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 Delhi Street Foods

  Last Updated : Nov 14,2019

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Delhi Street Foods

Delhi rasta food, Delhi street food. From fancy restaurants to fast food eating at the ever popular food joints of Haldiram, Bikaneer and Gulab, Delhi is surely a foodies paradise. The street corners of Paratha Wali Gali at Chandni Chowk, Sarojini Market, Lajpat Nagar, Connaught Place has some lip smacking food to offer.

Pani Puri, Golgappa

Pani Puri, Golgappa

Go to Parathe Wali Gali at Chandni Chowk to enjoy all kinds of tasty parathas. From the plain paratha to Aloo paratha to Mooli Paratha, Pudina Paratha, Paneer Paratha, Hari Mirch Paratha, Bitter Gourd Paratha, Bhindi Paratha. Relish it with curd, pudina lassi and fresh pickles like Mango Pickle and Carrot Pickle. You can also have a paratha with 10 layers. All these awesome and filling Parathas are made in desi ghee. Some of the paratha stores are there from 1875. The lane is opened from 9am to 11 pm.

Paneer Parathas, Punjabi Paneer ParathaPaneer Parathas, Punjabi Paneer Paratha

Other very popular street foods of Delhi are Momos, they are satiating and versatile, packed with the choicest of ingredients that are sure to delight your palate. The fiery Schezuan sauce served along with it is an added plus. Other ever popular foods include Pav Bhaji, Sada Dosa, Paneer Tikka, Hakka noodles.

Hakka Noodles, Chinese Hakka Noodle RecipeHakka Noodles, Chinese Hakka Noodle Recipe

When in Delhi do as the Delhiites do. Savour on some piping hot bhature with optimally spiced chole and pickled salad or melt-in-mouth Kulchas . Gulp this satiating breakfast with a huge glass of sweet lassi and you are good to go!  

Delhiites love their chaat. Baby potatoes are combined with onions and tomatoes, as well as peppy chaat masala and tangy lemon juice to make flavourful Aloo Chaat. Apart from this crispy aloo tikki chat, chunky fruit chaat and aloo ke kulle are other famous dishes.

Aloo Chaat

Aloo Chaat

It is not all about savoury food. Hot Jalebi deep fried in pure ghee makes an irresistible dessert. Kulfi, phirni, Daulat ki chaat are equally tempting!

