That drama called streetfood

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After much thinking, some unnecessary, I figure it's worth having a thread that shows not just the food that qualifies as street food* but the whole set-up.
Street food vendors in India display remarkable skill in preparation, most have ingeniously designed vehicles, stalls or utensils that can surprise you if you look closely. I've had some opportunity lately to photograph a few such ''outlets''.

Vegetable juice vendor in Delhi is nearly hidden behind the stack of carrots. Juices all vegetables that you see and omits only the flowers (those are for decoration, he said).
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This roll maker doesnt use any tongs for the roti that he cooks on the griddle first without and then with oil. He looks like a DJ just spinning the roti by hand (also in delhi). [Also cant spell]
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A much more evolved (for India) mobile vendor - food truck. This one does dosa and to avoid any confusion where that comes from brands himself ''Chennai express''
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Smile

Scrumptious and mouth-watering dosa,my appetite already stimulated

I want more
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That drama called streetfood



A vendor on the streets of agartala selling pithe patishapta,or steamed rice flour and coconut dumplings/wraps.

The steaming,stuffing everything is going on under open air
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Few more, all from Delhi NCR area -

At Ludhiana Chicken Soup, giant teakettles for pouring tomato soup. Chicken and tomato soup are priced at par.
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This chaiwalla has an incredible setting for his shop - atop an open, dry storm drain. The 'table' for his earthen teacups is made of ready to use cement blocks. The cooking stove is called a 'sigri' - it's fired with coals and wood from the side opening. These barely fired teacups are kulhar - and are used only once.
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Probably the most intricate cart design I've seen lately, a man selling egg preparations. This three wheeler incorporates two gas stoves, two cylinders, a lockable cash-box, steering wheel and a headlight for driving at night!
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I don't know if this photograph qualifies.
we have heard of multi-cuisine joints but this takes the cake! From depositing your foot wear, to all types of thalis, to juices, to whatever.
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Interesting thread.
It would be nice to know if the chef in Old Dilli, Prem Singh, is still performing his trick, dipping his hands in the boiling oil; it would make a medical miracle if this is true.


Hands In Boiling Oil: Indian Chef Fries Fish With Bare Hands DIPPING his hands into a vat of boiling fat to pluck out fried fish, this street chef is taking his profession to the extreme. Prem Singh, 65, has become famed in the backstreets of Old Delhi for his unique ability. He regularly plucks fried fish from the vat - which is heated up to 200 degree celsius - using his bare hands. But incredibly, the veteran fryer says he has never suffered any burns, blisters or ill effects.
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Srinigar Kashmir end of Eid

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Kalipong West Bengal

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and many more
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Originally Posted by surya2015 View Post Hands In Boiling Oil: Indian Chef Fries Fish With Bare Hands DIPPING his hands into a vat of boiling fat to pluck out fried fish, ... ... ... He regularly plucks fried fish from the vat - which is heated up to 200 degree celsius - using his bare hands. But incredibly, the veteran fryer says he has never suffered any burns, blisters or ill effects.
I have heard of people in the catering trade being able to stand much higher than for-the-rest-of-us-normal temperatures on their hands, eg taking stuff out of ovens. I heard of confectionery guys putting their hands in boiling sugar, which is very, very hot. It's all anecdotal, but, yes... I heard of it.

One would think that there are physical limits and simply, temperatures at which skin burns
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Originally Posted by dcamrass1 View Post Srinigar Kashmir end of Eid



Kalipong West Bengal


and many more
Nice pics.

Not being mean, just making it easy for future searches.

Srinagar and Kalimpong.
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Originally Posted by Govindpuri View Post Nice pics.

Not being mean, just making it easy for future searches.

Srinagar and Kalimpong.
Should have checked first.
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Does this qualify as street food
(checked the spelling this time, think I am O.K.)
No matter where you are in India some of the food Is the same
Orissa, Malkangiri. Market day
Puri & Pakora freshly made and not to forget the Jalebi (on the left of the lady

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Nagaland, market between Kigwema and Jakhama, tasty Pakoras and Jalebis

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Sometimes it's the water in the golgappa that does the killing /
sometimes it's the golgappa-walla's stare.

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