Indian snacks are as varied as their culture. Each state has its unique taste and flavor. Some snacks are popular throughout whereas some snacks are only famous or liked by people in a particular area. India has a very diverse culture anywhere you go you will always come upon something different and exclusive. Indian snacks are so tempting it`s pretty hard to resist them. Who can say no to those mouth-watering snacks? Here is a list of those Indian snacks which are a must-have.
Samosa were invented in the middle east region. Samosa is popular almost everywhere including Gujarat, Jharkhand, and many other places. Samosa is a triangle in shape with a filling of potatoes, garlic, and Indian spices. It is fried in oil which gives it a crispy taste. It`s usually had with pav which is filled green chutney and a fried green chilly and some sukha Mirchi that is dried chilly chutney.
2. SEV PURI
Sev Puri is an Indian snack which is originated from Mumbai and Pune. Mumbaikars are crazy behind Sev puri. It is a type of chaat which people love to have. Puri which is a crispy round flat disc has toppings of a mixture of potatoes and onions and two types of chutneys green which is slightly spicy and tamarind which is slightly sweet as the name suggests. After putting all these toppings we add yellow sev it`s fried gram flour that is besan. For dressing and tangy taste add some coriander mixed with raw mango pieces.
Dabeli is an Indian snack which in originated from Mandvi, Kutch. Dabeli is famous in Gujarati households. It`s famous in Mumbai as well. Dabeli is tummy filling and worth a try. Dabeli is made with Indian spices and potatoes, tamarind chutney, pomegranate, peanuts mixture. This mixture is filled in the pav which is properly heated with butter. After this, we put some sev that is fried gram flour and some pomegranate and some onions on the outer part of the pav, and then you are good to go.
4. PAKODE/ POKORE
Pakodes is everything an Indian needs while it`s raining of course with some hot tea. Pakodes are something which is loved by everyone. It`s made on gram flour that is besan and with potatoes, onions, paneer, chilly, cauliflower. All these vegetables are boiled and expect paneer and chilly. After boiling some red chili powder is added to enhance the taste. A thin liquid paste is created from gram flour by adding some water and salt. These vegetables are dipped into the paste and then deep-fried. You get crispy pakore of different types.
5. BHEL PURI
Just like sev puri we have bhel puri as well but in a unique manner. Bhelpuri originated in Mumbai and become famous all over Mumbai. Bhelpuri is also a chaat. Bhelpuri has mixed flavors its sweet, spicy, and sour. It`s made with puffed rice and different chutneys like green and tamarind. Some veggies like tomatoes, onions, raw mango pieces, potatoes are added. All of this is mixed together and your Bhel is ready with few pieces of puri.
kachori was originated in the Bhojpuri region. Kachori is a spicy deep-fried snack that was created by the Marwaris to be specific. Kachori is a round flattened ball made up of wheat and maida and sometimes of sooji known as Rava. Kachori has a filling of moon dal, urad dal, salt, red chili powder, some other spices. Onion kachori raj kachori is one of the famous kachoris. Kachori is had with sweet tamarind chutney, green chutney, curd.
7. VADA PAV
To all the Mumbaikars out there Vada is an emotion. It originated in Maharashtra and is very famous. You can find a Vada pav stall every 2kms in Mumbai. Its that famous. Some people even call Vada pav an Indian burger. Vada consists of a mixture of potatoes, garlic, mustard seeds. Vada is coated with gram flour that is besan and then deep-fried. The dumpling fritter is then kept inside a pav which has green chutney and some sukha garlic chutney. It’s a snack loved by all.
Khandvi is a popular snack in Gujarat as well as Maharashtra. The main ingredients used in khandvi are gram flour and buttermilk. After making the batter using all the important ingredients and cooking it you will get thin layers of khandvi and once you roll it up it is ready. After making the rolls a tadka of mustard seed and oil is poured on the top to enhance its taste and for dressing some grated coconut.
