28 Indian Street Food Recipes to Make at Home

This collection of 28 Indian street food recipes are designed for easy cooking. From tangy chaats to crispy pakoras, You’ll always an idea to cook next.

A plate of Chicken Kathi Rolls garnished with herbs.

Are you craving the delicious taste of Indian street food? Check out our carefully selected collection of authentic and easy-to-make recipes from the Indian subcontinent! 

With choices ranging from starters to desserts, you will find classic dishes like papdi chaat, chicken tikka masala, and ras malai. These recipes are easy to make but guaranteed to satiate your taste buds. 

Impress your family and friends with these mouthwatering dishes and bring the flavors of India to your kitchen without the restaurant price!

28. Papdi Chaat

A bowl of Papdi chaat with mint green napkin and a spoon on the side.
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Papdi chaat is potato and chickpea salad with a unique taste. It’s sweet, creamy, spicy, and savory at the same time. It’s just a delicious starter.

Get the recipe: Papdi Chaat.

27. Sev Puri

Three Sev Puris on a wooden board.
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Sev Puri is a classic Bombay street food with delightful flavors and textures. The interplay of two classic chaat chutneys adds to the taste adventure – the tangy tamarind sweet and sour chutney beautifully contrasts with the refreshing coolness of the cilantro-mint chutney. 

Get the recipe: Sev Puri.

26. Bhel Puri

Indian snack Bhel Puri on a grey round plate.
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Bhel Puri is a popular Mumbai street food snack prepared using crispy puffed rice, puri or papdi, vegetables, sev (gram flour vermicelli), and three types of chutneys. This street-style bhel recipe is a quick and easy recipe that tastes similar to the bhel puri recipe found in the streets of Mumbai.

Get the recipe: Bhel Puri.

25. Gujarati Khichu

A plate of Kichu.
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Gujarati Khichu, a popular savory dish, is known as Papdi no Lot or Khichiya papdi lot. This easy and quick snack or side dish is made with rice flour, green chilies, and basic spices and is served hot with peanut oil and pickle masala.

Get the recipe: Gujarati Khichu.

24. Aloo Pakora

A stack of Aloo Pakora.
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This Aloo Pakora is sliced potato discs coated in a spiced gram flour batter. It’s crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside.

Get the recipe: Aloo Pakora.

23. Aloo Paratha

Slices of Aloo Paratha on a plate with a fork and knife on the left and fresh herbs on the right.
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This Aloo Paratha recipe is what you want to try for a savory snack or a light meal when you like something simple but a little bit more elaborate than a sandwich.

Get the recipe: Aloo Paratha.

22. Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji.
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Onion bhaji, also known as onion pakora, is a crispy and spicy onion cake that is great to eat with chutney.

Get the recipe: Onion Bhaji.

21. Chana Chaat

Chana chaat.
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Chana Chaat is a tasty snack that you can make in no time. With chickpeas as its main ingredient, it offers refreshingly tangy, sweet, and spicy flavors—a perfect choice for a snack and appetizer.

Get the recipe: Chana Chaat.

20. Samosa Chaat

Samosa chaat.
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This samosa chaat is the no-ordinary snack you ever come across. It’s light but hearty, savory yet tangy and sweet at the same time. In short, it’s just delicious. 

Get the recipe: Samosa Chaat.

19. Matar Kachori

Matar Kachoris garniched with herbs.
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Matar Kachori (Peas kachori) is a delicious North Indian snack of crispy, flaky, deep-fried pastry stuffed with tangy, spicy green peas filling. This proper winter appetizer is the best companion with a cup of hot masala chai. This Shasta matar ki kachori has all the crunch and flavor to hit the right spots. 

Get the recipe: Matar Kachori.

18. Keema Samosa

A plate of Keema Samosas garnished with herbs.
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This delicious mutton Keema Samosa is the perfect handheld snack. Filled with a bright, spicy, smoky meat filling and fried to crispy golden perfection, you will love this tasty and savory patti samosa appetizer.

Get the recipe: Keema Samosa.

17. Aloo Chop

A bowl of Aloo Chop with a fork.
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A simple Niramish street food recipe from Odisha that anyone can follow. Seasoned mashed potato balls dipped in chickpea flour/besan batter and then deep-fried to perfection. Enjoy these slightly crispy cutlets, crispy from the outside and soft from the inside, as your evening snack with tea or coffee.

Get the recipe: Aloo Chop.

16. Bengali Vegetable Chop

A plate of Bengali Vegetable Chop with a small bowl of red sauce and a glass of chai.
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Bengali Vegetable Chop or Croquette is a popular snack made with beetroot, carrot, potatoes, spices, and breadcrumbs and deep-fried until golden brown. It is a well-known street food from Bengal and is entirely vegan.

Get the recipe: Bengali Vegetable Chop.

