a platter of onion bhaji

onion bhaji

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.

a serving plate of crisp fried spinach with chaaat dressings

spinach chaat

A dish from the street-vendor tradition of Delhi. Palak chaat is made from crispy fried spinach leaves and chaat dressings.

a bowl of chickpea, tomato and onion salad

chickpea, tomato and onion salad

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.

a bowl of fruit chaat

fruit chaat

Fruit chaat, or phala chaat, is a mix of fruits, tossed with potatoes and chaat masala.

two masala dosa on a plate with serving dish of coconut chutney

masala dosa

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.

four chicken roti rolls on a platter

chicken kathi roll

From the street food vendors of Kolkatta comes this spiced chicken, wrapped in an egg soaked flatbread. Kathi rolls are quite possibly the world’s best snack.

two paneer roti rolls on a plate with a serve of kachumber

paneer kathi roll

Spiced paneer, wrapped in an egg soaked flatbread; paneer kathi rolls could be the world’s best vegetarian snack.