9. HARA BHARA KABAB
Hara bhara kabab are originated from north India. They are north Indian vegetarian kabab patties made with spinach, peas, potatoes, some spices, and flour. Hara means green so it is a green-colored kabab and bhara means filled. This is then fried and served with green chutney.
10. PANI PURI
Pani puri is a snack famous all over India. It`s known by different names in different states. In some states it`s known as golgappe, some call it fuchka. Pani puri ingredients include potatoes, sprouts, onions, mint leaves, and spices. The stuffing of potatoes and sprouts is then dipped into cold pani which is made using coriander and mint leaves and your mouth-watering pani puri is ready.
11. ALOO TIKKI
Aloo means potatoes it`s a Tikki made from potatoes, peas, and various curry spices. The mixture of potatoes, peas, and spices is mixed together to make a round flat ball known as Tikki. It is then deep-fried and is ready to eat. One can have it with chutney and ketchup. It`s not only famous in India but Pakistan and Bangladesh as well.
12. KOTHIMBHIR VADI
Kothimbhir Vadi is a delicious and full of flavors snack that is a favorite inMaharashtra and loved by all Maharashtrians. Ingredients used are gram flour (besan), coriander leaves,peanuts, sesame seeds, and spices. It is then deep-fried, can be pan-fried as well is ready to eat. This tempting hotly served kothimbhir vadi is worth a try. Kothimbhir vadi is served with some tomato ketchup.
Dhokla is a popular dish in Gujarat and is originated in Gujarat itself. Dhokla is made using fermented rice batter, ground urad dal, and chickpea flour. Dhokla can be eaten for breakfast, as the main course, as a side dish, or as a snack. It`s not only famous in Gujarat but states adjacent to Gujarat as well like Maharashtra. Just like kandhvi, coconut dressing is put on a dhokla as well.
14. SABUDANA VADA
sabudana is a popular dish and Maharashtra and is eaten by people during their fast. The patties are made of soaked tapioca pearls, mashed potatoes, peanuts, spices, and herbs and are deep-fried until crisp and golden. It is served with peanut chutney.
Frankie is a dish which is very famous in Mumbai. The main ingredients in Frankie are potatoes, raw cabbage, raw carrots, some cheese, and mayonnaise with some chutney. There are many different types of Frankies like paneer Frankie, chicken Frankie and many more. Its first outlet was started in Powai, Mumbai in 1969
16. BREAD PAKODA
Bread pagoda is a very simple dish. In bread Pakoda, bread is filled with mashed potatoes mixed with Indian spices. This bread is dipped in a batter of gram flour which is mixed with water and then deep-fried. Bread pakoda is then served with some mint green chutney and tomato ketchup.
Muruku originates from the southern part of India. It is a light and a delicious snack. Muruku is made from urad dal and rice flour. The flour is then mixed with water, salt, sesame seeds, cumin seeds and a batter is prepared. A dough is prepared and kned into a spiral or coil shape. It is then fried and is ready to eat.
Sandwiches are very popular in Mumbai you are bound to find a sandwich center every next lane. Sandwiches are made by using bread slices which have butter and chutney applied to them they are then stuffed with some vegetables like cucumber, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, and beetroots. Sandwiches can be eaten raw or even toasted sometimes it differs from person to person.
19. PANEER POCKETS
Paneer pockets are crispy square-shaped fritters that are, made by using paneer, cheese, and some coriander. They are then deep-fried and served with coriander chutney. The base of the paneer pockets is made by using a made sheet and are folded into a square shape. Making the square-shape might be a little complicated but it is worth it.
Muthia is a popular Gujarati dish. . It is made up of chickpea flour, chopped fenugreek leaves, salt, turmeric, chili powder, and many other Indian spices. Then the dough is made of the above ingredients it can be steamed or either fried. It’s a staple food of Gujaratis. Muthia is used in undhiyo as well it`s a well-known Gujarati dish.