Having street food in India is fun. Street treats are very popular among the people of all classes either local, visitors, or foreign tourist. Indore, popularly known as Mini Mumbai boasts of delectable local snacks, sweets and savory that is unique to its cities. Indore has a cosmopolitan feel because of the Marwaris and Maharashtrians who have made this city their home. Big thanks to such communities which make the day of thousands of people by providing them with the mouthwatering food. So, the very first thing that strikes in our mind when we think of delectable food in Indore is the one and the only one Sarafa bazaar.
During the mornings, Sarafa Bazar’s jewelry market has the crowd of those people who are fond of jewelry. But by the evening, the picture is different. The lanes turn into a hangout for foodies. It has a lot to offer for the gastronomically inclined! Today, when most of Indore is asleep, this late night market gets nearly 3000 visitors. So, now it’s time to explore the Sarafa bazaar street food in Indore.
It is a breakfast dish in the city of Indore which is the marriage of two unlikely partners. Poha is a famous recipe from Maharashtra. And jalebi is of the Arabic origins. It is light, mild and served with the spicy crunchy missal.
Sabudana is a common fast food and the sole provider of carbohydrates on a day of pious abstinence in most Indore homes. It is also considered as one of the most popular street foods available in Sarafa Bazaar. It is made into a delicious khichdi when mixed with spices and seasoning. There are various places where you can take this khichdi. But no one can compete for the Sabudana Khichdi of Om Prakash Vyas of Saawariyan Seth. He has his own style of making this yummy dish. This eatery was started by his father in the year 1983. And today, he serves 40-50 kg of sabudana khichdi in a day. Originally from Maharashtra, this dish has gained huge popularity in Indore, a fact corroborated by the number of vendors serving it in the city.
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The melt-in-your-mouth dish is a seasonal specialty made from corn. The corn is boiled with milk and coconut. It is mashed well and then it is lightly spiced with fennel, cumin powder and dried mango powder. It is served with fresh coriander, grated coconut, and the lemon juice. Though it is available at multiple roadside stalls, it is best had at Joshi’s.
You must try these recipes for sure. You will never forget the unparallel experience of this place. Sarafa has located about 2.5 km from Indore GPO and can be easily reached from Rajwada Palace by cab, car, two-wheeler or rickshaw. However, parking is difficult given that the bazaar is located in narrow lanes.
Take the time to chat up with the food stall owners to get an insight into the history of their stalls. Know their secret ingredients and celebrated recipes.