Churned out along the length and breadth of the country, these popular street snacks are cater to hungry diners all through the year, but take on an extra dollop of deliciousness during the cold winter months. From hot steaming cuppas of ginger tea and molten sweet jalebis, to delicious stuffed parathas and happiness in the form of deep fried kachoris—these ten Indian snacks will warm your tummy and your heart.
Chai from Giani Tea Stall
Gurmit Singh has been running his tea stall very successfully for the last 58 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. When it comes to bubbling hot creamy chai, this man has the perfect formula.
Malaiyo from Shribandhu Sweets
Shribandhu Sweets off Kachauri Gali is one the most famous sweet shops of Varanasi and locals swear by its fresh preparations.
Channa bhatura at Sita Ram and Sons
To sample some of the best channa bhaturas in town, make your way to Sita Ram and Sons, a famous eating joint at Shimla’s Lakkar Bazaar.
Shrewsbury biscuits from Kayani Bakery
Over half a century old, this tiny, old-school Irani bakery is a Pune landmark.
Pav Bhaji from Sardaar Pav Bhaji
If you’ve had pav bhaji anywhere else, we can assure you that it cannot even be compared to the one Sardaar Pav Bhaji dishes out
Om Sai Paratha is the 5-star equivalent in street food, and dishes out some of the most hygienic, expensive and delicious parathas you’ll ever eat.
Samosas from Munni Lal Halwai
Few things taste as good as a hot samosa on a cold winter day. And when the samosa in question is made by Munni Lal Halwai (Frontier Waale),a samosa shop in Gole Market, you'll be salivating, weather notwithstanding.
Jalebis from Chandni Chowk
Situated at the northern end of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Chandni Chowk, this age-old sweet shop dishes out the juiciest jalebis in the city.
Ram laddoos in Alaknanda market
It's difficult to trace the heritage of these deep fried balls of moong dal popularly known in the capital as Ram laddoo. Essentially, the laddoos are golden balls of lentils which are light and fluffy, crunchy on the top and soft inside, and are served with a garnish of tangy green chutney and grated radish. Vendors station themselves at crowded hubs across the city, and the one at the Alaknanda market in south delhi is definitely one of the best.
Kebabs at Bade Miya
If you’re in the mood for meat on a stick or just a quick mutton roll to fill you up before or after a binge drinking session around town, this roadside eatery near Colaba Causeway is something of an institution when it comes to midnight snacking. Functioning out of a tiny cart parked in the alley behind Taj Mahal Palace in Apollo Bunder, Bade Miya is a name synonymous with great kebabs, delectable Baida Roti (flat bread doused and fried with egg) and delicious tandoori preps. This place is essentially a take away place while they have a few tables which are invariably occupied. Most prefer to grab a roll for the road by just driving past this master of flaming meats. If you’re planning a full-fledged meal, circle Mutton Rohanjosh or Mutton Bhuna among mutton dishes, Chicken Lasooni Tikka or Chicken Reshmi Tikka among chicken specialties or the full Chicken Tandoori if you have the stomach for it. Also, if you’re more comfortable with a sit down experience in a restaurant setting, head to their new branch only 5 minutes from this one at Fort (7/8/9, 6, Botawala Building, Near State Central Library, Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai, Phone: 022 22655657).
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