Mughals always said Subah-e-Banaras, Shaam-e-Awadh, Shab-e-Malwa - The mornings of Benares, the evenings of Awadh and the nights of Malwa are the most magical.
And guess what, the Mughals were indeed right. Though I can't really testify about Subah-e-Banaras and Shaam-e-Awadh, Shab-e-Malwa is indeed magical. It's not just about just the weather but also about the people and food, especially about the food.
And Sarafa is the Pandora's box for all the Foodies. Be it Joshi's Dahi Bhalla or Saawariya's chats everything is worth the hype. Gadaloo, Saboodana kichdi, Khopra Patties, Bhutte ki Kees are the all-time favorites along with Malpua, Egg Benjo, metha Paan, Indori shikanji and The King of All Street Food: Poha Jalebi. So let's take you on this along on this one of a kind food Street which comes to life only at the night.
We left our home by 8:30 pm in the evening and traveled to the heart of the city that's Rajwada.
From there traversing through the small lanes was quite difficult to reach Sarafa bazaar. This was very early by Indori standards, hence we witnessed the closing up of the Gold shops and setting up of the food stalls.
Since nothing was ready we headed towards the Saawariya chat stall for delicious Sabudana Kichdi and some crunchy citrusy chips.