Savor The Flavors Of The Best Indian Food Ever
India is steeped in rich history, culture and of course the best Indian food. It’s almost automatic when you think of India, you think of food. Street food is popular all around the globe, whether it’s a delicious hot dog or a freshly baked pretzel. However, in India, street food is truly a way of life and you will see it in the plethora of delectable offerings. Indian cuisine is simple yet fascinatingly exotic. So, savor the flavors, no matter if you are at a flea market, a mall, a restaurant or at a street stall. No outing will be complete without some butter chicken, or some vada pavs or bhel puris.
Akuri on Toast
If you love scrambled eggs, then this a treat for you. Rated as on the greatest of Parsi dishes, every family has their own unique way of whipping up this hearty breakfast meal. While the variations of ingredients are sometimes raucously debated, Akuri is typically made by scrambling eggs with onions, tomatoes, raw mangoes (when in season), red chili powder, green chilies and finished with fresh coriander. Some add milk, jeera (cumin) powder, curry leaves and even ginger and garlic paste. Many swear by the Akuri on toast at Jimmy Boy located at 11 Bank Street, Vikas Building, Off Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai.
Butter Chicken can be found in many countries but you must try it in its most authentic form. This decadent, popular dish’s roots can be traced to the days of the Mughals when calorie counting didn’t exist. Butter chicken is a must order dish when Indian families go out for dinner. It’s made from generous chunks of chicken that is marinated overnight in yogurt, spices, lime juice, and ginger and garlic paste. Then, it is grilled or pan-fried to perfection. After that, a deliciously rich sauce made with butter, tomato puree, cumin, garam masala and fresh cream is poured over it. It’s best eaten with Indian breads like rotis, naans or parathas. While it's available at every kind of eatery, the butter chicken at Punjab Grill is to die for. It’s at located Level 3, Palladium Mall, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel.
This is the tastiest “cutlet in a bun” you’ll find in the vast food world of India. It’s the favorite on-the-go snack that satiates millions everyday. The vada pav recipe is difficult to duplicate because each stall owner has his own secret recipe and ingredients. In general, vada pav is a combination of boiled potatoes mashed with fresh coriander, green chilies, a touch of ginger and occasionally garlic. It's then formed into palm-sized balls, dipped in chickpea flour batter and deep-fried till golden brown. Then it’s stuffed into a pav (bun), which has been slathered with a layer of spicy green chutney and a fiery red garlic crush. Best eaten when it’s fresh and hot. It's a crime to eat vada pav anywhere else but on the street. So, try Ashok Satam's Stall, on the Flora Fountain side of the Central Telegraph Office (CTO), Fort, Mumbai.
Probably one of the most commonly sold chaat (savory snack) on the streets of India, every bhel walla will have his own distinct blend and a sizeable fan following. The ingredients are usually puffed rice, papadi (small crisp deep fried flour puris), sev (long, thin, spiced strands of deep fried gram flour) onions, potatoes, raw mango and sweet and sour chutney. These ingredients remain the same at every stall, but the proportions in which they are thrown together on the street side that makes the difference. Bhel puri is available almost everywhere. The stalls at Chowpatty and Juhu beaches draw throngs of die-hard fans. But if you want a bhel puri with ambience, try it at Sea Lounge, Taj Mahal Hotel, Apollo Bunder.
To end your best Indian food journey, you are going to need something sweet. Falooda is a rich drink that is an adaptation of a Persian dessert that was brought to India by the Mughals. It’s an indulgent mix of vermicelli, milk, almonds, pistachios, a dash of rose syrup and the most important ingredient sabza (basil seeds). It doesn’t stop there as the Falooda is then finished with two scoops of ice cream. It’s rosy, refreshing and a great pick-me-up on a hot day. Try Badshah at 152/156 LT Marg, Opp. Crawford Market because they are reputed for their Falooda.
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