6 Amazing Finger Licking Namkeen Snacks You Must Try
India is a nation where every individual has a soft spot for delicious food. Our scrumptious delicacies are not only famous within our geographical boundaries but also in countries abroad.
A nation so foodie, each and every corner of India has tons of food gems hidden that if we start bringing them to light, we’ll need an entire decade to taste all these majestic delicacies.
But before delving into these gem food items, let’s start with the basics. Below mentioned are some of the most popular Indian namkeen snacks that if you haven’t tasted these, my friend, you are missing out on a lot.
Bhel Puri is without any doubt one of the most popular Indian namkeen snacks that marks its origin from the state of Maharashtra. A spicy chaat, it’s prepared by mixing puffed rice, finely chopped tomatoes, onions and green chillies, sev, tamarind and coriander chutney. The dish is very easy to prepare and a perfect quick dish for times when hunger strikes.
Originating from the state of Gujarat, Dhoklas are both, healthy and delicious. There are instant Dhokla mix packets available in the market today that allow you to make authentic Gujarati style Dhoklas at home.
Papads are available in a plethora of varieties – rice papad, moong dal papad, potato papads, etc. These make up for a super quick and enormously tasty Indian snack. All you need to do is fry or roast a papad and add a mix of finely chopped onion, tomatoes, sprouts and coriander chutney to the papad. Add some lemon juice and serve instantly.
This is one interesting Chinese version of regular bhel that’s exclusively available only in India. If you wish to make your own Chinese Bhel, take some fried noodles and add a mix of chopped cabbage, carrots, capsicum and onions. Then, add a little of tomato and schezwan sauce, and blend well. Wallah!! Your dish is ready.
It’s one popular Maharashtrian dish that all the north Indians today are getting crazy about. One of the extremely popular Indian namkeen snacks, Vada pav is a dish made by stuffing batata vada (potato bombs) in between a bun along with spicy, zesty sauces and onion slivers. Vada Pavs are available at every nook and corner of Maharashtra.
This is a quick breakfast snack which is now gaining popularity across the Indian nation. Healthy and delicious, it’s a perfect dish for times of cravings. To make Poha at home, moisten the poha (flattened rice flakes) and keep aside. Meanwhile, stir fry finely chopped onions, chills and coriander leaves and cook for a while. You can also add chopped potatoes and tomatoes if you wish. Once cooked properly, add poha, spices and mix well.