When you start to travel the world, you get to enjoy all new different types of food. But if you’ve never been to a particular country it can be hard to know what to try. In this post, we’ll look at popular Indian snacks, so this would be perfect if you have ever thought about the amazing food options that Indian cuisines have? If not don’t worry, now is your time to give a thought to it since the world has already acknowledged the amazing flavors of India.
Whether you talk about the north-Indian fulfilling dishes or south-Indian mouth-watering food combinations, everything tastes beyond brilliance. For the foodies who are unfamiliar with tongue-tickling Indian snacks, we bring you a perfectly curated selection of popular Indian snacks that you’ve got to try before you die.
Popular Indian Snacks that You Should be Trying Right Away!
The first one we have on our list is Chole Bhature. It is less of a snack and more of an Indian food affair to Indians. Chole is spicy flavored chickpeas gravy that is loaded with a plethora of Indian spices while on the other hand, Bhatura is a round fluffy bread that is eaten with chickpeas gravy. The perfectly balanced taste will leave you speechless and want you to have it more often. It is a perfect Sunday breakfast for north-Indians as after having one whole plate of Chole Bhature you cannot help yourself but sleep.
Aloo Tikki Chaat
Aloo Tikki is a sweet-savory snack that is devoured wholeheartedly by desi foodies. You can have simple Aloo Tikki or choose to drool yourself with the curd, tamarind, and coriander chutneys (sauces) garnished generously with chaat masala, sev, and coriander. The serving of freshly made Tikki feels like a tasty ride that couldn’t get any better.
Dahi Bhalla has secured third place in the list because of its higher favorability. People who’ve tasted Dahi Bhalla Chaat of Delhi have a soft corner for this snack already because of the astounding taste & texture that melts in your mouth. It is not only one of the most popular Indian snacks but the yummiest thing to have on a bad day. The savory taste of Dahi Bhalla is worth some additional calories that you’ll be gaining. If you ever get a chance to visit Delhi, it is a must to try Dahi Bhalla Chaat from street vendors of Chandni Chownk since they serve the best Dahi Bhalla Chaat.
Pav Bhaji is a spicy street food that has its origin in Maharashtra. It is a serving of vegetable curry with a fresh bun famously known as pav. The soft bun and vegetable curry with an amazing mix of spices unravel a heavenly eating experience. The bhaji (vegetable curry) is not only delicious but also highly nutritious as it is prepared from a lot of vegetables such as cauliflower, peas, potatoes, onions, carrots, and of course tomato. People seeking out an appetizing experience on the streets of Bombay should get their hands on Pav Bhaji already.
If you’ve ever watched Bombay’s life in Bollywood, one thing that you must have spotted is ‘Vada Pav.’ There are zillions of memes on the obsession of Mumbai folks with Vada Pav. It is basically a bun stuffed with vada made from mashed potatoes offered with deep-fried green chilly. If you are really curious to enjoy the ‘aamchi Mumbai vibe, get yourself a vada pav and cutting chai and enjoy while gazing at the scenic beaches of Mumbai.
Kachori is a Rajasthani snack made from all-purpose flour. It is a flaky and deep-fried bread often devoured with Indian tea. To relish this delicious bite you don’t have to go all over to Rajasthan but you can enjoy it at any Indian restaurant or street. There is quite a variety of the same but the most favorable one is ‘Moong Dal Kachori’ that is prepared from urad dal and other spices that make it taste like a legit snack that serves all your cravings.
Kebab is the most famous snack from the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. It is mainly minced meat grilled in a tandoor that tastes similar to heaven in your mouth. Kebabs have a delusional history of origin in India but fast forward to today, they’re served across the nation. Vegetarians don’t need to lose their heart as culinary enthusiasts have got something for veg eaters too with veg kebabs.
Who hasn’t heard about this one already? Well, tandoori or grilled chicken is prepared by grilling the chicken that is marinated in yogurt and spices. It is grilled in a ‘tandoor’ which is basically an Indian griller made of clay that evokes the authentic taste of the dish. There’s not even a single day when non-vegetarian would not think about the appetizing taste of Tandoori Chicken.
Masala Papad is a snack that is also a great starter in Indian weddings. It is a deep-friend and crisp snack topped with onions and other veggies. It’s so light that you won’t ever get enough of it. The nice cracking sound of the snack is fun to hear. There isn’t much to say about papad but you can summarise it by saying it is overall a great snack to munch on.
So, finally, we’re at the end of the popular Indian snacks list. We hope you enjoyed your read as much we enjoyed curating the list for you. Do try all these snacks on your visit to India and add to your food enthusiast’s experiences.