What makes Indore the Food Paradise?

Indore is not only about its monuments, forts and temples. What makes Indore special is the local food specific only to Indore. Indore has something in store for every foodie. Be it sweets or ‘namkeen’ or ‘chaat’ or Mughlai food, there is something for all your taste buds. ‘Sarafa Bazaar’ and ‘Chappan Bhog chowk’ are the must visit places for every food lover out there.

Here is a list of my personal favourite foods from Indore:

  1. Poha-Jalebi

Poha is thick flattened rice and is prepared in Indore with onions and fennel seeds. Jalebi is a spiral shaped sweet made from gram flour. The saltiness of Poha and the sweetness of Jalebi make a perfect combination.


  1. Bina Tala Samosa

Samosa is a fried snack filled with potato. Instead of fried, the Indore version is baked making it a healthier and tastier version.


  1. Kulfi Falooda

Kulfi is a sweet similar to ice-cream and falooda is a milk preparation with tukmariya (bloated basil seeds) and vermicelli. It provides a wonderful blend of textures.


  1. Dahi vadas

Vadas are made from different flours. It is savory and fried. These vadas are dunked in dahi (yogurt) and eaten with tamarind and chilly chatney.


  1. Kachori

Kachoris are round dough balls stuffed with a combination of potatoes, lentils, peas and eaten with chutneys.


  1. Maawa Baati

It is a large Gulab Jamun filled with dried fruits, cardamom, saffron, etc. Gulab Jamun is a sweet made from milk solids and fried in Ghee.

mawa baati

  1. Garadu

Garadu is a root. Pieces of Garadu are fried like potato chips. These taste awesome with lemon juice and freshly chopped coriander.


  1. Indori Namkeen

Namkeen are salty snacks. These include lentils, sev made from different flours, etc. These can be found with a plethora of masalas including mint, tomato, lemon, etc.


  1. Alu Tikki

These are made from mashed potatoes mixed with chilies, ginger juice, lemon juice and salt and sugar. They are shallow fried and eaten with chutneys or added to chaats.


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