Street foods from South Asia you can't afford to miss
Street feast in India Photograph: (Twitter)
Here is a list of some delicacies from the region, recommended by social media users, that you must try:
You can also try noodle soup, Thukpa.
Sweet dish made with rice, Phirni, is quite popular here.
Some delicacies worth giving a try are: Jalebi (crisp deep-fried refined flour and yogurt batter spirals dunked in saffron sugar syrup) in sweets, savoury snacks like Chaaat, Golgappas (fried crisps with flavoured water), Chole Bhature (fried bread coupled with spicy chickpea preparation) and Aloo Tikki (spiced, crispy potato patties).
Street food lovers in Pakistan cannot afford to give a miss to 'Kebabs' (grilled and barbecued meat), Nihari (beef or lamb stew cooked slowly for a long period of time) and Biryani, a mixed rice dish.
You can have steamed Afghani dumpling, locally known as Mantu, filled with lamb. The dish is best served with yogurt and kidney beans in a tomato sauce and dried mint.
Bolani, traditional baked or fried flatbread stuffed with vegetables, is also popular among food connoisseurs. You can also feast on Afghani rice while travelling.
- Sri Lanka
Shakam Datshi, a dish prepared with dried beef with red chillies, is also popular for its unique cheesy texture
(Contributed by: Zeba Khan)