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8 Lip-Smacking Indian Snacks!

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India is a country as vast and diverse as it's rich culinary heritage. The cooking methods influences from the Britishers, Mughals, French, Portugese and the Persians. India is a country diverse in flavors everywhere you go. Every city boasts of a famous snack in India.

Here's a list of some mouth-watering delicacies every 'foodie' must try!

Aloo Tikki & Momos - Delhi

One of the famous street food in Delhi is aloo tikki. You just cant go without this flavor and then regret later. Just to make it more yum-yum you could add a dose of curd on top of your tikki. You could try it out at Natraj in Chandni Chowk or Bittoo Tikki Wala at NSP.

And who is not familiar with momos ?? This is one of the super spicy & affordable street food available on the streets of Delhi. It is served with hot-red chilli garlic tomato sauce. You could try it out at Bungalow Road or QD's Restaurant in Delhi.

Hyderabadi Dum Biryani - Hyderabad

Originated from the kitchens of South India, hyderabadi biryani comes with a blend of Mughlai and Telugu cuisine. This is one of the famous food recipes of the Nawabs. A must try lusciously marinated chicken, meat, or goat ; enriched with delicious spices; the vessel is covered with dough and steamed over hot coals. You could try it out at Paradise Biryani House, Secunderabad or at Cafe Bahar, Avanti Nagar, Hyderabad.

Chocolate Toast - Pune

Toasts and Sandwiches are prominent all across India. But this chocolate toast is just yum and satisfying and gives happiness at another level. This lip-smacking munchie has to be on the list of every chocolate lover and foodie ever born! You just can't miss it! You could try it out at Flavours' Outlets at F.C. Road, Marketyard or Vishal Chocolate Toast and Sandwich, Bibvewadi, Pune.

Vada Pav - Mumbai

Mumbai's popular street food; Vada Pav is found everwhere in the city. From gali ke thele (street vendors) to retaurants and to cinemas; Vada Pav is everywhere. It is a combination of deep fried potato patty and soft and fluffy Pav served with spicy and sweet chutney and deep fried green chilli. The best place is try it out is at the Mumbai streets otherwise you could try it out outside Mithibai College, Parle.

Samosa - North India

Even though Samosa originated in the Middle East and Central Asia, it is one of the most favorite Indian snacks too. The crunchy outer layer and spicy potato filling is what making is everyone's favorite. It is best enjoyed with red and green chutney and it is also a perfect chai-time snack. To make it more delicious you could eat it as samosa chaat or top it up some jalebis.

Ghewar - Haryana & Rajasthan

For those of my chummies who have a luscious tooth should definitely have Ghewar on the top of the list of your Indian snacks to try. A speciality of Rajasthan and Haryana, Ghewar is a dessert best enjoyed in monsoon season. It also includes varieties like plain ghewar, mawa ghewar and malai ghewar. Teej festival is celebrated by relishing Ghewar by the people of Rajasthan and Haryana.

Kebabs - Lucknow

Straight from the Lucknowi Shehar, these mouth-watering kebabs are just delicious. Marinated in exquisite spices, crunchy on the outside and soft inside are the galouti, ghutwa, pasanda, shami, boti, seekh and gola kebabs to name a few served with mint chutney or other dippings. You could try it out at Hazratganj, Tunde Ke Kebab or Dastarkhwan.

Litti Chokha - Bihar

This authentic Bihari cuisine dish, complete ghee-soaked litti in moist chokha is the tasty experience in itself. Party for Biharis means a Litti party, you'll rarely find a bihari who would say no to Litti Chokha. It is served with aloo and baigan bharta or curd. You could try when on the streets of Patna.

Aamir Khan gorging on Litti chokha in Bihar several years back (Photo- Nat Geo Traveller India)

Jalebis - North India

Jalebi - the swirl of happiness and also one of the famous Indian snack dessert. Its is prepared by deep frying the batter into coil shape and then dipping it into sweet syrup. It is also used as cure for headaches and cold with warm milk in Northern India. You could try it from any local sweet shops around the country.

The best thing about India is that you get to have different flavors in every corner that you visit of India. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, there is a long list of Indian snacks that is a must to try!

Hope you love this post and have a luscious snacks time. Happy Snacking!

Until next time,

XOXO, The Influencing Miss!

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