Read first blog in this series of three blogs on Indore food.
Still More Street Food Yearning? Visit Sarafa Bazar: As the day settles down, shops close down, people retire back to their home, one place buzzes with all those myriad food stalls. I am talking about the Sarafa Bazar. A jeweller market by the day turns foodie delight by the night. Food stalls are set up in front of the closed shutters.
Again like Chappan Dukaan this place serves variety of food ranging from Chaat, South Indian to even Chinese. All this, spread across a small alley in the old town of Indore. But the amount of people swarming this place is enormous. It’s like bees swarming to a hive! And I guess it apt too. Because apart from all that mentioned above you find many stalls selling sweets made in pure desi ghee.
An alert, it might just give you diabetes looking at them. Well my food tasting here began with Aloo Tikki Chaat and Butte ka Kiss. Aloo Tikki was amazing. The Tikki fried to an awesome level of crispiness together with the various spices and some garadu made it tantalizing. Garadu like I said is deep fried yam, gives you a feeling of fried paneer. And you find plenty stalls selling exclusively just Garadu. Butte ka kiss is basically mashed corn garnished with some masala and coconut. Again it was a nice combination.
A place you have to visit when in Sarafa is Joshi Dahibada House. This shop is among the permanent food shops here. We tried Dahibada and Mirch Bada. Dahi Bada was excellent again. Nothing new though, just traditional Dahi Bada made with perfection. To be honest I was scared before I ordered for Mirch Bada. But to my amazement it wasn’t spicy at all but really tasty. It’s chilli coated in gram flour. Together this indulgence costed us around Rs.60.
Since we were already here, so why leave a chance to Vijay Chaat House We had kulfi this time. Well let’s just say they make better chaat and sweet.
We of course tasted just a handful of range of street food that Indore offers. There are many more options for a discerning foodie, both at Chappan Dukan and Sarafa Bazar.
We have certainly reserved a space in our stomach and on this blog space to cover more of mouthwatering Indori street food, as and when first opportunity strikes. Keep watching. In our next and final blog on Indore food in the current series, we will cover two restaurants that you must consider on your "to eat at" list in Indore.
This blog is written by Anishka. She is a graphic designer/visualizer by profession. She takes a keen interest in travel, nature photography and she is a diehard foodie.