Foodies Paradise: Every City Has its Own...
Prakaant
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#1
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Foodies Paradise: Every City Has its Own...

There are two types of people in world – one who loves eating and another who does not love eating. You may call the first type of person – a Foodie. Every city has its own Foodies Paradise. You will find at least one corner in a city/town where foodies frequent to taste the delicacies. The foodies hunt for such corner wherever they go and make a visit to the place as a must-do ritual. Indulging in food at different places is a good experience for them.

This thread is dedicated to these Foodies Paradises and the Foodies of all the cities.

Please post your experiences of these Foodies Paradises here so that this thread could become a reference point for the foodies…

So, let's start our journey to Foodies Paradise...

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Foodies Paradise: Indore: Sarafa Chaupati During Night

Every city has its own Foodies Paradise. But Indore has many…

… First in the lot is about night life of Indore… Sarafa Chaupati at Sarafa Bazaar

Roughly translating, Sarafa is a market where there is horde of shops which deals in ornaments made of gold, silver, diamond, etc. This market is also the same but only up to 8.30 PM.


Rajwada, Indore

Sarafa, located behind Rajwada, a famous landmark of Indore, converts into Foodies Paradise after 8:30 PM and remains open till 2 AM. Yes, you read correct… it remains open till 2 AM… This market is famous for its street food. Every type of delicacies could be found here. You will find such items which generally people eat between lunch and dinner (during evening). Like pani puri, jalebi, gulab jamun, garadu, Pav Bhaji, pizza even dosa and Chinese dishes in Indian style.


People at Sarafa

Sarafa at 1:25 AM:


People at Sarafa at 1:25 AM

The people with their family come here from every corner of the city. Locals from every walk of life of different age group feel proud to bring their visiting relatives to this market. There are several people who visit this market at least once in a month. Even the late comer from the office and their business can visit this market and it becomes a family get together for them.


Gulabjamun


Pani puri


Jumbo size Jalebi (called as Jaleba)

Vehicular traffic is not permitted in this market during night. So the people have to park their vehicles outside the market and in the lanes surrounding the market.


Bhutte ke Kees (Grated Corn) and Garadu (Yam)

Non-foodies also convert to foodies by visiting this market. There are several occasions, the administration puts limitation on this market and ask the shopkeepers to leave the market by 10 PM, but the Indoreans fight it out and again the market is open non restricted. The Sarafa Food market remains open till 2 AM. On Sundays, this market opens at 6 PM as Gold business (barring of few shops) remains closed on the day and remains open till 2 AM. But not necessarily all the sellers remain in the market till that time. If they finish their stuff early, they leave for their home early.

It's a must-visit place in Indore!

Yet to come … Foodies Paradise: Indore: At Different Hours
#3
| Clueless
Lovely. Makes me hungry :)
#4
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Outstanding, Prakaant. As an Indori would say, "Abey Jhaanki!"

Adiyogi
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#5
| Humble Genius
Excellent Prakaant. I went there two decades ago. I suppose 56 dukaan (chhappan dukaan) would be up next ? :)
#6
| Clueless
That is one big-mama-jalebi :D
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Originally posted by: vaibhav_arora View Post

Excellent Prakaant. I went there two decades ago. I suppose 56 dukaan (chhappan dukaan) would be up next ? :)

56 Dukan would come last in the series as it remains open from 8 AM to 11 PM. :D

Originally posted by: nycank View Post

That is one big-mama-jalebi :D
Thank you for coining a new word for the same [praiseyou :laugh: [praiseyou. They cook one at a time. It weighs between 250-300 gms!

This one weighed 250 gms:

#8
| Maha Guru Member
Though the paani in the "puchka" did not look so spicy but the photo itself is one of the best shot of golgappa or puckka that I have seen!

What is the vendor in the last shot selling? Dhokla?

Please add description of the food items photographed!
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Originally posted by: Gametotravel View Post

Though the paani in the "puchka" did not look so spicy but the photo itself is one of the best shot of golgappa or puckka that I have seen!
But it's very tasty... Thank you for appreciating the photo...
What is the vendor in the last shot selling? Dhokla?
No, the yellow item is Bhutte ke Kees (Grated Corn).
Please add description of the food items photographed!

[Blush] Captions Added :)
#10
| Cunning Little Vixen
Prakaant, found this thread just now!!:p

Those Gulab Jamuns are just too tempting! Lovely photographs! Are you from Indore, I could do with some 'Ratlam Sev'. ;)
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Thank you for praising photographs!

Yes, at present I am stationed at Indore!

You will get varieties of sev at Indore! :) I 'll be writing on it also, may be in this thread only!
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More to come, soon!

Thank you everybody for liking this thread!

I never guessed, you would like this thread so much!

Hence, I had not done preparation on it! At present I am working on the next post and very soon you will find next one.

After that, there would be regular posting in this thread!

So, please bear with me till then...
#13
| Maha Guru Member
Great post, Prakaant! It is every foodies' delight to go through your post. I hope, taking cue from you some more "hidden gems" will be unearthed slowly. Just one thing: Long back I had to visit Indore for a bizarre Official engagement. It was very brief trip with loads of jobs. Hence I could not explore Indore properly. However, what struck me most at that time is the availability of various types of "Chanachur" (mixtures?), which I haven't seen anywhere else. Can we have a chapter on this please? Thanks.
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Yes, I have mentioned about the same in my Post #11 and without covering the same, this thread would remain incomplete! :)
#15
| Maha Guru Member
Prakaant, found this thread just now thanks to WWTPT2. Great post and pictures. Sarafa market is really unique, how the street changes her garb in day and in night.