World Cup 2023: 10 Indian Snacks To Relish This Cricket Season

 cricket season is here, and now it's time to stick to our television sets and watch our favourite players battle it out on the field. In India, cricket is not just a game; it’s an emotion. All sports lovers watch the matches with a lot of thrill and excitement and cheer for Team India to win the trophy. This year, the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup started on October 5 and will continue up to November 19.  

Since the Cricket World Cup is a festival in India, we cannot celebrate it without some delicious delights. The best way to watch matches is with a bowl of yummy snacks. So, we have brought to you some regional snacks from ten different Indian states that you can keep ready in advance and binge with friends and family while watching the matches. 

Here are the top ten snacks from different Indian states that you can relish while cheering on India in the Cricket World Cup 2023: 

Vada Pav 

This is an iconic street food of Mumbai, Maharashtra, that has gained popularity all over the world. It is light, flavourful, and perfect for quick bites during untimely hunger pangs. Prepared with deep-fried potato dumplings placed inside a sliced bread bun, it is served with fiery garlic chutney and chilli. 


Gujarat has plenty of traditional snacks that are loved by all, and khandvi is one of them. Also known as patuli or dahi vadi, it consists of yellowish, tightly rolled bite-sized pieces that are made with gram flour, yoghurt, chilli, ginger, and spices like mustard seeds. Khandvi is often enjoyed with coriander or mint chutney. 

Pyaaz Kachori

If you are craving something spicy and flavourful to relish while watching the match, then pyaaz kachori from Rajasthan is the perfect snack for you. It is round, fluffy, and packed with a spicy onion filling. This deep-fried delight is best enjoyed with a combination of tamarind and coriander-mint chutney. 

Papdi Chaat

This is one of the most popular street foods in Delhi. You can find this yummy delight at every street-side chaat stall. Papdi chaat is basically deep-fried crisp papdis that are topped with potatoes, chickpeas, onions, curd, sev, and chutneys. Papdi chaat is a perfect amalgamation of sweet, sour, and spicy flavours. 

Medu Vada

This South Indian snack is the desi version of a doughnut. Medu vada is also enjoyed as breakfast in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and other southern states. It is spongy with a crispy exterior and soft interior. Urad dal, salt, black pepper, and rice are the main ingredients for preparing this deep-fried dish. It is mainly served with samabar and chutney. 

Aloo Chop 

Aloo chop is a beloved Bengali snack that is simple to prepare but tastes extremely delicious. Made with mashed potatoes, besan batter, and spices like cumin seeds, red chilli, peppercorn, and carom seeds, it is deep-fried in oil. You can also pair aloo chop with a bowl of murmura mixed with mustard oil. 


This is another deep-fried snack that is perfect for bingeing while watching World Cup matches. It is a savoury, crunchy snack from Andhra Pradesh that is prepared with rice flour, grated coconut, salt, chilli powder, and asafoetida. Paalakaayalu is usually served with a hot cup of tea. 


Pitha is a common snack from the eastern part of the country that is mainly popular in Assam. Available in both sweet and savoury flavours, they are also enjoyed as breakfast. Prepared with rice as the main ingredient, there are many varieties of pitha in Assam, like kachi ghila and sunga pitha.  


Dhuska is a simple yet delicious snack that belongs to the state of Jharkhand. The main ingredients of this savoury fried bread are rice, chana dal, and boiled potatoes. It can be served with both chutney and any curry. Dhuska is specially prepared for special occasions and festivals like Holi.  


Murukku is a popular tea-time snack in Tamil Nadu that has become popular all over the country. This crispy snack is made from rice flour, urad dal, and spices like cumin, onion powder, and chillies. Murukku is specially prepared during festivals like Diwali, Krishna Jayanti, and Vinayaka Chaturthi.