Indian Street Food
Street food is one of the best ways to experience the real cuisine and in turn culture of any community. The Indian food from makeshift roadside stalls, cart and small establishments such as dhaba represent food people in community enjoy eating regularly not something more elaborate prepared only during special festivities or while entertaining guests.
Indian street food presents huge regional variety with its use of local ingredients to regional spices. For example, in Mumbai (Maharashtra) is famous for its wada pav and pav bhaji are popular, Calcutta (Bengal) for jhal mudi (puffed rice), Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) for its mutton biryani and other southern part of country for vegetarian delicacy such as masala dosa, idli, vada are favorite. There are many street foods such as samosa, chat, pani puri (gol gappas) that are readily available and popular throughout Indian subcontinent. Like any street food there is some concern on hygiene of Indian street food that may discourage people from eating it. If you use common sense and when unsure stick to well heated food, the health risk should be minimal.