One of the most interesting aspects of any place we go is the local flavors. When making our travel plans with family or friends, we look at the “special” food the place has to offer. Given India’s immense cultural and linguistic diversity, there is never enough time to try all the great flavors in all the great places. We treat ourselves to the most popular dishes in the region. Apart from these, there is the world of street flavors that carries the real essence of the place. Industrialist Sert Goenka took to Twitter to share some of his favorite street food, and the ensuing controversy left us very hungry.
When industrialist Sert Goenka said that his favorite street food came from Kolkata, Jhalmuri and Ghugni immediately came to mind. Other suggestions were Phuchka, also known as Golgappe, Gupchup, Pani Puri in many parts of the country, and Alur (aloo) Dom, another excellent Bengali specialty. She shared pictures of each of these items that can undoubtedly make us wildly hungry at any time of the day. Take a look:
My favorite street food (chaat) is from Kolkata – ghugni, muri, phuchka and alur dom.
Which city are your favourites? (with pictures please) pic.twitter.com/SdtAnyNuAJ— Tough Goenka (@hvgoenka) September 3, 2021
Jhalmuri It is a mixture of spices and puffed rice tossed with onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, peanuts and green peppers. ghugni It is a mildly spicy and supremely delicious dish of peas cooked with onions, tomatoes and some spices. If you want, you can turn this ghugni into chaat by adding mashed potatoes tikki and some sauce. puchka They are crunchy sooji-atta balls filled with spicy mashed potatoes and tangy tamarind juice. You can also add spicy peas for the filling. There are basically two types hello dum Recipe based on the use of onions and garlic in Bengal: “Amish [Non-Vegetarian]” and “Niramish [Vegetarian]”.
Many said they agreed with Mr. Goenka, the 63-year-old head of RPG Group, about his view on street food in Kolkata.
Another user said he’s also a “chaat-and-pani puri addict” and hailed the mouthwatering snacks he included in his tweet.
Wow sir!! Mouth Watering Snacks !!I am a Chaat & Pani Puri Addict!! Might be a day when you can throw a Chaat Party for your fans.????— Jaishree Misra (@top_gun55) September 3, 2021
A third user urged the industrialist to try Varanasi’s street food and he will “forget Kolkata”.
Sir, you must taste Banarasi chat, golgappe, Ghughni and chena ka genius-vada in winter, you will forget Kolkata….— vijay singh (@vijaysingh0104) September 3, 2021
From couples at the Victoria Memorial to college-going teenagers to friends and occasional executives gathering at “adda” in the evening – life in Kolkata is incomplete without street food. Do you join?
Later, by the Twitter thread Hard Goenka It has been a healthy discussion about India’s street food. Users across the country joined in discussing the country’s street-style flavors. Many other Twitter users also shared pictures and names of their favorite street food from around the country. The captivating sights were enough to make our mouths water and instantly want some Chaat. Take a look:
My favorite street food is from Maharashtra, especially Mumbai. Vada Pav (hopoli), Misal Pav (hopoli), Ragda Pattice and Masala Pav. (both Mumbai) pic.twitter.com/GTYYS4vlOq— Dinesh Joshi (@officeofdnj) September 3, 2021
I ❤️ Drink. Our famous 56 stores recently received the cleanest Street food award. Sarafa Bazar is especially famous for its street food. It opens from 8 pm to 2 pm. Great taste of Indore.
Welcome to Indore, sir. ????????? pic.twitter.com/pEAWhXZaw7— DR VISHAL JAIN (@VISHALJAINSAHEB) September 4, 2021
Hyderabadi Irani (onion) samosa
aloo toast chaat
Punugulu – a kind of pastry
Mirchi Bhajji / Bhajia / Mirchi vada
Hyderabadi Shikampuri kabab
?????????I want to go to Hyderabad!! pic.twitter.com/mJjBnn99nv– Arpana M (@m_arpana) September 3, 2021
What is your favorite street food of all time? Let us know in the comments below.