delhi street foods

 by Tarla Dalal
chole bhature | Punjabi chole bhature | with 29 amazing images My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today! My version of chole is however, ready in minutes and is as delicious. I have also added powder, which impart a dark brown colour to the chick peas which usually comes from simmering chick peas in an iron pot. I enjoy eating hot chole with tikkis, bhaturas, kulcha or simply topped on a slice of bread. Crisp, yet spongy bhaturas are used to mop up the chole. Traditionally bhatura dough was made using leavening agents like soda, curds and leaving it for hours to ferment before they could be rolled out and deep fried. This recipe of bhature is one that uses mashed potatoes to soften up the bhaturas. Moreover, also these bhaturas do not turn rubbery and chewy when they are eaten cold. Enjoy other Punjabi Subzis like Shalgam ki Subzi, Aloo Mutter Korma, Sarson ka Saag, Kathal ki Subzi. Enjoy how to make chole bhature | Punjabi chole bhature with detailed step by step photos below.
jalebi recipe | crispy homemade jalebi | halwai style Indian jalebi | instant jalebi (without fermentation) | with 28 amazing images. jalebi recipe | crispy homemade jalebi | halwai style Indian jalebi | instant jalebi (without fermentation) is a traditional Indian mithai made and served during festivals and weddings. Learn how to make crispy homemade jalebi. This famous crispy homemade jalebi features on a Gujarati breakfast, especially on Sunday morning. The combo of Jalebi with ganthias and Masala Chai Or Masala Tea is a meal to be devoured with family and friends. Also served as a dessert jalebi is often served topped with Rabdi. This is irresistible too! To make jalebi, first make the batter. Combine the yeast with 2 tbsp of warm water in a bowl and keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes. Combine this yeast mixture with the plain flour in a bowl and mix well. Add 5 tbsp of water if required to make a thick batter and cover and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes. Next make sugar syrup. Combine the sugar and 1 cup of water in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a high flame for 10 to 12 minutes or till the sugar syrup is of 1 thread consistency. Combine the saffron strands, saffron colour and 2 tsp of sugar syrup in a bowl and add to the sugar syrup and mix well. Keep aside. Then select a plastic bottle with a small hole in the lid and fill with the batter. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and press the bottle to form a coil shaped jalebi, starting from the inside to the outside. Deep-fry till the jalebis turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Place the fried jalebis into the warm syrup. Leave for 2 minutes or till they soak the sugar syrup well and then remove from the sugar syrup. Serve immediately garnished with cardamom powder, almond slivers and pistachio slivers. Who can resist the temptation of fresh, deep-fried jalebis garnished with aromatic saffron strands? For all of you halwai style Indian jalebi fans, here is a quick and tasty version that can be prepared without long hours of fermentation. This instant jalebi (without fermentation) is made in very less time as compared to the authentic recipe which needs overnight fermentation. This is a boon for those who want to try traditional mithais without sweating too much in the kitchen. A few tips to be kept in mind and you will be all set for a presentable Indian sweet and to gather all the applause. Tips for jalebi. 1. To make the batter add water gradually. The amount of water usually depends on the quality of the flour. The batter has to be thick. 2. Keep a close watch while making sugar syrup. It should be 1 thread consistency. Even a little extra cooking of the syrup might make it hard. 3. Do not leave the jalebi in the sugar syrup for too long to avoid it from becoming over sweet and soggy. Learn to make jalebi recipe | crispy homemade jalebi | halwai style Indian jalebi | instant jalebi (without fermentation) | with step by step photos and video below.
aloo paratha recipe | how to make aloo paratha | stuffed aloo paratha | whole wheat aloo parathas | with 24 amazing images. aloo paratha recipe is a whole wheat aloo paratha which is a popular Punjabi breakfast recipe. So popular is whole wheat aloo parathas that I have it as a one-dish meal along with some curds and chopped onions. Luscious whole wheat aloo parathas are stuffed with a succulent mixture of mashed potatoes flavoured perkily with green chillies, onions and all. A dash of amchur powder adds to the tanginess of the stuffing, making the Aloo Paratha a really tasty and satiating dish. To make aloo paratha, first knead a semi-stiff dough. For stuffing, heat ghee in a pan add cumin seeds, add onions and green chillies which can be adjusted according to the preference, add mashed potatoes followed by red chillie powder, coriander for freshness and amchur powder for tanginess. Mix well and stuffing of aloo ka paratha is ready. To proceed, divide dough, roll into a small roti. Roll a portion of the aloo paratha stuffing into a ball, place it in the centre of the rolled dough and pull all the sides together and get rid of excessive dough. Flatten it and roll into a paratha. Place it on a greased tava and cook the stuffed aloo paratha. stuffed aloo paratha taste best when served hot with pickles/aachar and homemade curd, but they may also be carried in a dabba. Learn to aloo paratha recipe | how to make aloo paratha | stuffed aloo paratha | whole wheat aloo parathas | with step by step photos and video below.
