Indian Recipes

India is celebrated for its vast culinary variety and richness, with street food occupying a cherished position among locals and tourists. Below is a compilation of some of the most iconic street food items from India:

Pani Puri (Golgappa): Crispy spheres filled with flavoured water, tamarind, potatoes and chickpeas.

Bhel Puri: A crunchy and spicy snack made from puffed rice, fresh vegetables and a mix of tamarind and coriander sauces.

Vada Pav: A popular dish in Mumbai, consisting of a vada (potato patty) served on soft bread with spicy sauces.

Samosas: Fried triangular patties filled with potatoes, peas and spices, served with sweet or spicy chutney.

Dahi Puri: Crispy spheres filled with yoghurt, tamarind chutney, and spices, similar to Pani Puri, but emphasizing the creaminess of yoghurt.

Aloo Tikki: Fried potato patties served hot with various chutneys and yoghurt.

Pav Bhaji: A spicy mix of vegetables in a thick sauce served with toasted bread, butter and a wedge of lemon.

Chole Bhature: A combination of chole (spicy chickpea curry) and bhature (fluffy fried bread), very popular in North India.

Kathi Rolls: Paratha (Indian bread) wraps with meat kebabs, vegetables or paneer, and spices.

Masala Dosa: A pancake made from batter from fermented rice and lentils, stuffed with a spicy mixture of potatoes and served with sambar and chutney.

Momos: Tibetan-influenced steamed meatballs filled with meat or vegetables and spicy sauce.

Jalebi: Crispy balls or spirals of dough fried and soaked in sugar syrup, served warm.

Kachori: Fried flatbreads filled with peas, lentils or potatoes, served with chutney.

Paniyaram: Fried or steamed balls made of dosa or idli batter, served with chutney or sambar.

Chaat: An umbrella term for several spicy snacks, including papdi chaat, aloo chaat, and sev puri, all characterized by their combination of sweet, spicy, crunchy, and creamy.