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Vansh Chopra

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Which Indian city has the best chaat?


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Amongst Indian street food, chaat ranks at the top, undoubtedly. The unique amalgamation of sweet, sour, and spicy in chaat makes it stands out from all other Indian dishes and gives Indian cuisine an upper hand in the food game with other nations’ cuisines.

Foodies can give anything for a delicious plate of chaat. Also, this is an ongoing debate amongst foodies about which city serves the best chaat of all. Given below are the ones I have tried and liked so much that I can revisit these cities only to have the chaat served there.

1. Basket Chaat, Lucknow

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The specialty of this chaat is the basket, which is made out of thinly cut potatoes. It mainly consists of potato pieces with thick yogurt, chutneys, and pomegranate at the top.

2. Bhalla Papdi, Punjab

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Although bhalla papdi is common street food in Delhi, it is no match for the one you will get in Punjab. The soft bhallas with crispy papdi is an unmatched combination in itself. To add on it, it is topped with yogurt, green chutney, red chutney, chaat masala, and pomegranate grains. Just one word for it –delectable!

3. Raaj Kachori, Rajasthan

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It is a hollow kachori filled with every chaat ingredient that you can translate to sheer delight. Every spoonful of this chaat is oh-so-yum, that you will take its taste locked up in your heart after savoring it.

4. Sev Puri, Mumbai

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It is mashed potatoes on crispy papdis with sev on top. A delectable chaat from Mumbai, it gives you all the tastes –sweet, sour, spicy, salty, and tangy in just one go.

5. Daulat ki Chaat, Delhi

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It is popular and worth having because it is unique and one of its kind. Given the name of “chaat” don’t mistake it for a spicy-tangy thing. In fact, it tastes sweet and is frothy. More than chaat, it is a dessert made up of milk. It is a must-have if you ever step in the gullies of Chandni Chowk.


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