A guide to the delicious street treats of Indore worth trying


Indore is not just a famous tourist spot but also a huge food hub. The street food, in particular, is very popular across the country. In fact, most of the recipes of the variety of dishes that are sold are derived from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. But surprisingly, over the years, the city has managed to earn a reputation for itself as the food capital of Madhya Pradesh. So, to make the work easier for you, I took the onus of listing down the best street foods of Indore that you must try without fail!

Poha Jalebi

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There’s not a single person in India who’s not aware of this legendary combination, exclusively found only in Indore. Take a stroll in and around the city and all that you’ll find is the little joints serving warm and mildly-spiced poha with crispy and sweet jalebi. The locals here prefer to have it for breakfast. The best eatery serving poha jalebi is the Young Tarang shop, near Chappan Dukan.

Dahi Vada

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Again, among many other dishes, Dahi vada, too, is a highly sought-after street food that is available in almost every nook and corner. This delicacy is made of plain yoghurt, garnished with a mix of tangy and spicy masalas, all poured on spongy vadas. You can most commonly find this dish on the streets of Sarafa Bazaar. If you want to have the tastiest Dahi vadas, head to the Joshi Dahi Bada House.

Bhutte Ka Kees

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This is an Indori special dish which is served hot and mostly only during winters. Fresh sweet corn is grated, subtly cooked, and garnished with coriander, curry leaves, and coconut powder. To give a tangy taste, lemon juice is added from the top. This dish, too, can be easily found in the area of Sarafa Bazaar.

Khatta Samosa

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Samosa is a commonly consumed dish found all across India, but the real twist lies in the version prepared in Indore. As the name suggests, the samosas prepared here are loaded with spices and tanginess. But if you are intolerant to anything extra tangy, don’t worry because this dish is served with a spicy and sweet chutney that rightly balances the flavours. One of the most scrumptious Khatta samosas can be found in Sarafa Bazaar at the Swadisht Samosa Corner.

Sabudana Khichdi

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In many other cities, Sabudana Khichdi may not necessarily be street food, but in Indore, it’s a signature breakfast item. What makes the khichdi special here is the way it’s served with fresh and spicy namkeen and a hint of lemon juice for freshness. Plus, instead of adding powdered groundnuts, they are kept as is after the roasting process, which helps in attaining that crunchy texture. Yummy Subudana Khichdi can be found at Saawariya Chaat House.

Salivating already? Plan a trip to Indore soon and find your way to any of these street foods serving corners!


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