9 Places in India that are a Foodie’s Paradise

India is as diverse in its food as it is in its languages, culture and regional habits. Here are the 9 places in India to visit if you are a food lover:

1. Kolkata

Kolkata is not only one of the most intellectually rich cities of the country, owing to its historical past, but also the one place where foodies come to gorge on some delectable Bengali street food starting from phuchkas to jhaal muri, from kathi rolls to dahi vada. If the spice gets too much to handle, you can always soothe your palate with famous Bengali sweets like rasogolla, sandesh, and mishit doi (dahi).

2. Delhi

Delhi is the place to be if you are a lover of north Indian food. However, remember that when feasting on Moti Mahal’s butter chicken and the assortment of paranthas from ‘Paranthe wali gali’ at Chandni Chowk, calories should be the last thing on your mind. Don’t miss out on the halwas and jalebis from the sweetmeat shops that this city has.

3. Punjab

When at Punjab, the best gastronomic decision you can make is to eat all your meals in the roadside dhabas that serve greasy but heartwarming food like dal makhani, sarson da saag, palak paneer and more. Gulp it all down with a glass of masala chaas or lassi.

4. Mumbai

You haven’t had authentic vada pao unless you had it in Mumbai. The crab dishes at Mahesh Lunch home and the tikka rolls at Bademiya are must-try food items whereas the Keema Pav served in the Olympia Coffee house is a class apart. You might also want to try the Japanese cuisine at the restaurant Wasabi.

5. Lucknow

Lucknow was the epicenter from which Awadhi cuisine with food items like sheermal, galauti and boti kebabs, kormas and Luknowi biriyani spread out to the other regions of the country. If and when you get bored of the heavy food, you can always turn to the finger-licking tokri chaat.

6. Assam

The simplistic lifestyle of the Assamese people has influenced the kind of local cuisine that it produces. A paradise for people who love momos and thukpa, one of the most overlooked food items of this place is the Malaysian noodle soup of Laksa. Don’t forget to order a plate of chilli chicken and a cup of creamy chai while you are at it.

7. Hyderabad

Just like Kolkata, Hyderabad is one of the cities, which is known far and wide for its delectable street food. The tea lovers go on to pair their Irani chai with a plate of Osmania biscuits whereas the biriyani lovers sample the rich and aromatic rice as soon as they can. You don’t need to look any further than dosas and bread omelette for your evening snack routine.

8. Pondicherry

The history of French colonization ensured that present-day Pondicherry was able to serve the best of traditional and French food items like Salad Niçoise, steak-frites, coq au vin, and crêpes.

9. Gujarat

One of the most underestimated food destinations of the country, the food at Gujarat is flavor-packed and delicious. Once you have dhokla and khadvi, you will be forced to change your opinion that fried food tastes better than steamed food.

Now that you know all the places in India that are food paradises, you can go ahead and start saving money for some much-awaited trips!

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