Kulcha is one of the most popular breads in Northern India, just like naans, rotis and parathas. Made with a dough of whole wheat flour, yeast and curds, these Kulchas have a unique texture and mouth-feel. Follow the instructions in the recipe consistently to ensure that the yeast gets activated well and the dough rises nicely. It is also important to cook the Kulchas on an open flame after cooking on a tava in order to get the proper texture. The nigella seeds that are sprinkled on the Kulcha also get toasted wonderfully when cooked on an open flame and give the Kulcha an instant aroma boost. The Kulcha experience would be incomplete without a brushing of butter, so make sure you do that! Serve them hot off the tava along with the a delicious Punjabi Subzi of your choice .
 by Tarla Dalal
sweet Punjabi lassi recipe | dahi ki lassi | sweet lassi | 2 ingredient lassi recipe | with 7 amazing images. The secret to making perfect sweet Punjabi lassi lies in the curds. If the curds are loosely set or sour, you will just not get it right. So, the first step is to put the curds into the refrigerator as soon as it sets, so that after some time it will be thick and luscious, with a fresh flavour that is just perfect for dahi ki lassi. All you need is such fresh curds and sugar to make a large glass of thick sweet Punjabi lassi which is not only refreshing but also quite satiating. Sometimes, a glass of sweet Punjabi lassi can be a mini meal itself! Notes and tips on making the perfect sweet Punjabi lassi. 1. To make the Sweet Lassi (Punjabi Sweet Lassi), take thick curd in a deep bowl. If the curd is not thick, the sweet lassi will be very watery. Use chilled curd for a cold lassi or if you are using room temperature curd then refrigerate till serving. 2. To this, add the powdered sugar. Do not use sugar crystals as they will not dissolve in the curd. You can even add different spices like cardamom and saffron for a unique lassi. 3. Now whisk the curd till smooth. Make sure the sugar has been properly mixed in with the curd. 4. Since we have used thick curd, we are adding just about 1/4 cup of water to loosen the Sweet Lassi a little so it isn’t too thick to drink. Enjoy lassi after relishing chatpata chaats like Chole Tikki Chaat, Sev Puri, Chilla Chaat etc. Other variants of dahi ki lassi to try are Grape Lassi, Mango Lassi, Kesar-Pista Lassi, Cardamom Lassi and salty variant like Phudina Lassi . Refrigerate the Sweet lassi for at least 30 minutes before serving. This is because lassi is best served chilled and it also gives the sugar time to dissolve properly into the curd. Enjoy how to make sweet Punjabi lassi recipe | dahi ki lassi | sweet lassi | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
samosa recipe | Mumbai street style samosa | veg samosa | authentic samosa | with 24 amazing images. Samosa! Does this snack need any introduction? Originally one of Mumbai’s favourite roadside snacks, Mumbai street style samosa is now so famous across the country that it is available in almost every bakery, restaurant and tea stall. While some enjoy it plain, others like to smash it and top it with sauces or make a chaat out of it. Have it the way you like it, but here is how to make the perfect, authentic Samosa. While it is possible to make quicker versions with readymade patty sheets, this samosa recipe is about how to make it from scratch including the ajwain flavoured dough and the scrumptious potato stuffing! Notes and tips on Mumbai roadside samosa recipe. 1. Do not hesitate to use large amount of fat as it provides the samosa with that perfect crispy texture on the outside and avoids the formation of air bubbles on the outer covering. 2.The oil should not be very hot or smoky hot, or else the Mumbai street style samosa will get cooked from the outside immediately and not from the inside. Use the Mumbai street style samosa to to whip up a variety of dishes like Burmese Samosa Curry Soup Samosa Chips Sandwich, Samosa Kadhi Chaat and Chole Samosa Chaat. Also do try other variants of the samosa like Spicy Rice Samosa, Poha and Sprouted Vatana Samosa, Pyaz Ke Samose, Chinese Samosa, and Paneer Samosa. Learn to make samosa recipe | Mumbai street style samosa | veg samosa | authentic samosa | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
whole wheat momos recipe | healthy veg momos | zero oil steamed momos | atta momos | with 15 amazing images. Momos are dumplings which are derived from South - asia and are native to northeast India.Momos have now become traditional delicacy in Nepal. We have adapted the momos recipe to make it healthy veg momos which is zero oil steamed momos. Momos, also fall under the category of Indian street food and sold all over India now. They can be either fried, steamed or pan-seared. You can stuff them with various fillings be it savoury or sweet. Momos top the charts when it comes to Oriental cuisine. They are satiating and versatile, packed with the choicest of ingredients that are sure to delight your palate. This healthy momo recipe is made with whole wheat flour outer covering and a nutritious stuffing of broccoli and bean sprouts. There is no fat used in this veg momo recipe as the broccoli used is precooked. This is the easiest healthy veg momos recipe, yet steaming takes a little while, but trust me the outcome is worth the wait. To make healthy momos, combine the whole wheat flour and a little salt in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside.To make the stuffing, combine the broccoli, bean sprouts, ginger paste, green chilli paste, garlic, sugar and salt in a bowl and mix well. You can use any vegetables of your choice, just make sure the veggies are properly chopped and shredded. Keep the stuffing aside. