Desi Street Food
Desi Street Food

Food is the greatest love of my life! Not only mine – food is one of the greatest love of every desi‘s life. That’s the reason there is so much variety everywhere! We can find delicious grub at most every home or restaurant in the country, but let’s face it: the best place to eat is definitely the streets. Seriously, no other country has the variety of street food like we have. Delicious, mouth-watering street food that one misses especially when they’re a million miles away!  So to make you guys hungry again, here’s a list of Indian street food that makes us happy #Desis!

1) Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

Best bhaji is Pav bhaji, best Indian street food in the world is Pav Bhaji, any argument otherwise is invalid.

2) Dosas


Not only limited to the regular Sada Dosa, Masala Dosa and stuff, our dosas have been bastardized into something out of the world! I mean there’s Chinese dosa, there’s Chilly Cheese Dosa…there’s Pav Bhaji Dosa! GIVE ME ALL THE DOSAS NOWWWWW!



3) Samosas

Samosas (photo courtesy |
Samosas (photo courtesy |

Samosas are the key to my soul. I think you can seduce people by offering them Samosas here!


Brb, stuffing myself with spicy Samosas. Now.

4) Vada Pav

Vada Pav

The Indian burger but OMG it’s so much more! It’s fried potatoes, green chillies, mint chutney and sweet chutney…all of this in bread! This is heaven.

5) Chaat

Sev Puri

Chaat is the wide umbrella under which comes bhel puri, sev puri, pani puri, ragda patties and the list can go on and on and on! Chaat means happiness, chaat means love, chaat means a full tummy on a nice cold day!

6) Bhajis


The only reason I want the monsoons to come back is because that’s the only weather where one can binge on bhajis the entire day. Guilt free.

7) Dabeli


Plain dabeli is everything delicious, but it’s just a WHOA. Add cheese to this and it’ll shoot right up and become WHOAAA! See? It’s simple!

8) Frankie


Rolls with any kind of filling your heart desires along with aamchoor, cheese, sauces and every flavour you would want in your mouth at that particular time. Frankie is greatness; it’s like the best street food invention in the world!

9) Idli


Simple, healthy and delicious! Idli is the guy you eventually want to stay with for the rest of your life.

10) Parathas


Buttery, delicious and has many varieties, add potato or keema or paneer or even gobi if you like that stuff (characters of Mujhse Dosti Karoge definitely do) and parathas will be the best thing you put in your mouth. But if idli is the guy you end up with, paratha is that wild boy who broke your heart in college but you secretly still pine for him sometimes!

11) Kulfi


#TeamKulfiForever! Ice cream? What’s that?

12) Momos


Momos are now the staple street food of the north east which has made its impact into the rest of the country. Delicious momos melting in the mouth accompanied by various sauces.. it’s a delight to our senses! Veg momos are great, but dude – chicken momos are like Oh My God. *said in Janice’s voice*

13) Sandwiches


Sandwiches we can find in a nukkad shop are SO much more better than the ones we get in restaurants or fast food chains! I mean look at the variety the street vendors have. Grilled cheese? Check! Vegetables and cheese? Check! Pizza sandwich? Check! Cheese and Mayo sandwich? Check! Sev Puri sandwich? Check! Nutella sandwich? Check! These guys have everything!

14) Chhole Bhature

Chole Bhature

Chhole bhature is what I want to eat when I’m about to die and officials ask what my ‘aakhri khwaish‘ is!

15) Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun tastes like what God would make for you if you did something that would guarantee you a place in heaven, and we get it without doing any effort! What luck!

Which is your favourite desi food? Don’t forget you can also get your own DotDesi domain name here! Dump the .com and the .in and show your #desipride with .desi!