Add An Exotic Twist To Indian Street Food

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

Indian street food is really popular. It’s known for its lip-smacking good taste, complete diversity and easy accessibility.

It’s an unofficial rule that if you see a chaat or dosa or any street food stand that’s overcrowded, then the food must be really good! You can sense the aroma from several metres away and simply cannot refuse to give in to the craving of biting into these not-so healthy, yet so-yummy roadside delights! The safety of street food is a health worry; the hygiene levels and freshness are a concern which discourages people from eating street food. Nevertheless, you can always make yummy roadside food at home and also give it an international twist as per your taste!

Drool-worthy Indian street food with an international spin!

Pav bhaji: Loaded with vegetables and butter, what began as a humble street snack has become incredibly popular. Spicy and hot bhaji is served with butter as a garnish, accompanied by succulent pavs. This ideal amalgamation of vegetables and spices is a complete gastronomical experience! You can elevate the dish to a global level by including broccoli, yellow, green and red bell peppers and zucchini, in place of the usual veggies. You can also add some cheese just before serving. Use Tata Sampann Pav Bhaji Masala for an authentic taste as it is created by the master chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

Sev puri: Easy, effortless, authentic street food! Let’s go the Mexican way with this one! You can use the usual puris or nacho chips as the base and add bell peppers, corn and tomatoes. Top with onion, cilantro and fresh lime juice! A smidge of dried oregano will give this an exciting new flavour! Add a dash of tobacco sauce for that zest!

Dosa: Eat Breakfast The dosa is pretty versatile and is a fantastic case for practically any kind of filling – from the authentic masala dosa, paneer masala dosa, paalak paneer dosa, cheese dosa to even chocolate dosa! Let’s try the Chinese Chow Mien with hot, red noodles tossed in perfect spices and seasonings. Add them to your dosa and roll. The chow mien is continually changing with innovative and novel flavors being added to it, and this dosa is unquestionably an amazing snack to have with family and friends!

Paneer kaathi rolls: A wrap or roll is the perfect roadside snack that can be had on the go. Juicy pieces of cottage cheese marinated in delectable spices and herbs and brought together with shredded vegetables make this recipe a huge favorite! You can give your kaathi roll a continental vibe to it by adding a dollop of creamy, cheesy herb-filled dressing and playing around with your veggies. It takes your recipe up a notch with ease and makes it decidedly impressive!

Kachori chaat: Kachoris with their yummy filling are scrumptious, crunchy and have the just right blend of masalas. Paired with khajoor (dates) and tamarind chutney along with some fresh curd, your taste buds are going to thank you. The Bikaneri Kachori is loved by the locals and is well known for alluring food lovers from all around the world. To crank it up a mark, throw in some sprouts and chopped vegetables and you have yourself a mouth-watering, nutritious and international-menu worthy snack!

Have you tried one of these snacks? Have an idea to make these better? Leave us a comment below!


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