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll out a portion of the dough into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling and place 1 tbsp of the prepared stuffing in the centre of the circle. Fold over to make a semi-circle and press the edges lightly with your fingers to seal it. Bring both the corners of the semi-circle one over the other and again pinch it with your fingers to seal it together. steam in a steamer for 10 mins and while placing them make sure they aren't touching one another or they might just stick , make sure you do not over cook them or the covering will tend to dry out and once your momos seem glossy and non sticky, whole wheat momos are ready!!! Here, in this version of Healthy Momos, the covering is made using whole wheat flour instead of refined maida, which is commonly used. And, instead of the regular stuffing of mixed veggies sautéed in oodles of oil, here we have used an oil-free filling of protein rich bean sprouts and antioxidant-rich broccoli. Follow the exact procedure to make the world's healthiest whole wheat momos! Serve whole wheat momos recipe with Schezuan Sauce or Hot and Sweet Chillli sauce. Enjoy whole wheat momos recipe | healthy veg momos | zero oil steamed momos | atta momos with detailed step by step recipe photos
 by Tarla Dalal
aloo chaat recipe | Indian aloo chaat | aloo chaat using baby potatoes | quick and easy aloo chaat | with 13 amazing images. Looking for something to kill your evening hunger pang? here we have a very scrumptious recipe that is loved by all the generations made with baby potatoes that is Aloo chaat. Every Indian household has its own way of making aloo chaat. Aloo chaat is also a very famous Mumbai Street Food and Delhi street food which can be even served as an evening snack or a light meal. This Indian aloo chaat can also be cooked by a amateur cook and I am sure that no one can go wrong with it, as it is super easy to make. It can be made with boiled as well as fried potatoes, we have used boiled potatoes for making this tasty aloo chaat which also makes it a little healthier. To make aloo chaat, wash, boil and peel baby potatoes, Cut them horizotally into two and transfer in a deep bowl. Add tomatoes and onions which would add a unique flavor to our aloo chaat. Further, add chaat masala, we have used home made chaat masala, it is also readily available in shops. Add lemon juice, coriander and mix well. Your quick aloo chaat is ready, serve it for evening snack or you can even use it as an accompniment with your main course. Aloo chaat is a mouth-watering treat that everybody loves! Tasty baby potatoes are combined with onions and tomatoes, as well as peppy chaat masala and tangy lemon juice to make a really flavourful treat. It feels wonderful to bite into this exciting treat, which is soft, crispy and chewy too. Prepare aloo chaat just before serving, otherwise the vegetables will get soggy. Serve with Sev and Papadi to add a crunch to this delicious Aloo Chaat. Enjoy aloo chaat recipe | Indian aloo chaat | aloo chaat using baby potatoes | quick and easy aloo chaat | with detailed step by step recipe photos.
hakka noodles recipe | Indo Chinese hakka noodles | vegetable hakka noodles | Indian street style hakka noodles | with amazing 25 images. All time favourite Hakka noodles is one of the best options to treat your taste buds and a perfect one meal dinner. This is an Indo Chinese hakka noodles recipe where noodles are tossed with garlic and vegetables or any other ingredients of your choice like mushrooms etc. Veg hakka noodles are flavourful noodles tossed with vegetables. It is basically from the Asian cuisine which has been adapted in India and now is found in every restaurant and is also, one of the famous Indian street food. Hakka noodles are sold and available on every street of India now!! I usually make veg hakka noodles for both lunch and dinner. Sometimes, this even goes to my kids tiffin or on a lazy Sunday this is my go to recipe. I personally love it and all the members in my family, including the most elder one’s love it and the scrumptious noodles are gulped down in blink of an eye. We have this on our weekly menu, Indian style hakka noodles are definitely made atleast once in a week. Doesn’t take more than 20 minutes to prepare the dish. There are a lot many variations to the recipe, ours is a simple veg hakka noodles also called Indo Chinese hakka noodles. The preparation also doesn’t take much time, this recipe can be quickly made. To make vegetable hakka noodles, first we have prepare the chilli oil. To prepare chilli oil, heat oil in a pan on high flame until it smokes. Add red chillies and let it rest for a while. Once, it is cooled strain the oil and keep aside. To proceed making the vegetable hakka noodles, heat the oil in a wok, add the spring onion whites, garlic and red chillies and sauté on a high flame for 30 seconds. Add the carrots, cabbage, capsicum and sauté on a high flame, these vegetables give an amazing and vibrant color to the noodles. Add the noodles, soya sauce and salt, mix well and toss on a high flame for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the black pepper powder and 2 tsp prepared chilli oil and toss well. Sprinkle spring onion greens and toss well. Serve Indian street style hakka noodles immediately. The whole preparation of vegetable hakka noodles is done on high flame as it helps the vegetables to remain crunchy and not turn soft or soggy. This recipe is not only treat to the tongue but also eyes. The colourful veggies make hakka noodles eye pleasing. This celebrated Chinese dish of hakka noodles gets its name from the Chinese province of Hakka. It is very quick and easy to make and perfect to serve with a gravy of your choice. Veg hakka nooodles teams up well with most of the Chinese vegetable dishes like the Sweet and Sour Vegetable, Chinese Fried Paneer in Hot and Sweet Sauce or Tofu in Black Bean Sauce. It makes a sumptuous meal that you will relish till the last bite. Serve vegetable hakka noodles immediately with chilli sauce, soya sauce and chillies in vinegar. Enjoy hakka noodles recipe | Indo Chinese hakka noodles | vegetable hakka noodles | Indian street style hakka noodles | with detailed step by step photos below.
