NEW DELHI: “I get way too much happiness from good food”- Elizabeth Olsen.
India is a vast country with rich culture. Indian food is famous for its variety and taste. Snack is a part of food. In India each state and region has its own unique snacks.
Here are some most popular Indian Snacks…..
- Bread Pakora
Bread pakora is a common and most popular North Indian Snack. This deep fried Indian snack is a common street food. Most Basic Ingredients of this snack are bread, gram flour, spices and some other ingredients. Bread Pakora is prepared by stuffing the bread slices with mashed potatoes after that the stuffed triangular slices of bread is dipped in the spicy batter of gram flour and the triangular slices of bread are deep fried. These can also be cooked without stuffing. Bread pakora’s are best served with Green chutney or ketchup.
- Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji Is a dish from Maharashtra. But the dish is famous for its delectable taste in many parts of the country. The dish contains thick curry of vegetables means bhaji and soft bread roll which is called Pav. The curry is made with mashed vegetables and adding spices in the mixture to make it spicy and mouthwatering. The curry is served with soft bread roll. This is the common street food of Maharashtra and in many other parts of the country.
Samosa is an Indian Classic dish which is stuffed with peas and mashed potatoes. The stuffing of samosa is spicy and tangy in taste which makes it a tempting Indian food. This food is common in all parts of the country. But Stuffing and consistency in size can vary in different regions. These days samosas are prepared with different stuffing’s such as stuffing of paneer, noodles, onions, and many other types. Samosas are served with green and sweet red chutney.
Dhokla is a dish from Indian State of Gujarat. Dhokla is prepared from femented batter. It is mostly served with fried chillies and coriander chutney. Mostly it is garnished with grated coconut or coriander. There are many types of Dhokla such as Rawa dhokla, khatta dhokla, and khandhavi dhokla.
- Vada Pav
Vada Pav is the most famous street dish of Maharashtra. Due to its popularity the dish is served throughout India. This mouthwatering dish contains vada which is prepared by deep frying potato patty which is served in a soft bread roll or pav with codiments to add some extra taste. Vada pav is cheaply available in Maharashtra.
Upma is common in many states of India, especially in south Indian states. It is a thick porridge dish which is prepared from semolina. Mostly people have this dish in breakfast. Generally it is made with semolina (called Suji in India). Semolina, chopped onions and vegetables, are some basic ingredients. This dish has many alternative names like uppittiu, Okma and upeet.
Poha is prepared from flattened rice. It is famous in almost every part of India and it is easy to cook. It is generally served in breakfast. Poha is cooked with chopped onions, and mustard seeds with little bit of turmeric powder and green chilies. The colour of turmeric powder makes it more inviting and appetizing. Roasted peanuts are also added to make it more delicious and crunchy. It is garnished with coriander and lemon juice which gives it a tangy flavor.
- Bhel Puri
Bhel Puri is a piquant dish and it is a type of chaat. Bhel puri is prepared from puffed rice, chopped onions, green chilies and tamarind (imli ki chutney) sauce. This savoury dish is famous in Mumbai. But the dish can be found in many parts of the country. To add tangy flavor to the dish lemon juice is also used. It is served in a paper which is folded in the shape of a cone.
- Bread Roll
Bread roll is famous in north India. Bread rolls are round in shape and are stuffed with vegetables. Mostly spicy mashed potatoes are stuffed inside the rolls. The stuffing is almost same like stuffing of samosa. Paneer, mixed vegetable stuffing are also used to prepare bread rolls. They are deep fried and are best served with tangy green chutney of coriander. It is an awesome snack which can be served in breakfast or in evening.
Kachori is a delicious and spicy dish from India. Kachoris are famous in Rajasthan and in old Delhi. Stuffing of ginger paste urad dal, red chili powder and black pepper is used for making kachoris. Kachoris are deep fried which makes it crunchy and it is best served with aloo ki subzi. Kachori and aloo ki subzi is the best combination.