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Street Food in Varanasi – VEGETARIAN CHAAT HEAVEN + HOLY Indian Street Food in Benares, India!

Street Food in Varanasi - VEGETARIAN CHAAT HEAVEN + HOLY Indian Street Food in Benares, India!



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Welcome to VARANASI, the holiest city in INDIA and a treasure trove of DELICIOUS Indian STREET FOOD. In this episode we will be introducing vegetarian food only!

We start our day down at the ghat along the Ganges River for an early morning boat ride. We get to see the incredible shore line, worshippers dipping into the river, and the sunrise! Make sure to agree on a price prior to your ride! (250 INR for 1 hour).

Breakfast time! We headed into the ancient city to find a stall selling Varanasi style kachori (22 INR) and jalebi (350 INR/kg). Served with chana masala and in a chaotic alleyway, this was the perfect way to start the day! Next, we searched for a special winter dish known as Malaiyo (30 INR). This is a Varanasi delicacy! Malaiyo is made of milk foam flavoured with cardamom and saffron, and is topped with almonds and pistachios. It’s so light and fluffy, it almost has the texture of shaving cream!

Another Benares specialty is lassi, so we went to a stall serving some unique and beautiful lassi. We ordered 3 kinds: apple, pomegranate & banana and papaya (90 INR each). Each had a different look and taste! The Varanasi lassi is much sweeter than the others we have tried, in Amritsar and Delhi.

We were quite full and decided to head back down to the ghat to take a rest near the peaceful water. Later in the day, we ventured back into the ancient city to visit a chaat shop (which are small Indian snacks). We ordered 3 different chaats: tomato chaat, puffed rice chaat, and a spinach fritter chaat (35 INR each). All were very unique in flavour and made FRESH!

Just down the street from the chat stall, is a man serving hot buffalo milk! We ordered 3 kinds: regular hot milk (10 INR), top cream (35 INR) and sweet rabri (45). Buffalo milk is rich in nutrients and is perfect on a winter day in Varanasi. The difference is in the way he prepares the milk. The top cream comes from the thick layer created after boiling the buffalo milk. It is really light yet delicious. The rabri comes from reducing the buffalo milk until it’s very thick and adding sugar! 1 ingredient with much different textures and flavours! Have you ever tried buffalo milk?

Address & Restaurant info:

1 – Panchkot Ghat
Ghats of Varanasi, Shivala, Varanasi

2 – The Ram Bhandar
C.K. 15/29 Katra Ratanlal, Thatheri Bazar, Govindpura, Varanasi

3 – Shreeji Sweets (SEASONAL)
K 26, 17, Choukhamba, Ghasi Tola, Varanasi

4 – Blue Lassi Shop
CK 12/1 Kunj Gali, Kachaudi Gali, Near Rajbandhu, Govindpura, Varanasi

5 – Kashi Chaat Bhandar
D.37/49 Godowlia Road, Girja Ghar Chauraha, Badadev, Godowlia, Varanasi

6 – Buffalo Milk Shop
Next to Hotel PN Ganga
D.37/56, Badadev, Opp.Girjaghar Petrol Pump, Varanasi

We hope you enjoyed this episode, make sure to subscribe because we have one more Varanasi street food episode coming soon! Let us know what you thought looked the most delicious, and tell us about your trip to Varanasi (Banaras)! After India, we will be posting our INDONESIAN STREET FOOD series. Stay tuned for food from West Sumatra, Java, and Yogyakarta!

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Hi we’re Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson, food lovers and world travellers! We make videos about local, authentic and unique foods from across the globe. We particularly like to sample street food across Asia. We are based in Taiwan where we frequent the best Taiwanese street food stops and create travel content to make finding food in Taiwan easier for YOU! Although we are based in Taiwan we travel the majority of the year around the world in search of the best food. We’ve filmed in Japan, China, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Turkey, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, The Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Greece, Sri Lanka, Canada and the list is still growing! Our mission is to create content that is entertaining, informative, honest and fun! We love what we do and we are always grateful for your support! Thank you and see you on the next episode!

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Luke Martin on February 23, 2020

Episode 7/8 from our India series! One more from Varanasi coming soon before INDONESIA! What do you think the best looking food in this India series so far has been?! Let me know down below – and follow us here : https://www.instagram.com/chopsticktravel & https://www.facebook.com/chopsticktravel

Aakash Aakaash on January 2, 2022

When you put the ashes in Ganga then, then you will be free from incarnations and attend the supreme lord (Lord Vishnu-the keeper of universe) for forever… That is the ultimate Hinduism spiritual goal … That is called Moksha …Thank you

edwin aqui on January 2, 2022

disgusting, dirty, filthy city

edwin aqui on January 2, 2022

disgusting, dirty, filthy city

edwin aqui on January 2, 2022

disgusting, dirty, filthy city

Krishna Prasad on January 3, 2022

Thanks for your interesting video,I am in India but still I have not seen this city.thanks

vijay Kumar on January 4, 2022

Varanasi ancient and amazing city

Shameena Tabasum on January 4, 2022

I appreciate that you have prounced malai better than people of varanasi

chandrashekhar yadav on January 4, 2022

i love india i hope u will come back in vanasari now it is more butyful N clean 🥰

king_has_no_cloths kul on January 7, 2022

veggie paradise folks! but still less masala in piligrimage areas( no onions and garlic?) but move bit away in up it gets really hot n spicey and all that jazz.

