21 most popular food snacks in India.

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India is famous around the World for it's spices, and foodie people. Apart from usual homely food, Indians love to snack around. In following, we present to you some of the most famous snacks in India..

Pani Puri

This must try road side Indian food is a mouth watering food item also known as Gol Gappa in Northern India and Poochkas in West Bengal. Pani Puri is best street food from India and the most favorite of Indian girls. Gup chup or Pani Puri is originated from Bihar the Magadh region of India and   now available   across every street of India. The most popular Indian street food is a small, round, crispy semolina shells stuffed with spice and potato and servers after digging into tangy water, The Water used for panipuri is mixed with Indian spices, amchoor powder and salt. Other variants of Pani puri are Dahi puri and Sev Puri. 


Chaat or Aloo tikki is another most famous   Indian Street Food   item available from every village to all Indian   cities  . Tasty evening snack item is originated from Uttar Pradesh state and become very popular in rest of India and the Indian Sub-continent. The most famous area for Chaat are Agra and Mathura, taste can be vary from city to city. Mumbai’s Chowpatty Beach is world famous for stalls different variety of chaats and other street foods. Chaat is mostly served at road side stall or by vendors around, other variant of Chaat are Papri chaat,Aloo Chaat and Dahi Chaat. 

Vada Pav

Mumbai, The Indian version of burger and most popular road side food straight from the   heart   of Maharashtra. Vada Pao is the most loved and ultimate   staple   food item, consists of a fried potato dumplings called vada served in a bun, pav with condiments such as red or green chutneys and fried green chillies. The famous   vegetarian fast   food dish is native to Maharashtra few other are misal pav,pav bhaji, pav-sample, dabeli, batata wada and kande pohe.

Chole Bhature

Delhi, The capital of India is one of the best place to have street foods, Delhi offers variety of road side food and stalls. Chole bhature is a Punjabi dish but very popular in major urban cities of India. Delhi is well famous for best chole bhature,  commonly eaten for break fast or snacks

Idli Sambhar

Chennai, The most favorite south Indian dish, common as breakfast item and served with combination of chutney and sambar. Sambhar which tastes so good with idlis and vadas is made with tamarind and pigeon peas. Idlis and vadas sambhar are the best food in the streets of Chennai, Tamil Nadu.


Indore, The biggest city and commercial capital of the state called “  heart of India  ” Madhya Pradesh. Indore is most popular for its culinary rang and well known for wide range of namkeens, samosa, chaats, lapsi and the best one bafla. Poha-Jalebi is the best street food and the specialty of Indore served with sev nukti and with jalebi. Indore felt proud of the poha and jalebi being the best in the world. 

Bhel puri

Bhelpuri or simple Bhel is a savoury snack item or kind of Chaat, made out of puffed rice, onion,potato and a tangy tamarind sauce. Major   ingredients   used to made Bhel are tomatoes, onions,chilis Sev,Chat masala and chutney. Type of chutneys is the responsible for the flavour like sweet,tangy or spicy. Bhelpuri is called Jhaal Muri in Kolkata, Churumuri in Bangalore and a dry version popularly known as Bhadang in Maharashtra. Jhaal Muri is a different snacks item sell by vendors around the street markets of city. The savoury   Indian snacks   is created from Maharashtra and got famous to rest of India. 

Litti Choka

Patna  , The most famous dish and the soul food for people of Bihar, Jharkhand  and eastern Utter Pradesh. Litti Choka is looks like dal batti of   Rajasthan   but its completely different in taste as well as in recipe. The traditional dish of Bihar is made with sattu, grinded gram nut or chana served with chokha made out of potato, brinjal and tomato and a bowl of melted pure desi ghee. Litti Chokha is the best breakfast, lunch and dinner and one of the most   important   delicacy of Bihar cuisine. Never miss the chance to taste it on streets of Patna. 


Bikaner, The royal state of India,   Rajasthan   is well famous for its awesome cuisines and delectable street foods. Its famous Bikaneri kachori and popular mirchi bada are the most favorite amongst the locals, and found in almost every street shop or stall. The desert state also known for its most popular dal-baati-churma, pakores and mawa, famous desert from alwar.

