When we talk about some of the richest and most diverse cuisines in India, we can’t help but mention the culinary treasures of South India. Rich, diverse and filled with delectable dishes, South Indian offerings are everything delicious. Along with breakfast and lunch options, there are also a delectable array of snacks. Are you craving some now? Here are four South Indian deep-fried snacks you can savour.

1. Medu Vada

South Indian breakfast lovers already know about this OG breakfast dish and there’s no doubt about the same. The deep-fried snack is made with urad dal, and is usually served with chutney and sambar for a wholesome breakfast. The savoury snack has an interesting crispy texture outside and is spongy on the inside. Medu Vada is a brilliant option for a wholesome breakfast.

2. Murukku

If you are a chai aficionado, you know that Murukku goes perfectly with chai. The crispy, delicious and flavourful deep-fried snack has been a favourite for ages now. Its name is derived from a Tamil word that translates to ‘twisted’, and is a brilliant dish to munch on if you want a cosy and delicious evening snack.

3. Thattai

Yet another South Indian deep-fried snack, Thattai is made with rice flour, urad dal flour, spices and herbs. Thattai snack is usually prepared on Janmashtami and is a perfect snack to go with a hot cup of chai.

4. Punugulu

Punugulu is to Visakhapatnam what Chhole Kulche is to Delhi. Made with rice, urad dal and some simple spices, this snack is one of the best street foods to savour when in Visakhapatnam. It is known for its crispy texture and is usually served with peanut/coconut chutney, diced onions and garlic chutney. If you want a budget snack that is all things delicious and has an interesting texture, Punugulu is the one for you.