 by Tarla Dalal
homemade pav bhaji | how to make pav bhaji at home | mumbai pav bhaji made at home | with 25 amazing images. There is nothing healthier than making your homemade pav bhaji versus opting for pav bhaji from the street. While i do love mumbai roadside pav bhaji, i still think you should make your pav bhaji at home. In this homemade pav bhaji recipe, we have first pressure cooked the vegetables (cauliflower, green peas and carrots), that go into the pav bhaji. Then in a separate deep non stick pan cooked the chilli garlic paste, sauted the onions, capsicum and tomatoes. Added the kashmiri red chillies, pav bhaji masala and cooked with some water. Finally we add the potatoes and pressure cooked vegetables and cooked the mumbai pav bhaji made at home. Why make mumbai pav bhaji made at home? 1. Street vendors tend to use inferior quality vegetables which are not even cleaned properly. At home, we have the option to use the best quality of everything. 2. Water used to clean vegetables is not filtered by street vendors. 3. Everything is cooked in the open which leads to all kinds of infestation of the food despite it being hot. 4. The butter used is believed to be half margarine and half butter to cut costs and will lead to heart issues. We make homemade pav bhaji as a one meal dinner. Traditionally pav bhaji is served with yummy ladi pav which is made of plain flour. We suggest you try and use homemade multigrain bread to have with your homemade pav bhaji. homemade pav bhaji is truly an innovation that arose out of the necessity of providing a nice hot meal in a hurry and one that tickles the taste buds. When I am lazy to cook on an entire meal for my family, pav bhaji in one of the first few dishes which comes to mind. It is easy to cook and also filling. Aside from pav bhaji, we have other variations like jain pav bhaji, khada pav bhaji, pressure cooker pav bhaji and pav bhaji made with doodhi. Enjoy homemade pav bhaji | how to make pav bhaji at home | mumbai pav bhaji made at home with detailed step by step photos below.
 by Tarla Dalal
sada dosa recipe | plain dosa | South Indian sada dosa | how to make easy sada dosa | with 33 amazing images. sada dosa recipe | plain dosa | South Indian sada dosa | how to make easy sada dosa is a famous street food as well as restaurant food in South India. Learn how to make easy dosa. To make sada dosa, wash and soak the urad dal, fenugreek seeds and enough water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 4 hours. Wash and soak the par-boiled rice, raw rice and thick beaten rice and enough water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 4 hours. Drain the urad dal and fenugreek seeds and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using approx. 1 cup of water. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and keep aside. Drain the par-boiled rice, raw rice, and thick beaten rice and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using approx. 1 cup of water. Transfer the mixture into the same bowl of the urad dal batter, add the salt and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 12 hours. Once fermented, mix it very well. Just before serving, heat a non-stick tava (griddle), sprinkle a little water on the tava (griddle) and wipe it off gently using a muslin cloth. Pour 1½ ladleful of the batter on it and spread it in a circular motion to make a 225 mm. (9”) diameter thin circle. Smear a little ghee over it and along the edges and cook on a medium flame till the dosa turns golden brown in colour and crisp. Fold over to make a semi-circle or a roll. Repeat with the remaining batter to make 19 more dosas. Serve immediately with coconut chutney, sambhar and malgapodi. Delightfully crisp, golden-coloured pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, South Indian sada dosa make a more indulgent breakfast compared to easy, steamed idlis! Combined with chutney and sambar, Dosas are sumptuous and tasty, fit to be had not just for breakfast but for evening tiffin or even dinner. While some people like to make plain dosas with leftover idli batter, others who do not like even a slight sourness make fresh dosa batter using the proportions described here. You can choose either option, as you wish. Not only that, the versatile easy sada dosa offers a lot more choices. You can make it with oil, ghee or butter; in an iron griddle or a non-stick tava, plain or with a stuffing of potato bhaji or a layer of chutney! Enjoy your sada dosa fresh and hot, just the way you like it. Tips for sada dosa. 1. The urad dal, rice and parboiled rice have to be soaked for 4 hours. So plan for it in advance. 2. Don’t miss out on adding fenugreek seeds while soaking. It helps in fermentation. 3. The batter usually takes 12 hours to ferment. But in winter season, it may take upto 14 to 15 hours depending on the temperature outside. 4. If using leftover batter from the fridge, then bring it to room temperature and then make dosa. This is very important or else you won’t get brown crispy dosa. 5. If the tava gets too hot, then sprinkle some water to bring down the temperature of the tava. By doing so the dosa will not stick to the pan. The ideal temperature of tava is very important to make the perfectly crisp dosa. Enjoy sada dosa recipe | plain dosa | South Indian sada dosa | how to make easy sada dosa | with step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
