The golgappa vendor can be seen serving a diverse array of this street food delight in his own unique style.
Indian street food has definitely earned a reputation across the globe. Our roadside platters are on the wishlist of many food enthusiasts, and rightly so! Even the mention of street food in India reminds us of the myriad flavours it has to offer, especially when it comes to chaat. From aloo chaat to crispy papdi chaat, a host of spices, herbs and chutneys make for irresistibly delicious chaat varieties.
I’ve grown up in the heart of Delhi and we had a number of options around to binge on - from Purani Dilli specials to the chaats near the UPSC building. But I loved grogging on the golgappas at Odeon Sweets in Gole Market. It was a 10-minute walk from where I lived and no trip to the local market was complete without a round of golgappas at this eatery.
In a recent video that is going viral on the internet, one such golgappa stall in Nagpur is attracting a lot of foodies. The twist here is that the vendor doesn’t offer just one classic variety of golgappas to his customers. Instead, he is serving as many as 30 varieties! In a video shared by food blogger Amar Sirohi, on his Instagram handle ‘Foodie_Incarnate’, the golgappa vendor can be seen serving a diverse array of this street food delight in his own unique style. He has different vessels at his shop, each with different flavours and he is seen dishing out a unique one each time while serving the blogger. Take a look:
He starts with a regular gol gappa, then moves on to a garlic-tadka golgappa, which is sure to tingle your taste buds. He follows it by a cool Kashmiri flavour, and a special Monalisa variety. After this comes a golgappa with some secret flavours that he asks the blogger not to reveal. Sirohi, however, lets out that the golgappas he serves come with a hot stuffing.
Just like the quirky golgappas, even their names are pretty unique. For instance, the vendor also serves a ‘Jaadi Ki Jhappi Munnabhai MBBS’ golgappa, inspired by the movie of the same name. There is also a ‘Shantabai’ flavour, which has mint or pudina in it. One of the most popular flavours is the ‘Bhalle Mie Bhalla, Dahi Bhalla’ variety that comes stuffed with curd (dahi) and topped with coriander and pomegranate seeds. But it’s the hot and spicy ‘Nagpuri Tadka’ flavour that hit the blogger, as it had a burst of fiery spices and herbs.
30 golgappas cost about Rs 125 at the now famous Harsh Panipuri Centre in Nagpur. And according to the blogger, this is a one-of-its-kind experience. The video already has over 305k views and hundreds of comments, most of which were about how interesting and unique the concept sounds.
What do you think about these unique gol gappas? Let us know.