It is said that if you want to taste the real flavour of a country you should hit the streets and sample their street food. True to the fact, the wide variation of Indian street food is quite astounding. But, since visiting the streets of India whenever you have a craving for Indian street food might turn out a teeny bit difficult, so the obvious solution is to visit one of those numerous amazing Indian restaurants in Footscray like Gujjus and lose yourself to the explosion of complex yet absolutely delightful flavours.
With the never-ending list of food items on the menu, Indian food may seem a bit daunting at times, so here is a precise guide to a few topmost Indian street foods which you should try first because they are simply too delicious to miss.
Samosas are usually vegetarians (potatoes and peas) but there is also a meat version for the meat lovers. Samosas are created by wrapping up a vegetable stuffing with a dough made from flour and then frying them till crispy. They are triangular in shape and the tasty stuffing is prepared with vegetables, potatoes and peas mixed with chilli and several spices. You can have the samosas along with special green chutney or the sweet tamarind chutney, either way, they taste divine.
Pakoras are basically fritters of chickpea flour stuffed with vegetables. The most popular ones are spinach, onion, eggplant, cauliflower, chillies, and as such. They are taken as a snack, or as an entree at meals. Crispy and flavourful, pakoras are one of the very favourite street foods from India. To enjoy the absolute taste of pakoras, accompany them with a hot steaming cup of Indian Chai (Indian tea brewed with a few spices and milk). Pakoras are easily found in any Indian restaurant in Footscray, so you may just give them a try.
Kachori is a round shaped crispy snack that is filled with an amazing stuffing. You can call it a kind of fried dumpling filled with green soybeans, chickpeas and lentils. Accentuated with a number of spices, this snack is very much enjoyed in Northern India but you lucky ones can enjoy its taste in any of those famous Indian restaurants in Footscray. To enhance its taste, kachoris are mostly served with chilled yogurt and special Indian chutneys.
Now, Pani puri is something which is not only fun to eat but it is also to prepare it. Got confused? Well, the taste of pani puri depends on putting a delicious stuffing, sweet chutney and flavoured tangy water, all inside small crispy round fried discs and then eat it all in one bite. Sounds too much? Trust me, you will just love it! The stuffing is made with a mass of potato, chickpeas and coriander. If you are looking for an authentic place to relish this unique street food, visit one of the Indian restaurants in Footscray.
A snack that originated in the streets of Maharashtra, India, Bhel puri is very healthy and filling. It is a mix of puffed rice, onion, tomatoes, coriander, boiled potatoes, lentils and a pinch of spices and chutneys. It tastes very fresh and crunchy and you would just love sharing it with your friends, sitting in a good Indian restaurant in Footscray. So, don’t forget to give it a try, if you are an admirer of street foods.