India in terms of food is diverse. In the last 3 decades, we have seen a great emergence and the rising of street food in India. The street food available in major cities will have a few common delicacies. And the most loved street food is Momos. Momos have become the king of street food from past few decades. But excess intake of momos may result in health issues. So, here is the list of street food you can try instead of momos to keep yourself healthy.
5 street Food to try instead of Momos
- Pani Puri: Panipuri is a common street snack in several regions of the Indian subcontinent. In East India, it is known as Phuchhka while in North India, it is called Golgappa, Crisp semolina puris filled with sprouts and chilled mint flavored water make a great snack for a hot summer afternoon. The best part about Pani Puri is that one can enjoy it without any inhibitions.
- Noodles: Noodles are a staple food in many cultures and are made from unleavened dough which is stretched, extruded, or rolled flat and cut into one of a variety of shapes. Noodles make a quick and easy snack in minutes. Add protein and veggies for a complete and nutritious meal. It can be prepared with different flavors within a few minutes.
- Paav Bhaji: Paav Bhaaji is western Indian in origin. Paav means “a small bun”, while Bhaaji means “vegetable”. Paav Bhaji is so wholesome that you can have it as a meal. Paav Bhaji is a spicy curry of mixed vegetables (bhaji) cooked in a special blend of spices and served with soft bread pav shallow fried in butter.
- Bhel puri: Bhel puri, as we all know is a famous chaat item from the streets all over India. These days, it is easily available in every nook and corner of all towns and cities. The variant of this from Kolkotta is known as Jhalmuri and the variant from Mysore is known as Churmuri. In Tamil Nadu, the Bhel is spiced up and served as Kaara Pori. And the best part of Bhel puri is that it can be customized as per our taste and mood. All you need to do is to keep some mint coriander chutney and some date and tamarind chutney in hand and set out to enjoy this delicious and lip smacking chaat anytime.
- Aloo Tikki: The most popular snack dishes aloo tikki typically served at road-side tracks from stalls in Lucknow and all over India. Aloo tikki is one of the most mouth-watering delicacies within the street food of Uttar Pradesh. The North Indian snack is made of boiled potatoes and various spices served hot along with sauce. The dish vary from city to city with different name and forms like ragda pattice in Mumbai, Aloo chat etc.
Street food is a ready to eat food or drink sold by a vendor in a street or a public place in a food truck for immediate consumption so it can be sometimes unhealthy. So be specific for eating and prefer healthy food.