The Ultimate Guide to Tea-Time Delights: 8 Lesser-Known Indian Snacks
Chana Chaat: A spicy and tangy snack made from chickpeas, onions, tomatoes, and a medley of spices. It’s a popular street food in North India.
Poha: Hailing from Maharashtra, Poha is a flattened rice dish cooked with spices, peas, and sometimes topped with grated coconut and sev.
Kalmi Vada: Crispy and flavorful lentil fritters from Rajasthan, Kalmi Vada is made from split black gram (urad dal) and spices.
Khatta Dhokla: A sour and savory steamed rice cake from Gujarat, Khatta Dhokla gets its unique flavor from a fermented rice and lentil batter.
Khandvi: A delicacy from the state of Gujarat, Khandvi consists of thin, tightly rolled gram flour sheets served with a tempering of mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Akki Roti: A South Indian specialty, Akki Roti is a gluten-free flatbread made from rice flour, mixed with vegetables and spices, and cooked on a griddle.
Farali Pattice: A fasting snack popular during festivals, these stuffed potato patties are seasoned with spices and can be filled with a variety of ingredients like peanuts and paneer.
Makki Ki Roti with Sarson Ka Saag: A Punjabi favorite, this combination features cornmeal flatbread (Makki Ki Roti) served with a spicy mustard greens curry (Sarson Ka Saag).