Onion bhaji are one of the great staters or snacks. The trick to making vengaya bhaji is to ensure there is more onion than batter.
Capsicums filled with a delicately spiced paneer mixture, bharwan simla mirch, are perfect for a vegetable dish on their own, as part of a feast, or as a starter.
A dish from the street-vendor tradition of Delhi. Palak chaat is made from crispy fried spinach leaves and chaat dressings.
A street food favourite. Chole chaat can be served on it's own, as a snack, a nourishing lunch or as a side dish to a more complex meal. The flavour combinations from the chickpeas, tomato and onion, the chaat masala and the chutney and the crunch of the sev make this a quite special dish.
The classic North Indian dish. From Persia, it is not hot, but has a gentle and subtle spice background. Part of the flavour comes from the slightly charred outside of the chicken.
Take some boiled eggs, onion, tomato and a few spices and you have anda chaat, another great street food from Delhi.
Fruit chaat, or phala chaat, is a blend of assorted fruits, preferably sweet acidic fruits, tossed with potatoes and chaat masala.
Masala dosa - spiced potato in rice and lentil crepes - are one of life's great joys. Simple, easy, fast and ca be served as a starter, snack, lunch or as a light dinner.
These are savoury fried snacks, originating from the south of India. They can be described variously as fritters, cutlets, doughnuts, or dumplings. This recipe for medu vada is our family recipe for a simple lentil-based vada.
A slightly hot Portuguese-inspired mussel dish from Goa. Xinaneao recheado can be served as a starter, a snack, or even a main meal.
This Goan dish, apa de camarao, has a wonderful taste combination - a hot, savoury and slightly sweet filling of prawn, baked inside a sweet coconut cake.
From the street food vendors of Kolkatta comes this spiced chicken, wrapped in an egg soaked flatbread. Kolkatta kebabs are quite possibly the world's best snack.