Overview for Street Foods of India
This is a unique collection of recipes of a very special cuisine which is part and parcel of India's food culture. Street food truly represents the country's unity in diversity. India is famous for its street foods. This type of cuisine is distinct from other types of food available in more sophisticated establishments or even in Indian homes. It is generally simple, tasty, and very affordable. The origin of this type of food can be traced to food stalls in the fairs and weekly markets held in small towns and villages of India. Slowly but surely it found its way to the larger towns and cities and was modified to suit urban palates. The appeal of street food is universal. It is a great leveler, and counts among its adherents people of all ages and classes. The appetizing aroma and sounds of pakoris, bhajias, samosas, dahi baras, seekh kebabs being cooked and prepared is tantalizing and irresistible for passers by. The ingredients used are affordable and easily available. People from different parts of India and abroad will find the simple, step-by-step dishes in this no-frills book easy to prepare. This is a 'must buy' book for not only lovers of street food, but also for those who have 'resisted' such temptations so far.
Vimla Mukerji (Author)
VIMLA MUKERJI taught in convent schools in Calcutta and Delhi. She held a senior position in the international school, Delhi, for 22 years