indian street food is not always healthy but taste wise it has lot of variety, flavors and a good amount of punch.
when you want to enjoy indian street food then you have to keep aside your guilt feeling. because it may not be healthy or hygienic at times. in my college days i used to enjoy mumbai street food a lot, but now i prefer to make these recipes at home. best part of making these recipes at home is that they are more hygienic and you can make prepare them as per your taste and liking. e.g. you can alter the ingredients to suit your taste buds.
street food from cities like mumbai, delhi, kolkatta, indore are quite famous. each city has their own variety and style of making any particular dish. e.g. golgappa of delhi is made in a different way then the ‘pani puri’ of mumbai or ‘puchka’ of kolkata. so you will get to enjoy the different flavors and tastes in a pani puri, if you happen to eat them in different cities.
i have posted around 140 street food recipes on the blog. here i am sharing a collection of top 10 indian street food recipes from the blog. you can also check these similar popular recipes collections:
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top 10 street food recipes:
1. samosa recipe
a classic & popular indian snack stuffed with spiced potato peas filling. samosas are a favorite with many of us. wherever you go, you will be able to get samosas in india. they are a popular street food in india. in mumbai, there are street food snacks of samosa-pav and samosa sandwich. in the north, you will get samosa chole chaat. you can also check this baked samosa recipe.
2. pav bhaji recipe
pav bhaji is one of the most popular street food from mumbai. it is basically spiced smooth mashed mix vegetables, served with lightly roasted buttered bread. i have also shared pav bhaji recipe in pressure cooker. other similar delicious snack recipes from mumbai are misal pav, masala pav and vada pav.
3. aloo tikki recipe
popular north indian snack of spiced and crisp potato patties. in north india, aloo tikki is usually served with chana masala, topped with onions, sweet tamarind chutney, green chutney and some fresh curd (yogurt). if you love tikkis then here is this useful collection of 16 tikki recipes.
4. veg noodles recipe
an indo chinese stir fried preparation of noodles with vegetables. this recipe of veg noodles is neither spicy nor hot as i have not added any chili sauce. if you like your noodles to be spicy then have a look schezwan noodles recipe. these are spicy stir fried vegetable noodles made with schezwan sauce.
5. veg momos recipe
steamed dumplings stuffed with a lightly spiced vegetable filling. a tibetan recipe which is now a popular street food snack in most indian cities. i have also shared momos chutney and whole wheat momos recipe.
6. pani puri recipe
a popular street food of india, where crisp fried dough balls are stuffed with potatoes, sprouts, spicy tangy water and sweet chutney. with so many burst of tastes and flavors in your mouth when you have pani puri, you just cannot have one 🙂 to make puris at home, you can refer this post -> puri for pani puri recipe.
7. bhel puri recipe
bhel puri is a crispy, soft, sweet, tangy, spicy mixture of many edibles like puffed rice, roasted peanuts, sweet chutney, green chutney, onions, tomatoes, sev etc. a snack that can be made in a jiffy if you have all the ingredients ready. you can also check sev puri, dabeli and ragda patties recipe which are other equally popular street food recipes from maharashtra and gujarat.
8. veg hakka noodles
a popular indo chinese dish that one can get in most restaurants in india and in the roadside chinese street food joints. hakka noodles is not only popular with kids, but also with grown ups. another popular indo chinese noodle dish is this veg chow mein recipe.
9. chole bhature
spicy chickpea curry served with leavened fried bread. also called as chana masala, this lip smacking snack is popular in punjab and parts of north india as well. you can also check this bhatura recipe. if you are not in favor of having fried bhaturas or pooris, then you can serve the chole with tandoori rotis or naan.
10. kulcha recipe
kulcha is a popular indian flat bread from north india, especially punjab. these soft textured breads are easy to prepare. kulcha can be made in the tandoor as well as on a tava or griddle. kulcha can be served with any gravy dish. an equally popular street from delhi is matar kulcha. other popular variations are paneer kulcha and aloo kulcha recipe.