10 Quick & Easy Street Food Recipes to Try Yourself

10 Mouth-watering Street Food Recipes to Try at Home

Street food may not be the healthiest kind of food out there, but the varieties and tastes are absolutely amazing. You can indulge in it now and then. It is something quick for people to turn to if they want a snack while on the go, or even if they just want to sample the delicious food.

Popular Indian Street Foods to Make At Home

Here are some delicious Indian street food recipes for you to try at home:

1. Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

Out of the various Indian Street food recipes, vegetarian pav bhaji is the most famous.


  • Pav Buns, 12
  • Onions, 2, finely chopped
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Coriander leaves, 1 sprig, finely chopped
  • Ginger, 1 inch, grated
  • Garlic, 3 cloves, grated
  • Tomato paste, 1 cup
  • Capsicum, 1, finely chopped
  • Carrots, 2, diced
  • Cabbage, ½ cup, chopped
  • Cauliflower, 1 cups, florets
  • Potatoes, 3, peeled, diced
  • Pav bhaji masala, 2 teaspoons
  • Chaat masala, 1 teaspoon
  • Green peas, ½ cup, steamed
  • Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Salt to taste

Servings: Serves Four


  • Over a heated pressure cooker, add oil, onions, ginger and garlic.
  • Sauté until the onions are cooked and slightly translucent.
  • Add tomato paste, capsicum, carrots, cabbage, cauliflowers and potatoes.
  • Add pav bhaji masala and chaat masala
  • Mix well and add a half cup of water.
  • Close the lid and allow to cook for about three to four whistles
  • Remove from heat and allow the steam to release by itself
  • Once all the steam is gone, open the cooker and mash the pav bhaji until it is creamy looking.
  • Add in lemon juice, butter, peas and mix well
  • Sprinkle extra virgin olive oil on the sides of the pavs
  • On a tawa, fry the bread until slightly golden on the inside
  • Serve hot

Total Cook Time: 55 minutes

2. Vada Pav

Vada Pav

One of the quickest and easiest street food, it can be eaten on the go.


For Aloo

  • Oil, 2 teaspoon
  • Mustard, ½ teaspoon
  • Asafetida (Hing), pinch
  • Curry leaves, 1 sprig
  • Ginger, 1 inch, crushed
  • Garlic, 2 cloves, crushed
  • Chilli, 1, finely chopped
  • Coriander, 2 tablespoons, finely chopped
  • Turmeric (Haldi), ¼ teaspoon
  • Potatoes, 2, peeled, boiled and mashed
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon

Besan Batter

  • Gram flour (besan), 3/4 cup
  • Rice flour, 1 tablespoon
  • Turmeric (Haldi), ¼ teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon
  • Asafetida (hing), pinch
  • Salt, ¼ teaspoon
  • Baking soda, ¼ teaspoon
  • Water, ½ cup
  • Oil


  • Dinner rolls/pavs, 6
  • Green chilli, 7
  • Green chutney
  • Tamarind chutney
  • Dry garlic chutney

Servings: Serves six


  • Mix all the ingredients for aloo mixture and form into little balls
  • Dip it into besan mixture, coating it well
  • Deep fry aloo balls
  • Spread the chutneys over the insides of pavs
  • Place chilli and aloo ball on the inside and close
  • Serve hot

Total Cook Time: 30 minutes

3. Tunday Kabab

Tunday Kabab

This is one of the most famous Lucknow street food recipes of all time.


  • Minced meat, 500 gm
  • Kachari powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Caraway Seeds, 2 teaspoons
  • Green Cardamoms, 10
  • Cloves, 10
  • Mace blades, 4
  • Black cardamom, 3
  • Black peppercorns, 10
  • Stone flowers, 4
  • Fennel seeds, two teaspoons
  • Star anise, 3
  • Rose petals, 4, dried
  • Kabab chini, 3
  • Cinnamon, 1 inch
  • Nutmeg, 1, crushed
  • Khas ki jadh, 1 tablespoon
  • Pan ki jadh, 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic, 2 teaspoons, finely chopped
  • Browned onions, 1 cup
  • Raw papaya paste, 1/4 cup
  • Rosewater, 2 teaspoons
  • Ghee, ¼ cup
  • Gram flour, ¼ cup, roasted
  • Butter, 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander, chopped
  • Onion rings

Servings: Serves three


  • Grind spices together into a powder
  • Place a piece of charcoal in an open flame
  • Mix minced meat, raw papaya paste and garlic in a bowl
  • Crush browned onions with chilli powder, salt, gram flour, ground masala powder and rosewater.
  • Mix into the meat and place this mixture on a plate
  • Put heated charcoal in a small bowl and put it in the middle of the plate of minced meat\
  • Drizzle butter over the piece of charcoal and immediately cover the dish
  • Drizzle ghee on a heated tawa
  • Take meat into small lumps and cook it well on all sides
  • Garnish each piece with some onions and coriander

Total Cook Time: 20 minutes

4. Momos


Delicious finger food that is very good for you and amazing to eat.


  • Maida, 250 g
  • Cabbage, 500 g
  • Onions, 200 g, finely chopped
  • Ghee, 1 tablespoon
  • Ajinomoto, 2 teaspoons
  • Salt to taste

Servings: Serves four


  • Knead the dough and keep aside. Cover with damp cloth.
  • In a bowl, add all the ingredients and mix.
  • Roll dough out into small and thin circular disks.
  • Put filling at the centre of these and fold them, using water to bind edges shut.
  • Steam for 15 minutes, and make sure that they are not touching each other in the steamer.
  • Serve with tomato chutney.

