We have a simple rule, anyone who messes with the idea of ’street food’ cannot be our friend. Yes, it is important that you only stand at the stalls you trust, but dismissing entire dishes that you have not even fully explored is inappropriate. Indian street foods such as mango stereotypes are oily or spicy. But we have also solved it. There are so many delicious street foods that are so simple that they can also be made at home. That’s right, on this list we pay for our dishes that kept us thrilled through the past year (only because we made it several times at home during lockdown). The dishes that we like, the dishes that we now have mastered.
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Here are 5 North Indian street food recipes, which look as good as they make at home.
1. Potato Tikki
Crispy, crunchy potato vegetable is served with curd, chutney and spices. This enticing snack is one of the crown jewels at the Street Food Fair in North India. Here’s how you can make it at home for yourself and your whole family.
2. Mirchi Vada
Its love affair with Rajasthan and spicy food is not a bizarre fantasy. This chili vada is a popular snack from the land of Rajmahal. It is essentially a large batter-fried pepper stuffed with a spiced potato mixture. Here is a detailed recipe.
3. Dahi Bhalla
An ideal snack for this scorching season. In this classic snack, spongy Bhalla or dal dumplings are cooked with curd, chutney and spices. You can also add some crunchy boondi or papdi to enhance the overall taste and texture of the dish. Here is a recipe.
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4. Chutney Chaat
This awesome street food is another street food miracle of Delhi. Here fruits and vegetables such as watermelon or sweet potato are cut and hollowed in such a way that they resemble mini bowls or ‘kulle’. These are then filled with a delightful chickpea mixture. Here is a beautiful recipe.
5. Onion Shortbread
This deep-fried crust, savory pastry is filled with a mixture of caramelized onions and spices. Rajasthan’s delicious street food, onion kachori is served with both chilli and sweet chutney. Here is a recipe.
Try these recipes and let us know how you liked them in the comments section below.
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