idli recipe | idli batter recipe | South Indian style idli | soft idli | with 30 amazing images. Idli is a very popular South Indian breakfast which is also a favourite Mumbai Street Food. We show you how to make idli with detailed step by step recipe on how to make the perfect idli batter. Fluffy as cotton balls, white as the moon’ - every South Indian remembers those fond descriptions of Idli that mom used to convince them to eat breakfast when they were kids. Indeed, that is how the perfect Idli must be too. Grinding of batter and the preparation of Idli is an almost daily affair in South Indian homes. Being a safe, tasty and wholesome breakfast, it is preferred by people all over the world now. The procedure to make idli is long and needs hours of waiting due to fermentation. Yet idli's made at home are healthy and worth the wait. To make idli, combine the urad dal and fenugreek seeds and enough water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 4 hours. Combine the par-boiled rice and thick beaten rice and enough water in a deep bowl and mix well. Cover with a lid and keep aside to soak for 4 hours. Wash and drain the urad dal and fenugreek seeds and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste using approx. 1 cup of water. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl and keep aside. Wash and drain the par-boiled rice and thick rice flakes and blend in a mixer to a slightly coarse paste using approx. 1½ cups of water. Add this mixture to the urad dal-fenugreek seeds mixture, add the salt and mix very well. Cover it with a lid and keep aside to ferment in a warm place for 12 hours. After fermentation, mix the idli batter well once again and pour spoonfuls of the batter into each of the greased idli moulds. Steam in a idli steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till they are cooked. Once the idlis are cooked, cool them slightly. Dip a spoon in the water and using this spoon loosen the sides of idli and de-mould them. Keep aside. Serve idli recipe with homemade idli batter hot with sambar, coconut chutney and malgapodi. Choose good quality par-boiled rice (ask for idli rice, which is small and stout) and urad for making idlis, as the colour and softness of the end product depends on it. The amount of water to be added when grinding the urad changes according to the quality of the dal, so keep adding little by little till the idli batter is soft and fluffy, and do not make it watery. After making the required idlis store the remaining batter in the fridge. It remains good for almost a week, and can be used to make Sada Dosa, Uttapa and dainty Appe as well. Enjoy idli recipe | idli batter recipe | South Indian style idli | soft idli | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
paneer tikka in oven recipe | Punjabi paneer tikka in oven | paneer tikka | with 30 amazing images. A party without paneer tikka would be incomplete. We show you how to make paneer tikka in oven. Here is how you can impress your guests by making this all-time favourite party starter at home – and that too quite quickly and easily using an oven. This Punjabi delicacy is one of the most popular starters in Indian restaurants. Cottage cheese marinated in a mix of classic Indian spices, strung into skewer sticks, and cooked in a wood-fired tandoor but here we have got you a Punjabi paneer tikka in oven that needs no tandoor and can be easily made in an oven. Check out this recipe to find out how easy it can be to make delicious paneer tikka in oven right at home any time you wish. The Paneer Tikka tastes awesome with pudina chutney. However the ingredients used for making paneer tikka are easily available and if your pantry is well maintained. Making paneer tikka is very easy and can be quickly made. To make paneer tikka in oven, first we have marinated the paneer in a marinade. To make the marinade, take curd in a bowl. Further, add ginger and garlic paste. Ginger and garlic paste would add amazing flavor and make it even more delicious. Next, add kasuri methi, crushed between your palms to extract maximum flavors. Add the fresh and aromatic garam masala. Add chaat masala to give a chunky taste to paneer tikka in oven. Add besan, which will help in binding all the ingredients and will prevent it from turning runny. Lastly, add the main ingredient that enhances and gives the authentic taste to the recipe which is mustard oil and salt. Mix well our marinade is ready. Once our marinade is ready, add the paneer to the marinade. Gently mix and coat paneer well and leave it for 15 mins, you can also marinate for long time if you wish to. Further, once the paneer has been marinated place them on a greased oven tray and bake at 200c for 30 minutes. Once baked, remove paneer tikka in oven in a plate and you can sprinkle some chaat masala and lemon juice if you wish too. You can serve Punjabi paneer tikka in oven alone or with a platter of tandoori starters along with laccha onions, green chutney and lemon wedges. You can also use it to make delectable snacks like the Paneer Tikka Sub Sandwich or Paneer Tikka Wrap. Make a main course out of it, such as the Paneer Tikka Masala, which can be enjoyed with naan and roti. Use it innovatively to make more dishes like pulaos, sizzlers and kathi rolls. Enjoy paneer tikka in oven recipe | Punjabi paneer tikka in oven | paneer tikka | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
