My Banaras Trip: A Food Lover’s Guide to Varanasi

A Food Lover’s Guide to Varanasi - Banaras Trip
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My recent trip to Varanasi, was not just a spiritual journey but also a gastronomic experience. The city is known for its delicious street food, and I was excited to try as many dishes as I could.

The first dish that I tried was chaat, a popular street food that is made with a combination of potatoes, chickpeas, and various chutneys and spices. The chaat I had was served on a crispy fried pastry and was bursting with flavor. The combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors was amazing, and I found myself craving more.

Another dish that I tried was gol gappa, also known as pani puri. These small, crispy balls are filled with a mixture of potatoes, chickpeas, and tamarind water. The tangy and spicy water, combined with the crispy pastry, made for a delicious and refreshing snack.

I also had the opportunity to try kachori, a type of fried pastry that is filled with a mixture of lentils and spices. The kachori that I had was served with a side of yogurt and tamarind chutney, which added a tangy and creamy contrast to the spicy filling.

One of the best things about the street food in Varanasi is the variety of flavors and textures that are available. From the crispy and tangy gol gappa to the creamy and spicy kachori, there was a dish to suit every taste.

In addition to the street food, I also had the opportunity to try some traditional Indian dishes at a local restaurant. One of the dishes that I particularly enjoyed was biryani, a type of rice dish that is made with a variety of spices and meat or vegetables. The biryani that I had was made with chicken and was bursting with flavor.

I also had the opportunity to try dosa, a type of pancake that is made from fermented rice and lentils. The dosa was served with a variety of chutneys and sambar, a type of lentil stew. The combination of flavors and textures was amazing, and I found myself wanting more.

In conclusion, my Banaras trip was not just a spiritual journey but also a gastronomic experience. The city is known for its delicious street food, and I was excited to try as many dishes as I could. From chaat to gol gappa, kachori and traditional Indian dishes, the city has a dish to suit every taste. The variety of flavors and textures that are available in the street food, and the traditional Indian dishes were amazing. I would highly recommend a visit to Varanasi to anyone who is interested in experiencing the rich flavors and taste of India.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column]
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