Delicious Street Foods That Are Nutritious Meals

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah.      .

Each one of us loves food! As a collective, all of us are foodies! From intriguing and aromatic spices to diverse delicious local cuisines to innovativeness, Indian street foods sure are a rage; indisputably so! These signature recipes are absolutely scrumptious and can pack in loads of nutrition too. You are bound to find people of different strata clustered around a street food stall, gorging away, with an incredible aroma wafting all around! We are captivated by these modest dishes and how do they send our taste buds in to an overdrive. Now, Indian street foods might be greasy and a wee bit insanitary, but there’s no denying it’s delicious! Making it at home can help you assuage your fears.

Lip-smacking good Indian street foods that will make you swoon!

Indian Street Foods

1. Pav bhaji: A timeless classic! This one is a really healthy meal packed with scores of veggies and a handful of other ingredients that can be effortlessly put together. What’s even better is, it goes from the stove to the kitchen table in less than 30minutes! Colourful, flavourful, healthy – the pav bhaji checks all the boxes. After you've plated up, top with lots of coriander, freshly squeezed lime juice and a smidge of butter! Loaded with tomatoes, green peas, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and bell peppers, this dish serves up a host of potent antioxidants and some protein as well. Additionally, it's absolutely Instagram-worthy! Make sure you use Tata Sampann Pav Bhaji Masala and you don’t need any other seasoning. Crafted by master chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Tata Sampann Pav Bhaji Masala contains dagad phool or stone flower which adds an earthy flavour to the spice mix, which helps you make street-style pav bhaji at home.

2. Sandwich: A flavourful, wholesome freestyle meal idea! There is a multitude of creative ways to make a sandwich; it is super versatile and you can play around with diverse ingredients. Select from – tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, onions, carrots, beets, lettuce, spinach, corn and fashion your own sandwich. For the sandwich spread – mint-coriander chutney, cheese spread, chili sauce, hummus or yogurt dressing work wonders. Go ahead, sprinkle pepper, garlic powder, chaat masala, chili powder, or cheese, and voila! You have a yummy nutritious meal!

3. Egg bhurji: Healthy MealsThis one is for those who do not want to follow complicated recipes; however, they do want a flavour-packed hearty meal! There's absolutely nothing more heartening than a bowl of fluffy egg bhurji and to cook up this family friendly meal, all you’ve to do is whisk the eggs real well and you end up with a melt-in-the-mouth texture and a fabulous taste! Eggs are brimming over with top-notch quality protein and choline, giving you a huge nutrient boost. Throw in veggies of your choice for an antioxidant punch!

4. Dosa: Nothing beats a dosa! Made from protein-loaded lentils and rice, and served with toor dal sambar and coconut chutney, it makes for a complete wholesome delectable meal. Choose from the quintessential sada dosa and masala dosa, to Mysore dosa, paneer paalak dosa, paneer masala dosa, cheese dosa, cheese dosa, to even chocolate dosa! These look and taste decadent, but they do pack in a ton of nutrition.

5. Ragda pattice: You should add the ragda pattice to your weekly cooking lineup for a no-stress fuss-free meal. A very healthy meal option, the ragda pattice is a treat for your taste buds. Crispy, shallow fried, potato tikkis dunked in a kabuli chana or white peas curry and topped with sweet yogurt and plenty of salad and dusted with some sev. The beans give you a protein overload, while the salad promises you a burst of strong antioxidants. This recipe is complete proof that indulgence can be super healthy!

These recipes can be your new healthy go-to, without any guilt! They are outstandingly yummy and a giant storehouse of the choicest nutrients. And, what’s great about these dishes is that they are really easy to make!

Don’t choose between health and taste


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