pudina lassi recipe | mint lassi | Indian yogurt mint drink | mint sweet lassi | with 12 amazing images. pudina lassi recipe | mint lassi | Indian yogurt mint drink | mint sweet lassi is a perfectly sweet summer drink which is best served chilled. Learn how to make Indian yogurt mint drink. To make pudina lassi, combine the mint leaves, black salt, sugar and cumin seeds powder in a blender and blend till you get a semi-smooth paste. In a large bowl add the curd and whisk till smooth. Add the prepared paste to the whisked curd and whisk till smooth. Serve the pudina lassi immediately in small individual glasses garnished with mint leaves. Here we give a minty twist to the classic Punjabi lassi. Cool and creamy, this refreshing Indian yogurt mint drink gets even more zesty with the addition of mint. The combination of mint and black salt not only gives the drink a unique taste, but also boosts it health benefits – by improving digestion and inducing a cooling effect. Think mint, and cool is the first word that comes to mind! Indeed, mint is best known for its cooling effect, and is an ideal ingredient to include in summer drinks. This mint sweet lassi with hints of cumin seeds is pleasing to the eye and taste buds both. Choosing the perfect mint leaves is very important for this mint lassi. Look for mint leaves that have firm, unwilted leaves, are vividly deep green in color with no signs of yellowing or browning. Leaves that are smaller in size will be more tender and have a milder flavour. Tips for pudina lassi. 1. Ensure to use thick curds, else the lassi will be too runny. Prefer curd made with buffalo milk over cow’s milk. 2. To make a salty version of pudina lassi, just omit the sugar and add salt to taste instead. Try other drinks using curd like Black Grapes and Curd Smoothie, Ayran, Turkish Yoghurt Drink or Piyush. Enjoy pudina lassi recipe | mint lassi | Indian yogurt mint drink | mint sweet lassi | with step by step images.
 by Tarla Dalal
vada pav recipe | Mumbai style vada pav | batata vada pav | wada pav | with amazing 26 amazing pictures. Mumbai’s very own burger, Mumbai style vada pav. The vada pav recipe is made of a spicy potato filling deep fried in a gram flour batter. Along with a hot and spicy garlic chutney, batata vada pav is served inside a small "Ladi Pav". This indigenous burger-like snack is the quickest and tastiest meal you can have in Mumbai – any time you are hungry, even in the middle of the night! The Vada Pav has become so famous that it is now a popular snack all over the country and features on the menus of Indian restaurants even abroad. Remember to use freshly chopped ginger, garlic and green chillies to get the perfect taste. Vada pav is a famous Mumbai Street Food and a vendor is found selling vada pav on every other Mumbai street and on railway stations. Craving for vada pav and wanting it to be ultra hygienic? There is no better way than making batata vada pav at home as it is definitely hygienic and the ingredients used are also fresh. The procedure to make Mumbai style vada pav is not at all complex but very simple. First, we have started with making the potato filling by pounding the green chillies, ginger and garlic using a mortar and pestle. Further, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida and curry leaves. Add the pounded mixture which will give a unique flavor to our vada pav. Add the potatoes, turmeric powder for the colour and salt and mix well. Remove from the fire and let it cool. Divide and shape into rounds balls and keep aside. Further to cover them, we have made a thick batter using besan, turmeric powder, baking soda and little salt. Next, dip the potato balls in the batter and deep fry until golden brown. Next, to assemble vada pav, take a ladi pav and slit it from the centre, but do not cut fully. These days whole wheat laadi pav are also available in many bakery stores.. If you wish you can make them at home, check out our recipe for whole wheat laadi pav. Next, Spread some sukhi leshun ki chutney on the bottom half of the laadi pav. Place the vada over it and tradional style vada pav is ready. We have also shown the process to assemble Mumbai style vada pav, first spread some meetha chutney on a slit pav. Then spread some teekha chutney over it. Finally spread some sukhi leshun ki chutney over it. Place the vada and press the pav and the Mumbaiya style vada pav is ready to serve. Serve immediately while the vadas are still hot. You can also serve along with some fried green chillies. These days there are many ways to make and serve the vada pav. Some vada pavs are made with an array of chutneys and some of the vada pavs are made with chutneys, topped with onions, mayonnaise and cheese while some vada pavs are served with the besan chura made from left over besan batter along with chutneys. Succulent and spicy potato vadas are sandwiched between fresh pav bread along with dry garlic chutney, to make a delicious snack that tickles the taste buds and satisfies the tummy. I have fond memories of sharing a vada pav with my son while travelling on a business trip to Vapi by train. Although vada pav is a Maharashtrian dish, I was surprised to find it popular even in Gujarat. Another travelling ritual on my frequent drives to Pune is to stop at a small café on the highway to grab a quick vada pav and a steaming hot cup of Masala Tea that chases away all my travel fatigue. Enjoy vada pav recipe | Mumbai style vada pav | batata vada pav | wada pav | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
