Street Food Alert: 10 Must-Have Dishes In Dehradun
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Dehradun, the state capital of Uttarakhand, is noted for its culture and history. This tourist hotspot, immortalised by novelist Ruskin Bond in several of his books, has grown even more popular in recent years as the connection has increased.

Local food carts may be found all over the place and serve a valuable service for those who are visiting on a budget or on a tight schedule. Good food, conveniently accessible on the go, will provide insight into what keeps the residents in this metropolis going. If you're visiting the city, we bring you our list of the best street food in Dehradun to get a taste of the city's cuisine.

Bread pakora

Bread pakora has become increasingly popular across the country in recent years. It's a vegetarian sandwich dipped in batter and deep-fried until golden, served hot with chutney, and it's a popular grab-and-go snack for Dehradun inhabitants and visitors.

Chhole puri

What could be more satisfying than a steaming bowl of chhole with crunchy puris? This spicy chickpea gravy, also known as chhole, is a popular street food dish that may be eaten for a quick meal.

Paneer samosa

This deep-fried food appears to exist in every state, city, and even neighbourhood, and Dehradun is no exception. The flaky pastry of the samosa, which is frequently loaded with spicy potato, is a joy for hungry travellers.


No one can resist a delicious pakoda straight from the kadhai with chutney. The basic pakoda is just about everything dipped in a gram flour batter and deep-fried until crisp and golden. There are so many varieties to pick from.

Falooda kulfi

Falooda with kulfi, India's counterpart to the ice cream sundae, is a popular summertime treat across the subcontinent, particularly in the north. This milkshake with rose syrup, kalonji seeds, vermicelli, and wonderful Indian ice cream, or kulfi, has to be the most popular cold dish here.

Tandoori momos

The momo, which is usually steamed or fried, is a popular snack found all across Dehradun, particularly near busy street corners, where it caters to passers-by looking for a quick bite.


The momo has traditionally been a favourite roadside snack in and around the city. These tasty dumplings are made with a variety of ingredients, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian, wrapped in a thin sheet of dough, steamed or fried, and served with a spicy dipping sauce.


Dehradun’s proximity to China is most likely the explanation for the many influences and parallels in food and culture between the two. Chowmein, a tasty stir-fried Chinese noodle dish with fresh, crisp veggies and slivers of meat, is a regular sight on street carts around the country.

Bun tikki

The bun tikki, Dehradun's own dabeli or vadapav, is exactly what it says it is: a tikki or patty cooked with potato and channa dal, spiced with masala, served in a lightly toasted bun with tamarind chutney and other condiments.


South Indian cuisine is popular throughout the country, not only in the south. Even in Dehradun, tiny Udipi carts providing vegetarian fast food by the roadside have become widespread.