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HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

Lifestyle

National Street Food Festival brings 300 recipes under one roof
Mahim Gupta, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 17, 2013
First Published: 19:30 IST(17/12/2013)
Last Updated: 19:34 IST(17/12/2013)
Tajuddin Kebabi of Tajuddin & Bros Kebab and Tikka which was founded by Mohammed Zaheeruddin in 1970 sells Boti Kebab (Buffalo meat) for Rs 5 per piece, Seekh Kebab (Buffalo meat) for Rs 5 per piece, Chicken Tikka for Rs 30 per piece.

Keep your date with aroma, taste, flavour and variety at the three-day National Street Food Festival, beginning in the Capital on December 20. With more than 100 food stalls and over 300 recipes from 20 states, there will be more than plenty even for the most
die-hard gourmets. With an entry ticket of `30 and dishes ranging between `10 and `150, the fest is going to appeal to your taste buds without leaving a hole in your pocket.

The state with the most exorbitant menu will be our very own Delhi. Owing to the state’s diversity, on the Capital’s platter would be food originating from all around the country. It includes 22 different stalls and will boast of dishes like butter chicken and rumali roti, tawa seekh kebab, malai chaap, soyabeen chaap, tawa roti and korma, palak pulao, varietes of parathas and naan, spring rolls, fish pakora, chhole bhature, bhelpuri, batatapuri, golgappe, moong daal chilla, dahi papri, and paneer ka tikka.

This is the third edition of the festival being organised by the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI). It is not just food, there would be several other activities at the fiesta including cultural programmes and competitions.

Talking about the fest Sangeeta Singh, head of street food program at NASVI, tells us, “Organising such a huge street food festival is in itself a unique and soul searching exercise. The festival would prove to be a myth breaker. It will dispel the misconception that street food is not hygienic and healthy. The food vendors would show how much fresh, hygienic and nutritious their food is. The festival will prove that street food vendors play a wonderful role in an urban setting and they just need support of authorities to avail infrastructure facilities, such as delivery of safe drinking water and proper sanitation.”

Catch it here
What: National Street Food Festival
When: December 20 to 22
Timings: 12pm to 10pm
Entry: `30
Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pragati Vihar
Nearest Metro Station: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on the Violet Line


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