1. Pani Puri
Call it panipuri, pani ke bataashe, phuchka, golgappe, gup chup or by any other name, the fact remains that it is one of the most sought after street food in India. ‘Nuf said.
2. Chat and Bhel
The list is endless: Bhel puri, dahi bhalle, aloo chat, samosa chat and what not.
3. Kolkata Rolls
Kathi Rolls are from the street food mecca of India, Kolkata. Egg roll, chicken roll, paneer roll and their double and triple variants. Yummm…
Poha (flattened rice) or beaten rice is known my different names across India viz. Atukulu in Telegu, Aval in Tamil and Malayalam, Chinde in Bengal, Bihar, Chira in Assamese, Avalakki in Kannada to name a few.
5. Mirchi Pakoda
Mirchi Pakodais a very popular street snack in India. Particularly in Southern India.
6. Food taken with Pav
You can’t miss these tasty food from street vendors serving Wada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Misal Pav and Dabeli.
7. Kanda Bhaji
No one in Maharashtra is a stranger to Kanda Bhaji (Onion Pakora). Tastes better with red chilli chutney and taak. (As shown in the image below)
8. Samosa and Kachori
Samosa is a fried pastry with a savoury filling that consists of spiced potatoes, peas, lentils, onions etc. There are non-veg variants too.
Kachoris are mostly stuffed with dal or spiced onions. There’s a sweet version of it too.
A type of dumpling, which is native to Nepal, is extremely popular in the Northeastern regions of India. Today, the momo fever has spread to every corner of India.
A fermented crepe made from rice batter and black lentils, Dosa is one of the most popular snack in India. There are numerous variants viz. cut dosa, set dosa, rawa dosa, paper dosa, masala dosaand other combinations.
11. Maggi Noodles
We wanted to write a description for Maggi too, but then 2 minutes were over.
12. Anda (Egg) Bhurji
Stop confusing Anda Bhurji with scrambled eggs. Egg Bhurji is way better.
13. Aama Vadai/Masala Vadai (Spiced Lentil)
Masala Vadai is a great tea time snack. Just imagine sipping your favorite hot beverage with vadai on a rainy monsoon afternoon, while reading your favorite author.
14. Chana Jor Garam
A mouthwatering Indian street snack made out of black gram. Perfect biting for an evening get-together.
15. Aloo Tikki
Aloo Tikki (cutlet) is made from boiled potatoes, spiced and fried, with a semi-crispy outer crust. Delicious!
Circular shaped deep-fried wheat flour soaked in sugar syrup. Served either hot or cold.
17. Fruit Plate
Ok, this is the only street food your gym instructor will let you have.
18. ‘Indian Chinese’
If you’ve never tasted authentic Chinese in a good restaurant, you’ve been living a lie. There’s nothing Chinese about the Chinese food found at numerous Chinese Fast Food Street Joints in India, but still it tastes good.
19. Mini Pizzas
Why pay exorbitant rates at International Pizza Outlets when you can enjoy tasty mini pizzas at the next street corner?
20. Bread Pulav, Bread Pakora
Bread Pulav is an innovative variation to the traditional rice based vegetable pulav recipe. Bread pakora is a favorite tea time snack.
21. Buddhi ke baal and Gola
Interesting fact is that few people know that Buddhi ke baal actually has a name: Cotton candy. Ice Golas are crushed ice flavored with edible colors. Almost everyone shows off their colored tongue after having a gola.
22. Besan Chilla (Lentil Crepe)
Also known as puda or vegetarian omelet, Besan Chilla is prepared with gram flour. It is a versatile and healthy snack.
Sliced spiced meat cooked on a skewer. Served with chutney or pita bread. Divine!
24. Vazhakkai Bajji (Banana fritters)
A favorite teatime snack, banana fritters are prepared with raw banana coated with gram flour and deep fried.
25. Akki rotti (Rice Pancake)
Prepared from the dough made from rice flour mixed with chopped vegetables, Rice pancake is an item that can be found all over India.
What is your favorite street food? Which one did I miss?