, moong, onion, sev and assortment of chutneys make it simply irresistible.
11. Onion Pakora
Rainy evening or cold winter days, crispy and spicy onion pakoda
can never go out of fashion.Its even better when accompanied your favorite chutney or may be coffee/tea.
Similarly banana bhajji and chilli bhajji are also great for snacks.
12. Pav Bhaji
Pav bhaji s a fast food dish from Maharashtra, India, consisting of a vegetable curry served with a soft bread roll (pav).
13. Vada Pav
Vada pav, is a vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. A simple creation involving a deep fried potato patty with some coriander and spices.
14. Aloo Paratha
Aloo-stuffed parathas consist of unleavened dough stuffed with a spiced mixture of mashed potato, which is rolled out and cooked on a hot tawa with butter or ghee. Aloo paratha is usually served with butter, chutney, curd or Indian pickles.
Aloo Paratha with Lassi is also a great combo.
Lassi is a popular, traditional, yogurt-based drink from the Indian Subcontinent and is popular in India. Lassi is a blend of yogurt, water, spices and sometimes, fruit.
Coming to sweets we have plenty
15. Vermicelli seviyan kheer
Seviyan or vermicelli kheer, is a traditional popular dessert. Seviyans are thin long strings that looks very much like spaghetti however process if different.Basic seviyan is made with milk, seviyan and sugar, and then flavored with cardamom. Garnish with sliced almonds and pistachios.
My all time favorite foods are Masala Dosa or Rava Idli with a cup of Hot Coffee.
16. Masal Dosa
Dosa is a fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils. It is a staple dish in South Indian states.
There are varieties of dosas. Benne(Butter) Dosa, Onion Dosa, Mysore Masal dosa, Rava Dosa etc etc
17. Rava Idli
Rava idli is a variation of the popular South Indian breakfast item, idli, made with rava or Bombay rava.
Food is incomplete without a cup of Coffee or Tea. That too in Glass cup.
We have mentioned may be less than a percent of Indian Food. There are lots and lots of Food stuffs prepared in Indian Cuisine.Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India.
I think Indian Cuisine can definitely compete with Pizza and Burgers.