Total Cook Time: 30 minutes

5. Muttai Dosa

Muttai Dosa

Source: Pinterest

If you have kids, this Muttai dosa is one of the tastiest street food egg recipes to give them.


  • Dosa batter, 4 cups
  • Eggs, 4
  • Pepper, pinch
  • Ghee, ½ teaspoon each dosa

Servings: Serves four


  • Heat a tawa or pan
  • When hot, add ghee and spread well
  • Add one big spoon of batter and spread well into a circular shape
  • Beat an egg in a bowl and spread it onto the dosa
  • Sprinkle some seasonings of salt and pepper
  • Drizzle ghee onto edges to keep from sticking to the pan
  • Flip and let the egg cook
  • Once all dosas are made, serve with chutney, sambar or plain.

Total Cook Time: 15 minutes

6. Veg Noodles

Veg Noodles

The next time someone gets a craving for some Indo Chinese street food, this Indian street food noodles recipe is the one to use.


  • Noodles, 200 grams
  • Water, 1.5 litres
  • Oil, ½ teaspoon
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Cabbage, 1 cup, shredded
  • Carrot, 1, shredded
  • Spring onions, 3, fine chopped
  • French beans, 8 to 10, sliced diagonally
  • Capsicum, 1, finely chopped
  • Garlic, 4 cloves, finely chopped
  • Ginger, 1 inch, finely chopped
  • Soy sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Celery, 2 teaspoons, fine chopped
  • Sesame sauce, 3 tablespoons
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon

Servings: Serves three


  • Prepare noodles and strain them
  • Heat some oil in a large pan
  • Add ginger and garlic. Sauté for a few seconds
  • Set the flame to high, then add onions
  • Sauté until onions are translucent
  • Add vegetables one by one
  • Continue to cook on high flame. Keep stirring
  • Vegetables should remain crunchy, so do not overcook them
  • Add celery, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Continue to stir
  • Add this mixture into noodles and toss until everything is well combined
  • Serve hot

Total Cooking Time: 30 minutes

7. Idli


Idli is a popular South Indian breakfast that is already enjoyed by many.


  • Urad dal, ½ cup
  • Cold water, 1 cup
  • Idli rice, 1 cup
  • Beaten rice, 2 tablespoons
  • Sea salt/rock salt

Servings: 16 idlis


  • Separately wash the rice and dal and then leave to soak for about 6 hours
  • Add beaten rice to soak with dal
  • Drain the water after 6 hours
  • Grind rice and dal with some water
  • Set batter aside for anywhere between 6 to 12 hours
  • Once it has fermented and then risen, bring water to a boil in a pressure cooker or idli steamer
  • Grease moulds for the idlis
  • Gently mix batter a little and add to idli moulds
  • Once the water is steaming, put the idli mould stand to steam
  • Cover the dish and allow it to steam for ten minutes
  • Remove idli stand and leave it to cool
  • The idlis should not have any liquid looking top once it has cooled down
  • Place on a plate and serve with chutney and sambar

Total Cook Time: 20 minutes

8. Vada


This is a dish that is enjoyed over some chutney or sambar.


  • Urad dal, 2 cups
  • Cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon
  • Black peppercorns, 1 teaspoon, crushed
  • Curry leaves, 1 sprig
  • Onion, 1, finely chopped
  • Green chillies, 2, finely chopped
  • Ginger, 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Coconut, 1/3 cup, chopped
  • Coriander, few sprigs, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Water

Servings: Serves four


  • Soak urad dal overnight
  • Grind dal into the batter, use water if it is too thick
  • Add onions, spices, herbs and salt.
  • Mix well
  • Wet your hands and mould little balls in your hands out of the batter
  • Make a hole in the centre with your thumb
  • For deep frying, heat some oil in a pan and slide the Vadas in
  • Once golden brown on one side, turn them over to cook on the other side.
  • Serve hot with chutney and chai

Total Cook Time: 40 Minutes

9. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

This simple street food sandwich recipe is a classic and the best.


  • Whole grain bread, 4 slices
  • Mozzarella cheese, 4 slices
  • Butter
  • Oregano
  • Pepper, crushed, 1 teaspoon
  • Chilli flakes, 1 teaspoon

Servings: Serves two


  • Butter bread slices
  • Heat a pan and place two slices on it
  • Once golden brown, flip it over onto the other side and put a slice of mozzarella cheese on the bread
  • Cover the slice with another slice of bread
  • Cook well on both sides
  • Slice and serve

Total Cooking Time: 10 minutes

10. Gujarati Dhokla

Gujarati Dhokla

A combination of deliciousness and health, this is one of the most favoured among all Gujarati street food recipes.


  • Toovar dal, 1 tablespoon
  • Rice, 1 cup
  • Chana dal, ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder, pinch
  • Salt
  • Red chilli powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger garlic paste, 1 tablespoon
  • Green chilli paste, 1 teaspoon
  • Oil, 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda
  • Curd, 4 tablespoons
  • Red chilli powder and chopped coriander for garnish

Servings: Serves four


  • Clean and wash lentils and rice and then leave to soak for about 4 hours
  • Drain and then grind into a paste along with the curd
  • Make this a fine paste and then cover and let ferment for about eight hours
  • Add salt, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, green chilli paste and oil and mix it all well
  • Grease platter in which steaming will be done
  • Take a small amount of batter into a smaller bowl and add baking soda to it.
  • Quickly pour this into a plate, sprinkle some chilli powder and coriander and steam for about 15 minutes
  • Cook the rest of the batter in the same way.

Total Cook Time: 25 minutes

India has become well-known around the world for the delicious goodies that it provides along the streets. Getting tempted by the food available is understandable, but making these sought after treats at home for your family may be the smarter thing to do so try the above recipes and enjoy.

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