Pawan Singh on January 9, 2022

Now the wires are not visible in old city area

Bheemireddy Purushottam on January 9, 2022

That first item, that foamy ice cream has a very deep significance bro. It was made by Goddess Parvathi to express her love for Lord Shiva. That was the first real ice cream ever invented. She was trying to explain the heart of a lady to The Man Himself. Malay! It’s made only in winter for 2 months. As you mentioned “ the dew”, imagine trying something edible out of dew. That’s one of the sweetest things, I ever witnessed religiously or charmingly exotic.

Purbamegh Chatterjee on January 9, 2022

Chak de India

Nishi joshi on January 10, 2022

I love how people like our Indian culture, food, and sites so proud to be born in Varanasi.

Arnab Sen on January 10, 2022

It's all about mahadev god owns land 🙏🙏

Nitin Chhikara on January 10, 2022

90rs for lassi is way too high…..that kulhad looks so small

Kundan Kumar on January 11, 2022

Varanasi is really a holy city.. But I notice some goon try to humiliate her 13:25!!??

S Shavikumar on January 11, 2022

Hai bro welcome India I am from India I see all u r vedio I like u

nature and world on January 12, 2022

Martin brother now come again to Varanasi and see how it has improved

Mridul Roy on January 12, 2022

You should definitely visit kashi vishwanath temple now, updated newly reconstructed temple.

Chaitanya M on January 13, 2022

👌

Manoj on January 15, 2022

Wonderful ! When did you record this vedio ? You need to be there again in 1 year

anju ashmara on January 15, 2022

Am Vegetarian foodies.

Khushi Batra on January 15, 2022

Incredible India 🇮🇳

Foul Camel on January 15, 2022

Tastly food,dirty as hell

Jagatpal Parteti on January 16, 2022

Waranashi

spirit on January 16, 2022

Varanasi is one of the disgusting and overrated city. the streets are ugly and dusty, how can someone eat from there

Prashant Garg on January 16, 2022

Swaad Official is also there.. Absolutely loved it..

Express Nigga on January 17, 2022

Just after a month of shooting the video, lockdown was announced. I watch this video often to remind myself of what life used to be like before this 'chan'-demic.

B G on January 18, 2022

Oh no It's Yummy food

Sanjeevkumar Singh on January 19, 2022

It's near 5000 years old city

Dr Bean on January 21, 2022

I can eat that melayo 10 times a day,, but it's only available in Varanasi.

Hamsa Kolkkattil on January 24, 2022

HAi

Syed Akbar on January 25, 2022

24:22 Big cultural lesson (in India utensils are NEVER shared) !

road 2 sohna on January 26, 2022

Dhabas in Varanasi are very authentic. It's less of oil and masala as you may find in Delhi and around but their recipes do the job. I fell head over heels for a eggplant+spinach dish from a dhaba and ended up having it daily during my 3 day trip.

lugar tan on January 27, 2022

beware of codung

Akshay Chaturvedi on January 27, 2022

Greetings
from India
You both love Holy
place of our Hindus 6:36
& Foods thanks both of you very
much 🙏.sun called us suriye
dev for our Hindus.🙏
Indian food good for digestion
My favourite childhood dessert
Gaurav wasan with you awesome

Raj Srivastava on January 30, 2022

Our apologies🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 for ghat incident i know there is some kind of problem with your friend something was really odd there at 13:35 so sorry india loves you luke,❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anuradha Saikia on January 31, 2022

You should visit Chachi ki Dukan for breakfast in Lanka, varanasi

Pratham Kumar on February 2, 2022

Thanks for Visiting India 🔥♥️. You guys were so rocking in Varanasi. Try different places in India too.

CRYPTO TECHNOLOGY on February 4, 2022

Swad official

Hemanghi Mandal on February 4, 2022

🇮🇳🇮🇳😍😍

Gayathri Nagendran on February 5, 2022

Nice to see you enjoying our INDIAN food, in the abode of SIVA.

Star Dust on February 5, 2022

6:35
What a beautiful love song 🥰😍🙏

sweeti404 on February 7, 2022

Another one like for Gaurav 👍

XpandMind on February 7, 2022

It's time to make a directory of Indian or Asian vegetarian food, dishes and chats.

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