25 Amazing Indian Street Foods

India is a country that is rich in its variety of cultures and foods. The Indian street foods recipes are vibrant and has a great deal to offer. 

This article provides 25 fabulous Indian street food recipes that you can make in your own kitchen and enjoy whenever you want.

Some of these recipes make great snacks while others work well as part of a dinner. Rich in spices and seasonings, Indian street food in an unforgettable experience.

Amazing Indian Street Food Recipes: Quick Table 

RecipeCalories (Per Serving)Total Preparation Time 
Aloo TikkiN/A5 Min 
Cabbage Pakoda28810 Min 
Madurai Mutton Keeme Kari DosaN/A5 Min 
Misal Pav24410 Min 
Bhutte Ka KeesN/A15 Min 
Matar ChaatN/A10 Min 
Ragda Patties11210 Min 
Dahi Vada7010 Min 
Goan Chicken CafrealN/A15 Min 
Chili ParottaN/A10 Min 
Indian Street-Style BBQ Corn on the CobN/A5 Min 
Grilled Bombay SandwichN/A15 Min 
Vada Pav26015 Min 
Cauliflower Pakura7510 Min 
Kutchi Dabeli28820 Min 
Bhel PuriN/A15 Min 
Chicken PuffN/A15 Min 
Pav Bhaji11220 Min 
Curried Chickpea Salad35215 Min 
Chicken Seekh Kebabs11010 Min 
Indian Frankie32730 min
Jhal MuriN/A15 Min 
Kala Chana Ghugni2459 Hours
Samosas18215 Min 
Dosas11930 Min 

1. Aloo Tikki


Made from mashed potatoes that are mixed with other ingredients and seasoned with turmeric, coriander, mint and chili powder, these delicious potato pancakes are sure to please.Aloo tikki are deep fried or, if you prefer, may be shallow-fried in a frying pan.

Grab them from a food stand or make them in your own kitchen. Serve these crispy delights with yogurt and chutney.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

2. Cabbage Pakoda


When you’re in the mood for a tasty snack, cabbage pakoda can fill the bill. These fritters are seasoned with a delightful blend of turmeric, chili powder, and ginger.

Deep-fried, cabbage pakoda delivers big on crunch, and big on satisfaction.

Calories Per Serving: 288

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

3. Madurai Mutton Keeme Kari Dosa


A delectable meat mixture of minced mutton flavored with mustard and fennel seeds, curry leaves, and ginger garlic paste is spooned on top of a dosa.

Serve this popular treat as part of dinner, or make it when friends are coming over as a delicious party food.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

4. Misal Pav


Often eaten at breakfast, you will want to eat this tasty misal pav at other times of the day as well.

With a mix of sprouts, coriander, chillies for heat, onion, curry, turmeric, and mustard seeds this dish is very flavorful. Serve it with a bun to soak up all the goodness.

Calories Per Serving: 244

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

5. Bhutte Ka Kees – Savory Corn Pudding


If you ever just feel like a bowl of warm deliciousness, you must try savory corn pudding, eaten as a snack.

Bhutte ka kees consists of grated sweet corn mixed with milk and flavored with mustard seeds, ginger, turmeric and coriander powder, along with a green chili.

Satisfying and oh so good, eat a bowl of bhutte ka kees with freshly grated coconut, and a sprinkle of lemon juice, and chopped coriander.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

6. Matar Chaat – White Peas Chaat


This chaat which is great for any time of the day, is vegetarian and super healthy. Made with dry white beans that are soaked, the wonderful mix of spices and seasonings hits all of the flavor notes from sweet to spicy.

Mix some up in your own kitchen to enjoy whenever you wish.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

7. Ragda Patties


This recipe for a spicy curry combined with patties comes from western India. Very popular, these patties smothered in curry make a wonderfully tasty snack or meal.

Calories Per Serving: 112

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

8. Dahi Vada – Lentil Dumplings In Yogurt


A spiced lentil dough made into small rounds and fried, turns into light, soft and airy clouds. When smothered in a yogurt sauce the flavors from both create a beautiful, and delicious dish.

Calories Per Serving: 70

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

9. Goan Chicken Cafreal


Chicken drumsticks are always a popular food for a snack, or as an appetizer. This recipe for chicken cafreal from Goa tastes fabulous and looks enticing with its interesting green sauce.

Wonderful spices like coriander, garlic, ginger, cumin, and cloves make this an incredibly flavorful dish.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

 10. Chili Parotta


A delicious dish made from parotta, an Indian flatbread, tomatoes, bell pepper, and onions, chili parotta makes a great option for a vegetarian meal.

With marvelous spices like ginger and garam masala, turmeric and coriander, this dish delivers on taste.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

 11. Indian Street-Style BBQ Corn On The Cob


Do you love corn on the cob? It’s healthy and it’s so delicious! Indian street-style corn on the cob takes this favorite to a whole new level with incredible spices.

Corn is shucked then grilled. When it comes off the barbeque it gets coated in butter then a delectable spice rub.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

12. Grilled Bombay Sandwich


Take a trip to Mumbai, and you are sure to find this popular sandwich on street vendors’ carts. Whether it is grilled extra crispy or left soft, this is a tasty, popular sandwich.