paneer paratha | punjabi paneer paratha | how to make paneer paratha | with 25 amazing images paneer paratha is a popular Indian paratha made with a stuffing of paneer, coriander and green chillies. This punjabi paneer paratha is a popular Punjabi breakfast. Known as the Indian cheese, paneer is one of the most versatile ingredients available for cooking. Women in Punjab make their own paneer by adding curds or lemon juice to milk thus making it curdle.We highly recommend to make your own paneer at home and use it in paneer paratha and any other paneer snack recipes. This paneer can then be grated or crumbled and combined with a blend of subtle masalas making it an ideal stuffing for a paratha. Make these delicious parathas for your family or guests and watch them disappear in a jiffy. Nothing like topping your paneer paratha with homemade white butter which has a fresh taste you cannot beat. Accompaniments like curd , pickles or chutney is enough to enjoy these punjabi paneer paratha. Paneer Parathas also taste great with Panchratni Dal or Whole Masoor Dal and this combo makes a satiating meal. If you enjoyed this sumptuous stuffed paneer paratha recipe, then check our Punjabi paratha recipe collection to learn other authentic paratha recipes like Aloo Paratha, Mooli Paratha, Gobi Paratha. Enjoypaneer paratha | punjabi paneer paratha | how to make paneer paratha with detailed step by step photos and video below.
puri bhaji | poori bhaji | Maharashtrian style puri with batata bhaji | puri + aloo bhaji recipe | with 28 amazing images. Puri Bhaji is a very popular breakfast or lunch dish in India, and is a one meal dish. Many Indians prefer Puri Bhaji over cereals. Puri is an unleavened deep fried golden brown Indian bread and Bhaji is a potato based dry Indian sabzi. Poori Bhaji is prepared in almost all regions of India, with just mild variations. Puri is made with basic ingredients that are easily available in every Indian household, like whole wheat flour, oil and salt. Dough is kneaded out of the ingredients, rolled and deep fried. Potato Bhaji is a versatile Indian dry subzi. Just as puri, aloo bhaji is also made with basic everyday ingredients like potatoes, onions, curry leaves, green chillies, coriander for freshness and lemon to get the tangy flavor. Bhaji can be served with dosa which makes with Masala Dosa, or you can also stuff the bhaji between 2 breads and make a sandwich out of it. My mother made stuffed idlis with the bhaji and it would taste super delicious. Some people also prefer having aloo bhaji with Chapati or Phulka. You would not miss this puri bhaji in any Indian restaurant breakfast menu. In North India, puri bhaji is must for breakfast and their aloo sabzi is with a tomato based gravy, whereas in Maharashtrian style puri with batata bhaji, the bhaji is dry and served garnished with grated fresh coconut. It is ideal for breakfast because it is easy and quick to make. Kids and adults love piping poori bhaji hot. Puri bhaji is also a popular Indian street food served as street snack. Those who have traveled in Indian railway would have definitely noticed puri bhaji served on railway station platform. When I was in hostel puri bhaji would be on menu once a week for breakfast which would be accompanied by halwa. Classic combo of mildly flavored Dry Indian potato side dish and hot puffy puris can also be served along with condiments like pickle and curd. Some people also prefer Puri Bhaji with laccha onions as accompaniment. Enjoy puri bhaji | poori bhaji | Maharashtrian style puri with batata bhaji with detailed step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
A culinary gem from the streets of Delhi, the Banana Paratha is a delicacy that is much-loved by kids and adults alike. As soon as you read the name Banana Paratha, you would have assumed several things, like say, a paratha with a spicy filling of raw banana! No, this recipe is completely the opposite. It is made with ripe bananas, sweetened with jaggery and laced with cardamom. Further, it is interesting to note that the banana mix is not stuffed into the parathas but worked into the dough itself! Take care when making the dough. Combine the banana mixture and the flour, and add water only on a need basis. Otherwise, you might end up with a loose dough that cannot be rolled easily. Also make sure you cook the parathas with ghee, in order to get a rich and authentic taste. One thing about this recipe is that it must be relished really hot, right off the tava. It is actually quite easy to make, and will be loved by everybody. You can also try other mouth-watering parathas like the Onion, Cheese and Pepper Parathas , and the Palak Paratha .
aloo puri recipe | aloo ki sabzi aur pooori | Punjabi aloo puri | Punjabi aloo sabzi | with 28 amazing images. aloo puri recipe, simple, spicy, piping hot potato curry (aloo sabzi) served with pooris, the Punjabi aloo puri is one of Delhi’s most favourite street foods. The mild crunch of onions, the unmistakable tang of tomatoes, the tongue-tickling flavour and appetizing aroma of spice powders like amchur, garam masala and others, come together beautifully with cubed potatoes, to enthral your taste buds in aloo ki sabzi aur pooori. I love to have this aloo puri recipe for a North Indian style dinner. However, this Punjabi aloo puri is a very popular Punjabi breakfast combination of poori + Punjabi aloo sabzi. This Punjabi aloo puri makes you drool and is totally irresistible, especially on cold winter days! You can also try other all-time favourites like Aloo Palak and Aloo Paratha. Enjoy aloo puri recipe | aloo ki sabzi aur pooori | Punjabi aloo puri | Punjabi aloo sabzi with detailed step by step photos.
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Delhi Street Foods
 on 22 Sep 22 07:40 PM

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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback.
23 Sep 22 01:24 PM
Famous Dishes of Delhi
 on 08 Mar 17 03:59 PM

Yes Delhi is popular for its chaat corners. We stay in Mumbai but we make and enjoy all Delhi chaat at home. Very often we make pudina Lassi, banana parathas, aloo chaat, Golgappe during weekends