Haryana is food heaven for all the foodies. Its vast variety of food on the streets represents its vast culture and treasure of traditions. It is the land of the salvation of the souls, the battlefield at Kurukshetra, and the Brahma Sarovar, where millions of people gather to bathe during the solar eclipse to purge their sins. Street food in Haryana surprisingly combine both classic and contemporary taste.
This northern state celebrates the rich, magnificent culture through a variety of delicious dishes served as the best street food in Haryana. People celebrate the street food with pride and exuberance. Its expansive Greenlands eating the field, jiggling springs, the shrill of people enjoying during the festival, the melody of folk songs, the explosion of children diving in the lakes, and the aroma of mouthwatering delicacies are this state’s special identity. So, let’s take a look at the best street food in Haryana.
1. Aloo Puri
Puri Sabzi is one of the most liked dishes in India. Ambala serves the best Puri Sabzi from a different angle. ‘Garg Puri Wale’ shop is popular for serving crunchy Puri that is double fried with a delicious Sabzi. The Sabzi is actually a combination of four vegetables that is unique to this particular shop. They prepare the four vegetables separately and then serve them together. It includes dry aloo, Tari wale aloo, chole, and Kaddoo ki sabzi. You can choose the combination yourself and enjoy aloo puri for breakfast.
Every Indian loves kachori! We are familiar with the regular kachori with the filling of dal or maybe onions. But Haryana decided to do it differently. ‘Pehelwan kachori wale’ serves the best aloo filled kachori. It comes with jeera wale aloo ki sabzi and tamarind chutney. It is something different from all the Kachoris you have ever had in your life. Its tangy and spicy taste is something that will stay with you for a long time.
You read this name and an image appeared in your mind, right? But no, that is not what a regular Balushahi looks like in Haryana. Although it is the same thing, prepared slightly differently. It is more on the sweeter side. People love this delicacy and usually, a local Balushahi shop is bustling with people all time of the day. This is testimony enough of its widespread popularity in Haryana.
4. Motichoor k Laddoo
Yes, I am exactly talking about the Motichoor Ke laddoo, which is every kid’s favorite. People of Haryana swear that ‘Sindhi’ makes them best. This mouth-watering sweet dish just melts in your mouth leaving a pleasant sweet taste. So, the next time you go Ambala you need to stop at the sign ‘Sidhi’s’ at the highway to get Motichoor Ke laddoo.
5. Malai masala chap
When something has both Malai and Masala in the title, how can it not be good? It stands true to its name and does justice to its popularity and fame. It is served with a soft Rulami roti in the streets of Gurugram. You can have it as lunch or dinner and call it a day! The richness of cream and piquancy of masala blends flawlessly to give it its balanced taste.
Now Dosa is not just a thing of the south. North Indians have welcomed it and accepted it as an important part of their street food culture. Any state’s street food is incomplete without Dosa. This dish is served in many ways here. ‘Shivaji Dosa Wala’ is a popular corner for dosa lovers to enjoy with delicious and flavor full chutneys.
7. Dal roti
Haryana managed to make a common meal of Dal Roti a sought after meal. ‘Pandit Ji ka Dhaba’ serves this dish and every day hundreds of people are enjoying it. This is a pure veg place and surprisingly they do not use onion or garlic. Still, it tastes so much better than any lavish meal. It is true indeed, there is great beauty in simplicity.
The best food to enjoy in a rainy season- Pakore! But Haryana is enjoying them every day. ‘Gandhi Ji Ke PakoRe’, established in 1948 serves more than 10 varieties of Pakore. So, don’t wait for the rainy season, just go and enjoy these crunchy fritters. They serve it with two types of Chutneys, mint chutney, and tamarind chutney. Trust me, this lip-smacking combination will be like an explosion of flavors in your mouth.
9. Rohtak ki Revri
It is not a hidden fact that Rohtak is famous for Revri. One who knows this, also knows that ‘Gulab Revri shop’ is the eldest and famous shop for this delicacy. Just not Haryana, their prominence is widespread in many states of India. You might have a franchise of their shop in your area too. But it all started in Rohtak. The flavors are unique, fresh, and awesome. Best enjoyed in winters, this Revri tastes amazing with hot tea.
10. India’s biggest paratha
Maybe you have been living under a rock to not know that ‘Tapasya paratha junction’ serves India’s biggest Paratha. They even have a prize of Rs. 1 lakh for anyone who can finish three extra-large parathas in just fifty minutes. There are two winners, who not only got the prize money but also got free food for a lifetime here. So try your luck! You may not win but you will surely enjoy the delicious paranthas that are jam-packed with vegetables and flavors.
11. Bedmi aloo puri
Bedmi Puri is a bit different from the usual puris. It has a filling of Urad dal and comes with aloo ki sabzi. The combo completes when lassi joins the party. This is a common meal for breakfast in Haryana that is healthy, delicious, and light on the pocket.
12. Tawa Chicken
You must have had Tawa chicken before, right? Well, the street food in Haryana has one in its umbrella that tastes so different than anything you have ever had before. ‘Parkash nonveg corner’ is famous for its Tawa chicken. It is not very spicy, just the right amount of spices with lots of flavors and taste. If you are anywhere near Rohtak, you should not miss this opportunity.
13. Tangdi kabab
You would be certainly surprised to know that Tangdi kebab at ‘Tinku ka Dhaba’ is stuffed with minced chicken. They make it in pure desi ghee, which is touted as their secret ingredient and the secret behind their great taste. Who would have thought that you can stuff the chicken leg piece! This unique and scrumptious dish is served with mint chutney that enhances the taste to another level.
14. Chicken tikka masala
If you are looking for some smokey flavored Chicken tikka masala, Dhaba style in Haryana, ‘Kake da Dhaba’ in Rohtak is the place the go. They serve amazing chicken Tikka masala that is loaded with ghee, butter, oil, spices, and cream. Yes, everything tasty! But you may need to run that extra mile after having it. I am sure, it would be worth it.
15. Gol Gappe
Gol Gappe has to be the show stopper of the list of street food in Haryana. You may ask, how is it any different in Haryana? It indeed is. You can go to any street shop and see at least ten varieties of Gol Gappe. Teekhe, Methe, garlic, mint, Jeera, Imli, and many more. You name it and I am sure, they will have it. Not only this, along with normal Gol Gappe, sooji ke Gol Gappe are also loved here.
India has the most vibrant and tasty street food in the world. This list of fifteen items is proof of that. Have a look at the delicious and tantalizing street food of Mumbai too. Tell me in the comments below which one of these delicious dishes is your favorite!