The combination of potato and beet, green mango and spicy masala make an unforgettable sandwich you’ll want to make and eat again and again.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

13. Vada Pav


Fabulous pav buns coated with different chutneys hold delicious vada stuffing made of potatoes, mustard, and cumin seeds, ginger and curry leaves. Fried green chilies are served on the side with this delicious sandwich which is very famous in Mumbai.

Learn to make this tasty sandwich which features great spicy flavors at home.

Calories Per Serving: 260

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

14. Cauliflower Pakora


Are you looking for a tasty starter for a special meal, or just a great snack? Cauliflower pakora is what you are looking for. Cauliflower is cut into bite-sized pieces, coated with a spicy batter, and fried in oil to produce super-tasty, delicious bites of a great vegetable!

Calories Per Serving: 75

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

15. Kutchi Dabeli


Take the basic potato, mix it with some incredible spices, put it in the middle of a soft, delicious bun that’s been coated with delectable chutneys. This is kutchi dabeli.

Calories Per Serving: 288

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

16. Bhel Puri


Bhel puri is a healthy snack that you can make in just a little time. A number of vegetables contribute to this nutritious snack food – potatoes, tomatoes, onion, and carrots.

Add puffed rice, and cashews and peanuts for added taste and texture, and with tasty seasonings like turmeric and fabulous chutneys, you get great flavor alongside nutrition.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

17. Chicken Puff


Pretty much anything made with puff pastry is great in my books. This chicken puff is definitely a winner.

Chicken cooked to tender and juicy perfection, mixed with a spicy onion sauce is nestled into gorgeous puffed pastry.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

 18. Pav Bhaji


One of the most well-loved Indian street foods is Pav Bhaji. This iconic dish is simple in its ingredients and method, allowing you to whip up this smooth vegetable dish with incredible spicy flavors in minutes.

Enjoy the mashed vegetables in a sauce that is tangy, and spiced to perfection. Sprinkle some chopped onions, and cilantro along with a little butter and you have one amazing dish.

Calories Per Serving: 112

Total Preparation Time: 20 Minutes

19. Curried Chickpea Salad


Flavorful curried chickpea salad is great for busy mornings when you don;t have time to make a sandwich to take for lunch, plus it’s versatile and lends itself well to filling a wrap.

Not only is this salad healthy, it’s also gluten-free and vegan. With the flavors of a variety of veggies, and fabulous seasonings, this is one tasty salad that you will want to make again and again.

Calories Per Serving: 352

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

20. Chicken Seekh Kababs


Chicken Seekh kababs are like other food that we put on a stick – fun to eat, plus these kababs are super delicious. Unlike other meat kebabs that you may have had, chicken seekh kababs are flaky in texture.

They are actually made from minced chicken rather than chunks of chicken. The meat, seasoned to perfection, is shaped into a long, narrow shape, put on a skewer, and then fried, baked or grilled. 

Calories Per Serving: 110

Total Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

21. Indian Frankie


An Indian Frankie is essentially a roti stuffed with all kinds of great ingredients and exceptional flavor.

With mashed potatoes, green chili chutney, and coriander there is a marvelous mix of flavors that combine to make a fabulous treat! They may take a little while to prepare, but they are definitely worth it.

Calories Per Serving: 327

Total Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

 22. Jhal Muri


One of the essential ingredients in jhal muri, a great Indian street food snack, is puffed rice. Combine this with vegetables like potatoes and tomatoes, and cucumber, then mix fabulous spices in, some tamarind extract, and mustard oil and you’ll know why it’s a favorite among many.

Calories Per Serving: N/A

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

 23. Kala Chana Ghugni


Black chickpeas or kala chana, are the basis for this flavorful recipe. Cumin, onions, green chilies, and ginger, chopped tomatoes, coriander, turmeric, red chili powder, and asafoetida powder season the mixture.

Add water and let the mixture cook until it has reached the consistency you want. Spoon it into a bowl and enjoy. 

You’ll want to have some toast or buns handy to soak up all that delicious sauce!

Calories Per Serving: 245

Total Preparation Time: 9 Hours

 24. Samosas


People almost everywhere are familiar with the samosa, tortillas shaped in a triangle with delicious, spicy goodness. Here is a recipe you can use to make these wonderful snacks in your own kitchen.

Have fun changing up fillings: ground beef, chicken, ham, or cheese are all great options. Fry them to get the crunchy texture.

Calories Per Serving: 182

Total Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

25. Dosas


While dosas look a lot like crepes, or thin pancakes, they are made from different ingredients: ground black lentils and rice. The batter is fermented, and the texture should be crispy. This recipe delivers on flavor and texture.

Calories Per Serving: 119

Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Some Popular Indian Street Food Dishes?

Some popular Indian street food dishes include chaat, vada pav, pav bhaji, samosas, and bhel puri.

How Do I Make Traditional Chaat?

Chaat is a savory snack made from a combination of ingredients such as potatoes, chickpeas, tamarind chutney, yogurt, and spices. To make chaat, cook the potatoes and chickpeas, mix in the chutney and spices, and top with yogurt and other garnishes such as sev (spicy noodles).

Can I Make Indian Street Food At Home?

Yes, you can make Indian street food at home using authentic ingredients and following traditional recipes. With access to Indian grocery stores and online recipe resources, you can easily recreate your favorite Indian street food dishes in the comfort of your own kitchen.

25 Amazing Indian Street Foods

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