The diamond city, ‘Surat’ is not only famous for its diamonds and silks, but also, for the mouth watering street food options it offers to its inhabitants and tourists. The variety of food is such that it is capable of astonishing one and all. One of the amazing fact about the street food of Surat is that a single dish is served in different forms to give a twist. To give readers the joy of food, here is a platter of the street food that you must not miss if you are in Surat.
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This is the staple food of Gujaratis and Surat being the heart of Gujarat is no different. It is served here with green and meethi chutney. This dish tastes sweet and salty and give a treat to taste buds.
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Locho happens to be the first love of each and every Surati. This steam boiled food item that is served with chutney and a garnishing of sev happens to be the staple evening food for youngsters as well as adults. The taste blends in such a manner in the mouth that it creates a magical moment.
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The Ponk Vadas are the winter snacks which add flavor to the winters of Surat. Surat serves the best ponk vadas in the entire territory of Gujarat. If you happen to be there in Surat during the winters and you miss out on the ponk vadas then you may surely consider yourself as a sinner. Ponk vadas are served with green chutney and spicy sev.
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Undhiyu happens to be the regional dish of Gujarat, which is mostly served during the kite festival that is celebrated here. This dish is beautifully prepared as an amalgamation of the various vegetables with a dose of spices and dry fruits. Once you put undhiyu inside your mouth you simply forget everything.
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You can find sev usal in each and every corner of Surat and is a popular dish amongst the youngsters. The dry peas and a paste of garlic are used for preparing the curry which is totally spicy. So if spicy is on your mind, sev usal must be on your tongue.
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A street food snack that is good for health is here. Patra, which is prepared using the colcocasia leaves along with a perfect mixture of spices and gram flour is a yummy snack which makes the tummy full without causing a hole in your pocket.
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Dabeli, which is a form of vadapav is loved by all, age being no bar. Daebli is a pav stuffed with a spicy mixture of mashed potatoes, spices and groundnuts. It is served with a meethi chutney that is made using tamarind and dates. A single bite of dabeli is enough to trigger the magic in the mouth.
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Fenugreek and gram flour are used in the preparation of gota which happens to be one of the famous street food item here. The crunchy gota is so yummy that you simply can’t stop at one bite of it. You will always want more and more.
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Khamani has channa dal as its prime ingredient. When you will taste this dish, you can experience a horizon of different ingredients such as ginger, garlic, sugar and chillies. In short, this dish gives you a taste of everything and that’s why it is a taste bud tickling dish.
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Khichu is a spicy dough which is used mainly in the preparation of papad. This snack is served with achar methi masala to give the people the delicious spicy taste.