Swad Sadak Ke! Who doesn’t like street food, even if it comes garnished with a layer of dust, and sweat too, perhaps! We decided to make a stopover at a few makeshift, snack selling shops across the country.  These are a few of our favourite Indian street snacks, and yours?

Every state, city, town & village in India has street food all of its own. Here’s a handful of soulful snacks – deep-fried, spicy, dirty, cheap, mouthwatering, sweet, fresh, stale, overcooked and evenly roasted – that’s had us licking our fingers for decades

– The Indian Trumpet’s Bachpan (Childhood) special

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Bhutta
Rainy day. Lots of nimbu and namak. Charcoal. Corn on the cob. Evenly roasted.

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Pani Puri
Explosive taste. Golfball-sized dumpling. Tamarind water. Sweet, sour, spicy. No one can have just one.

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Moongfali
Time pass. Salted, spicy, boiled, dry roasted or raw. A large karahi (wok). Roasted in hot salt. Winter.

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Sweet Corn
Red chili. A dash of lemon. Salt to taste. Spoonfuls of masala. A cupful. Golden yellow kernels.

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Nimbu Pani
Natural. Thirst quencher. Indian lemonade. Sugar syrup. Salt. Desi summer cooler.

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Kaacha Aam
Chatpata. Red chilli. Thin, raw. Slurp. Spicy snack.

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Bhel Puri
Puffed rice. Tangy tamarind and mint chutney. Savoury. Dry and wet bhel. Combination of sev, onions, papadis, potatoes, raw mango, et al.

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Matar Chole
Boiled chickpeas. Chopped onions. Small thin kulchas. Favourite lunch dish. Patile wale chole.

Keep blowing the Trumpet! This & many more stories await in the pages!