Bareilly Ke Baazar Mein? Ditch Aloo Puri & Try Swal Aloo, The Ultimate Breakfast Delight

by Tooba Shaikh
Bareilly Ke Baazar Mein? Ditch Aloo Puri & Try Swal Aloo, The Ultimate Breakfast Delight

The Bareilly region of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is famous for a lot of things. One of the things it is famous for is what is known as the Swal Aloo. It is a delicious dish most typically consumed as a breakfast item made from the universally favourite vegetable, potatoes! And its taste will make you forget aloo puri! Here is all you need to know about this street food item popular in this town!

Bareilly’s Swal Aloo, A Street Food & Breakfast Item

This particular dish is extremely underrated outside of Bareilly and more people need to know about what they’re missing out on. It essentially consists of spiced potatoes paired with papdis made from maida.

The papdis are typically triangular in shape. It has been a popular street food in the Bareilly region of Uttar Pradesh for a long time. Consumed as a breakfast dish, it can be found at local stalls in the streets of Bareilly.

Another popular accompaniment to this dish is Dahi Jalebi. The combination may sound odd to many but rest assured, it is an extremely sought-after dish. Swal Aloo with Dahi Jalebi are the two most iconic dishes in the city. People come from far and wide to enjoy these.

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Where In Bareilly Should You Relish It

There are many places in Bareilly where you can gorge on swal aloo. But one stands out amongst others. This is a local eatery in Biharipur Dhal called Puranpur Sweets. It has been selling this exquisite delicacy for more than 50 years.

Since then, the taste has remained unchanged. Patrons love coming to this eatery because they are met with familiar faces and consistent flavour. The prices may have fluctuated, but that is owing to the inflation that the country has experienced in the past 50 years.

It is run by Ramesh Kumar whose father worked as a confectioner at the sweet shop. So if you’re in Bareilly, be sure to pay this shop a visit and try their yummy swal aloo.

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Have you ever tried this delicious food street food and breakfast item? Let us know in the comments below!

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