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Jigyasha Prasad Jan 09 2015

Meals for under 50 rupees in India.

Kanika Nevatia Jan 09 2015
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No matter where you travel in India, you are sure to get some hearty meals for under Rs 50 that satisfy both your appetite and palate. Here are some meals you must try:

Rajma Chawal

A well known staple in the state of Punjab, a spicy combination of a kidney bean curry and steamed or jeera rice, you can get a piping hot plate for about Rs 20-30. The ideal lunch meal on a budget, this one simply can't be missed!

Rajma Chawal (by Ankur's)


If you are in Mumbai, Bangalore or the city of Chennai, you will find street side hawkers selling piping hot, crispy dosas with creamy coconut chutney at very pocket-friendly rates.

Dosa (by cell105)

Vada Pav

Travelling to the city of Mumbai? Make sure you make a stop at one of the vada pav stalls selling this mouthwatering delicacy for anything between Rs 7 to 15. The vada pav is essentially a potato fritter and spicy masala sandwiched between a bun. If one isn't enough to make a meal, go ahead and have two!

Vada Pav (by Deepeshmd)

Chola Bhatura/ Kulcha

If you are exploring the streets of Delhi, you should definitely try Delhi’s favourite street food--spicy chickpea curry served with fluffy bhaturas or kulchas. Priced at around Rs 40 a plate, this is a delicious and filling meal.

Chola Bhatura (by Edsel L)


One of the well known meals for under Rs 50, a Tibetan noodle soup, Thukpa is a very popular dish in the north-Eastern states of India. If you are planning a trip to the state of Assam or Arunachal Pradesh, make sure to try a portion.

Thukpa (by notnarayan)


No matter where you travel to in India, you will find stalls selling delicious bread-omelette. This not only makes for a hearty breakfast, but is a satisfying meal at any time of the day. If you happen to visit the city of Indore, do try the “egg banjo”, which consists of an omelette sandwiched between a special type of bun.

Bread-omelette (by stu_spivack)


A north-Indian favourite, be it plain or stuffed with potatoes, paneer or cauliflower, this Indian flatbread is not only a breakfast favourite in India, but also a dish savoured round the clock. Easily available for under INR 50, parathas taste best with a dollop of butter, some tangy pickle and some cold curd.

Paratha (by Miansari66)

Instant Noodles

Who said instant noodles are just snack? These instant noodles are the perfect meal on a cold winter’s day. If you’re travelling to any north Indian hill station such as the city of Manali, you are bound to come across numerous stalls selling different varieties of yummy noodles, from cheese-flavoured to masala one.

Maggi (by Etti)

Pav Bhaji

This Maharashtrian treat comprises a spicy mashed vegetable preparation with generous helping of butter, garnished with finely chopped onions, coriander and a squeeze of lemon. It is served with steaming hot buns smeared with butter. Easily available for under INR 50, one portion is never enough!

Pav Bhaji (by Harsh Agarwal)

Litti Chokha

There is no way you can visit the city of Patna and leave without trying a portion of litti chokha. The dish comprises baked wheat or sattu balls dipped in ghee and served with a portion of spiced potato and aubergine curry. A plate of hot litti chokha costs only about Rs 50.

Litti Chokha (by Sauravanuraj)

These are just some of the delicious Indian meals for under 50 rupees. In fact, you can take a state tour on trains and check out different towns and cities to explore the popular street food and local cuisine around there. For example, if you are in Chandigarh during your tour of Punjab, you can take a Chandigarh to Amritsar train and likewise to travel cheap and fast, while you enjoy a great variety of Punjabi food.

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deepak sing Jan 09 2015
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Kadhi Kachori or Pyaaz Kachori will cost you around 15-20. Its one of the best breakfast one can have in North India !!
deepak sing Jan 09 2015
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ji hmara bharat mahan!!
Chinmaya Bhat Jan 10 2015
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u have missed many items like Idly, Vada, Upma, Pongal, Kesari Bhath, Rava Idly, Ragi Mudde, Shavige Bhath, Banana Buns, Akki Roti, Jowar Roti, Ragi Roti etc. all this u can Try this delicacies in Karnataka...
Mani David Nov 18 2015
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