10 must try indian street foods

1. Pani Puri/Gol Gappa

Crispy, hollow shells (puri) filled with a spicy potato mixture and tangy, flavored water (pani). An explosion of flavors and textures.

2. Chaat

A broad category of savory snacks featuring tangy sauces, chickpeas, potatoes, and crunchy toppings like sev (thin gram flour noodles). Variations include papdi chaat and bhelpuri.

3. Vada Pav

The "Indian burger"! A deep-fried potato dumpling (vada) inside a soft bun (pav) with spicy chutneys. Mumbai's favorite street snack.

4. Pav Bhaji

A thick, spicy vegetable curry served with buttered bread (pav). A hearty and satisfying meal, especially popular in Mumbai.

5. Momos

Steamed or fried dumplings filled with vegetables or meat, served with a fiery dipping sauce. Originally from the Himalayan regions, now a popular street food all over India.

6. Kathi Rolls

Flaky flatbread (paratha) filled with juicy kebabs, onions, and chutneys. Kolkata's street food invention gone globally famous.

7. Chole Bhature

Spicy chickpea curry (chole) served with fluffy, fried bread (bhature). A beloved Punjabi dish.

8. Dosa

A crispy, savory crepe made from fermented rice and lentil batter. Filled with spiced potatoes, it's a South Indian specialty with countless varieties.

9. Idli Sambar

Steamed rice cakes (idli) served with a lentil-based vegetable stew (sambar). A classic breakfast or light meal in South India.

10. Kulfi

Traditional Indian ice cream with a dense, creamy texture and exotic flavors like cardamom, saffron, and pistachio. A refreshing dessert option.