5 Indian Street Foods You Can Make At Home
Image Credit: Gol Gappe.

No matter how many exotic dishes you savour worldwide, Indian street food is something you would slurp upon at the mere mention. No wonder searches for paani puri and chaats sky-rocketed during the lockdown in 2020 as people missed noshing upon all the deliciousness. And as much as we love to eat street food right from the vendor on the street, often we are concerned about hygiene, especially since th Coronavirus pandemic has hit the world. But fret not! Here we have five Indian street foods that you can make at home without much hassle!

1. Gol Gappe

You did expect this, didn’t you? Perhaps one of the most common street foods across the country, gol gappe, is known by different names in different states. From paani puri in Maharashtra to puchka in Bengal to gupcha in parts of Odisha, call it whatever you want to, but you cannot resist the spicy and tantalising paani stuffed; in crispy puris with a mouth-watering mix of potatoes, chickpea and spices!

2. Bhel Puri

A mix and match of a dozen ingredients, including sev, puris, sweet, tangy and spicy chutneys, onions, raw mango and many other herbs, bhel puri is a chatpat chaat from Mumbai that is simply irresistible!

3. Vada Pav

The iconic street food from Mumbai, vada pav, essentially has just two ingredients, a vada and the pav with spices and chutneys making it an instant crowd-pleaser!

4. Paapdi Chaat

A Delhi Street food guide is never complete without the mention of paapdi chaat- a mouth-watering fusion of crispy paapdi, boiled chickpeas, potatoes, yoghurt and a host of spices like red chilli, chaat masala, cumin powder, etc. It has the perfect balance of sour, tangy and sweet. It is just what you need to amp up your snacks table at home.

5. Kulle Ki Chaat

One of the most underrated, lesser-known street foods straight from the bylanes of old Delhi, kulle ki chaat, is an exciting interplay of pomegranate seeds, boiled chickpeas and chaat masala along with a hint of ginger and flavours of lemon, salt, black salt and more. All these ingredients are placed in bite-sized slices of boiled and hollow potatoes. Sounds interesting? You can make it home in no more than 15 minutes!