The Brahmaputra market is one of the oldest markets in Noida. After sundown, this place transforms into a gastronomic paradise pervaded with food items varying from kathi rolls and momos to chaats and chicken biryani. So in this episode of our Delhi NCR food series, we are visiting this famous market along with our host Sanyukta Nath who is a gourmet and a local to sample some lip-smacking street fare
Our first stop was an old South Indian joint named Lakshmi Coffee House. It is a quaint restaurant serving popular and authentic South Indian fare. We ordered a paper dosa. True to its name, the dosa was pleasantly crisp and hearty.
The second stop was the popular Evergreen Chaat shop. We tried one of their bestselling chaats i.e. the Papdi Chaat. This zesty thing matched all the criteria(components, tastes, and textures) of a good Chaat. However, it was this unique touch of spiced peanuts topping that gave it an extra edge.
Then we headed to Bombay Bhel Puri for a tempting plate of Dahi Puri that Sankyukta had been eulogizing about all through. The super pretty crisp hollow puris loaded with a delightfully sweet, savoury, and tangy mixture was simply sensational. If you are a chaat lover then definitely give this place a try.
While moving towards our next destination, we chanced upon this stall named Lucknowi Zaika. Here we had the most delicious Veg Kebab that was quite similar to a well-done Galauti kebab in taste, texture, and flavour. This humble delicacy made with lentils, soya nuggets mince, and raw banana was indeed a revelation.
In no time the weather turned bad and it began to rain. But neither did it dampen the spirit of the vendors nor ours. Thankfully in some time the rain stopped and the evening food market began to emerge slowly.
As soon as the rain stopped and the activity at the food zone resumed, we were tempted to try a plate of piping hot Chicken Biryani from one of the vendors. The biryani was served with a spoonful of Chicken korma and some Chaat masala. It had a fun taste with the chicken being moist and tender.
Finally, we arrived at Al Kaif Shawarma stall to have Chicken Shawarma Roll. It was a no-fuss Lebanese-style wrap that was tightly stuffed with a juicy, tender, and optimally spicy grilled minced chicken. We enjoyed this soft and filling combo.
Next was the turn of an Afghani-style Chicken Shawarma roll at a cart with the same name. The wrap comprising of a soft, thick, and fluffy bread stuffed with charcoal-grilled shredded chicken, vegetable juliennes, seasonings, and dollops of mayonnaise was simply irresistible. We highly recommend this place to all Shawarma addicts.
Our penultimate stop was Amar Momos. Their Chicken Tandoori Momos were smoky and spicy, buttery, creamy, and very flavoursome. The chutneys were brilliant as well.
It was time to wrap up the food tour and so we decided to call it off with a pan. For this, we went to try a meetha paan from the very popular Nitesh Paan shop in the market.
In spite of the weather playing spoilsport, this culinary trail across the Brahmaputra market in Noida was truly fun and gratifying. No wonder as Sanyukta had rightly convinced us, the marketplace is a street food haven that has some delectable gems whose brilliance you can’t escape. We are truly grateful to her for her assistance.