Poori Sabji

Poori is an Indian fried bread served with gravied potato curry or sweet tomato chutney,Pickle,chana masala along with halwa. Poori Sabji is one of the most favorite breakfast item in India, It also best during the travel as well as for   picnic  . The fried bread of India is very popular among all age groups and enjoyed while having in breakfast, lunch or dinner. Poori is also made up during the traditional festivals or during any Puja and served with kheer and halwa so also called as festive food. variant of puri is bhatoora, Its three times bigger then one size of a puri and served with chholey and pickle, the luchi from Orissa is another form of Poori. South Delhi is famous for Poori Sabji, bhatoora and delicious Parathas. 

Aloo Tikki

Lucknow, The most popular snack dishes aloo tikki typically served at road-side tracks from stalls in Lucknow and all over India. aloo tikki is one of the most mouth-watering delicacies within the street food of  Uttar Pradesh. The North Indian snack is made of boiled potatoes and various spices served hot along with sauce. The dish vary from city to city with different name and forms like ragda pattice in Mumbai, Aloo chat etc, The royal cuisines of Lucknow, galauti kebab is a kind of road side food which is also one of the most famous food in streets of Lucknow.

Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji is the traditional fast food dish native to Maharashtra and one of the most famous street food in metropolitan areas of India. Pav means a small loaf of bread which served with Bhjai,vegetable dish especially in the central and western Indian states. The quick meal of Indian street as well as Indian restaurants served with butter fried pav,or some more varieties like Cheese Pav Bhaji,Paneer Pav Bhaji and Mushroom Pav Bhaji. Pav Bhaji is one of the most common snack to have between lunch and dinner, it is also a party favorite food item.

Akki roti

The specialty of state is akki roti, A spicy bread made from rice flour and   server   with coconut chatney. The delicious street food is one of the most popular and common tiffin snack quick to make and tastes so good. The specialty of food street in banglore is dosa, there is a huge variety on dosa served here, other food items are sambar,rasam and curd rise.

Putu Mayam

Putu Mayam is a local Tamil dish made by rice flour noodle and served with sugar and coconut. Its a type of round, steamed rice flour noodles eaten with sweetened toppings such as desiccated coconut and gula Melaka. Putu Mayam is also known as string hoppers are commonly sold as road side food from market stalls to the street of   cities   in carts, as well as being made at home. Putu Mayam and Idiyappam street food are the specialty of Indian states Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and coastal areas of Karnataka. 

Thattu Dosa

Thattu Dosa is the   famous street food of south India   especially in the state of Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Set Dosa or Saada Dosa is a pure vegetarian delicacy served with sambar and coconut chutney. Its a mouth watering dish made by traditional form of Kerala dosas and serve by street food sellers around the state. South India is known for its high standard food items, specially road side food and eaten on the streets. There more then 100 varieties of Dosas available in south India,other famous dishes from road side stall are Kerala’s famous banana fry and idli sambar. 

Mirchi Bajji
Hyderabad, The famous Hyderabadi style mirchi bajjis is a common snack or appetizer, stuffed green chili fritters. Though mirchi bajjis are found with different stuffing’s from at different regions in India but Hyderabadi style mirchi bajjis are the best one to have. Hyderabad is also famous for its Biryani, dosa, idli and Bonda.

Fried Snacks of Indian street are perfect evening snack or a rainy day snacks item. These fried snacks may available in the restaurants but street food are the best for a better taste and experience. Samosa is one of most popular fried snacks serve with sweet-sour tamarind chutney or tangy chilli chutney. Bhajias, Pakoras, Allogunda, Kachori, bade, mirchi bajji etc are some of the   best road side   fried Indian snacks to have in the evening or in the morning with tea. 

Street foods of India offers varieties in terms of taste veg,desert,drinks or most favorite non-veg delicacy. Bun-Kabab is one of the most favorite road side food to taste specially in Delhi and Calcutta. The best Indian street non-veg food Bun-Kababs, Seekh Kabab,Tandoori Kabab,Hara Kabab, Egg rolls,chicken rolls and deep fried chickens. Street food stall of India offers Punjabi, Chinese, Mughalai and South Indian non veg dishes. Hyderabad,Delhi and Lucknow are the best place to try every Non-vegetarian street food in India. 

Fried Rice.

Indian street are one of the best place to try Chinese snack item like Chinese  fried rice ,Chicken   Fried Rice   and  chilli chicken. Chinese stalls are available on the street of every major   cities   of India, specially in the evening. These snacks item are very   easy to cook  and taste a mixture of Indian and Chinese. Apart from Chinese other road side food like momos, noodles, mutton and desert are also available in the streets of India.

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