Food has always been like a religion when it comes to Indore and Indories are true devotees of taste. Being the city of foodies, people of Indore are particularly acceptable about their choices of food. And for that very reason, food-trends keep on changing rapidly and perhaps have changed to a veritable context. From traditional meals to global cuisines; from long cooked meals to instant - ready food, from fresh fruit juices to coffees & shakes and an endless list rolls down when we make a count.
Indore can undoubtedly be quoted as the food hub of India.
The city that is famous for its food. Whenever you get to hear - Poha, Jalebi, Kachori don’t tell us that you don’t think of Indore and smile.
If food is on your mind and Bhiyaao on your tongue, then I bet you are an Indori.
I came from a small town Maheshwar for under graduation in SRGPGPI Indore. In these three years, I have explored many food places of Indore. Let me introduce to some famous indori food and famous places where it is easily available at any time...
(1) *Indori Poha* -
The first thing that a person sees when they reach Indore is Poha. Be it the airport, railway station, or bus stand, these Poha stalls rule Indore like it's the only legacy left.
It is little sweet in taste and they garnish it quite well. It’s garnished with plain onion, Long sev and Boondi Sev. Boondi Sev is one of the specialities of Indore food. If you visit Indore eating a Poha is like a ritual. You eat that anyway.
(2) *Indori namkeen* -
The Indian name for salties, namkeens are a favorite of the people of India. Among the best street food in Indore, the Indori namkeen is different from the others available across the country.
The Indori namkeen is crispier and richer in its flavours. Available in a variety of versions, the namkeen of the city is a speciality that tourists love to take back home.
(3) *Indori kachori* -
if you have eaten a Kachori from any other part of India and brag that you have eaten the ‘best’, you need to rephrase that sentence you just uttered. Indori Kachori is the best you’re gonna have. Period.
We have that certain Indori taste swag and if you are going to add up ‘Indore’ or ‘Indori’ to any food dish, it is automatically going to make it a lot more tasty and yummy. Indori Kachori has just the right blend of spices and is soft from the inner crust while hard from outside that provides it with an ideal layering and its eaters an ideal eatery. ( THE KARKARA EFFECT)
Well, there is many more Indori food that you can taste.....
*Let me now introduce you to some famous food places in our Indore city*
If we are talking about food places in Indore so we can say that indori food is available everywhere you go into the city. Little shops named "thela" which can provide Indori chatpata food easily at a lower cost.
But if we are talking about food hub...these are the two most famous places you visit must.
(1) *sarafa bajar*
Sarafa Bazaar is a jewellery market and night street food court located in central Indore, India. Sarafa is the only market in India which remains as a jewellery marketplace at daytime and converts itself into a street food court at night. The market consists of two sub-markets namely Bada Sarafa Bazaar and Chhota Sarafa Bazaar. Indore's Sarafa Bazaar is a popular tourist place because of its cuisine and night lifestyle.
It might not be wrong to label Indore as the street food capital of Madhya Pradesh. And within Indore, perhaps the most vibrantly memorable street food experience would be the fabled Sarafa Bazar – the old jewellers’ market near Rajwada palace, a crumbling remnant of the Holkar dynasty.
No one is quite sure of the origin of this bazaar. However, the legend goes that it began 100 years ago and was encouraged by the jewellery owners, so that hustle-bustle late into the night would secure their own stores at night. With this in mind, they voluntarily started offering space to food vendors and thus, the famous food street Sarafa Bazar was born. Today this late-night market which is among the best places to eat in Indore, receives nearly 3,000 visitors, locals and tourists alike.
Perhaps the fact that the market transforms itself from a serious jewellery haven to a not-so-serious foodies paradise at 8 PM has something to do with its charm. But it isn’t difficult to understand why food enthusiasts of all ages and sizes throng Sarafa, eating their way through irresistible sweets, chatpati chats and unique Indori dishes such as bhutte ki kees.
(2) *chappan 56 dukan* -
Chappan Dukan (56 Shops) is a must-visit place for all foodies where you can find all street food, namkeens (Indian snacks), and other food/noon-food items.
This street is famous for delicious & cheap snacks and sweets of Indore.
Right from 6:00 AM every day when the Indore's ubiquitous breakfast Pohaa is served at various shops, till late in the evenings (around 10:00 PM).
This market is abuzz with a huge variety of items - you can have many types of snacks, chaat, sweets, foods, hotdog (banjos), momos, and hot & cold drinks such as coffees, teas, milkshakes, juices, etc., all at one place.
Three of the famous Indian sweets makers of Indore - Agrawal Sweets, Madhuram Sweets, and Gangaur Sweets - have their big outlets here.
The mornings and days are business-as-usual, and evenings are happening and colourful as when youngsters, singles, couples, and families keep hopping from one food joint to the other, savouring their favourite foods.
Then, for the enjoyment of kids, there are various options including pony-rides, camel-rides, small swings, balloon shooting, etc., which keep changing from time to time.
You might wonder why has this place been named as Chappan Dukan, which literally means 56 shops Originally when the market started, there were actually 56 shops here and thus the name. However, as time passed by, some of the retailers sold their shops to the ones next-door, who wanted to make their shops bigger. Even today, if you count the number of pillars between the shops, you'll actually see that there are exactly 56 shops.hit the theatres on August 30, 2019.