India is known for its astounding variety of food. Sweet or salty, spicy or sour, bland or chatpata, it’s all available in this huge country. But there is one dish that stands out in each city, and our cities all take equal pride in their specialities. We pick out some of the big cities in the country along with their respective food specialities.
Mumbai and its Vada Pav
Govinda might have sung of his love for bhelpuri in Coolie No. 1, but in Mumbai,vada pav is the king! Vada pav is a delicious combo of bread with tangy chutney and vada which is eaten on-the-move. This popular Maharashtrian food item is very popular with the college-going masses in Mumbai, This dish even has a short Marathi film dedicated to it, called Mumbaicha Vadapav.
Pune and its Pav Bhaji
Pune loves Pav Bhaji . Here it even has variants like mushroom pav bhaji, paneer pav bhaji, etc. Some of the best places to try it are Juice Bar, East Street, Camp; Samudra, Karve Road, Nal Stop, Supreme Snacks, J.M. Road; Kirti Veg, F.C.Road.
Delhi and its Chole Bhature
Ask any Dilliwala, how they cope with hunger pangs on the move, and they’ll point to this irresistible platter of deliciousness: chole bhature! The best places to try it are Sitaram Diwan Chand in Paharganj, Baba Nagpal Corner in Lajpat Nagar and Chache di Hatti in Kamla Nagar. So channel your inner Abhishek Bachchan in Delhi 6, and taste this delicious dish.
Kolkata and its Maach Bhaat
If you’re a lover of fish, then like Vidya Balan, you need to make Kolkata part of your Kahaani. The city cannot get enough of its staple fish and rice. And the humongous varieties of fish on offer will leave you spellbound. A visit to a Bengali lunch will have you feasting on fish, but if you want to eat out, check out 6, Ballygunge Place in Ballygunge, or Bhojohari Manna.
Chennai and its Chettinadu
Being the hub of South India, Chennai offers authentic south Indian cuisine, including Chettinadu cuisine. Chettinadu cuisine has a reputation for being spicy and aromatic. So hop on the Chennai Express and check out Anjappar, Ponnuswamy and Amma Chettinad for delicious food. What are you waiting for? Ready, Steady, Po!