15. Chicken Kathi Roll

A plate of Chicken Kathi Rolls garnished with herbs.
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Chicken Kathi Roll is a popular Indian street food made with juicy chunks of chicken kebabs, freshly sliced onions, green chilies, coriander leaves, and mustard sauce rolled in soft, flaky parathas. Kati roll, also known as Kathi, has its roots in Kolkata. Hence, it is also known as the Kolkata Chicken Roll.

Get the recipe: Chicken Kathi Roll.

14. Shami Kebab

Shami Kabab.
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Shami Kebab is one delicious kebab with a beautiful texture and delicate spiciness mixed with savory meat. It’s one of the must-have snack items in Pakistani/ Indian households simply because they’re too good to exclude.

Get the recipe: Shami Kebab.

13. Ghugni

A bowl of Ghugni.
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Ghugni is a curry that uses white or yellow matar (peas) and potato in a whole load of spices, topped with onion, chilies, and coriander. Its taste and flavor will surely make you crave more. It is light, fulfilling, yummy, and relatively easy on the pockets.

Get the recipe: Ghugni.

12. Masala Peanuts

A bowl of masala peanuts.
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Crispy, crunchy, and coated with a delicious blend of spices, these Air Fryer masala peanuts will become your next favorite healthy snack. 

Get the recipe: Masala Peanuts.

11. Kala Chana Chaat

A bowl of Kala Chana Chaat.
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Today, I am sharing a recipe for one popular street food that is near and dear to me. Kala Chana Chaat! It’s a simple, easy-to-make snack that is perfect for all occasions. This low-fat, protein-rich dish is a versatile street food that you can adapt to your liking for spice and flavor.

Get the recipe: Kala Chana Chaat.

10. Chicken Tikka

Skewers of Chicken Tikka on an oval dish with some salad.
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This chicken tikka kebab uses aromatic spices and yogurt for marination and then grilled to perfection to get a flavorful and succulent chicken on the skewer. Perfect for a light lunch or barbecue menu.

Get the recipe: Chicken Tikka.

9. Paneer Tikka Masala

A bowl of Paneer Tikka Masala garnished with cashew nuts and paneer pieces, with naan bread on the side.
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This Paneer Tikka Masala recipe is a delicious example of Indian cuisine. The dish comprises paneer (Indian cottage cheese) cooked in a creamy tomato sauce loaded with delicious Indian spices.

Get the recipe: Paneer Tikka Masala.

8. Chicken Seekh Kabab

Chicken Seekh Kabab on a bed of lettuce with lemon and naan bread next to it.
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Enjoy the sizzle of Chicken Seekh Kabab: a fiery, tender blend of minced chicken grilled to perfection on skewers. Perfect as an appetizer, these succulent kababs pair wonderfully with fluffy naan and a tangy tomato chutney kick. A must-try treat!

Get the recipe: Chicken Seekh Kabab.

7. Chicken Tikka Masala

Plates of chicken tikka masala with rice and naan bread.
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Chicken tikka masala is an ever-popular Indian dish you should try making at home. With this super easy recipe, you can create a tasty, succulent grilled chicken dish in a creamy, spicy tomato sauce without a restaurant bill.

Get the recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala.

6. Keema Paratha

A stack of Keema Paratha on a white plate with a small bowl of yogurt on the side.
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Keema Paratha is minced meat stuffed flatbread that is delicious with a dollop of plain yogurt. The beef has well-balanced spices, and the bread is crispy and moist.

Get the recipe: Keema Paratha.

5. Lamb Nihari

A bowl of lamb Nihari with lemon and ginger slices.
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Simply indulgence for a weekend brunch. That is what this meltingly-tender lamb nihari has to offer. Its aromatic gravy is so delicious to mop with your naan bread.

Get the recipe: Lamb Nihari.

4. Rasmalai

Rasmalai.
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Try the delight of Rasmalai crafted from milk powder: soft, fluffy dumplings drenched in lightly sweetened, fragrant milk. This dessert is easy to prepare and irresistibly delicious, making you want a second serving. Perfect for any occasion, it’s a treat that promises satisfaction with every spoonful.

Get the recipe: Rasmalai.

3. Kheer

A bowl of rice pudding, Kheer with a spoon on the side.
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Kheer is one of the most loved desserts in Pakistani and Indian cuisines. It’s the rice pudding at a different level compared to others alike. 

Get the recipe: Kheer.

2. Besan Barfi

Besan barfi.
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This sweet Indian mithai will remind you of sweet fudge. However, Besan Barfi uses besan flour/ chickpea flour, a rich protein and fiber source. So this mithai tastes richer and will make you feel less guilty when enjoying it.

Get the recipe: Besan Barfi.

1. Besan Ladoos

Besan Ladoos.
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Like the Barfi version, Besan Ladoos also uses besan flour/ chickpea flour. The difference is that this mithai does not use milk like its cousin. With the crumbly buttery texture and the right sweetness (unlike the overly sweet store-bought ones), you will not worry too much about enjoying this mithai with your cup of coffee or tea. 

Get the recipe: Besan Ladoos.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.

Bio:

Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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