Indian cuisine has a wide variety of delicious and crispy snacks for everyday munching.
If you’re planning to add these crunchy bites to your diet then we’re sure this guide will be very helpful for you!
It’s common knowledge that the rich culinary heritage of Indian cuisine is loved and savored by everyone. From curries, kababs, biryanis, naans, and every other desi dish, Indian cuisine is all about diverse, complex, and mouth-watering flavors.
Even the most flavorful desi experiences often ignore the relevance of crispy and delicious snacks. But if you ask any true desi foodie, they would tell you that snacks are a significant part of their diet.
Whether you have them for breakfast, as a side for your meals, or with your evening tea, they always ensure a delightful experience. Moreover, many snacks can also be used as fillers or toppings to add more flavor and crunch to an Indian dish. For instance, topping your Batata Poha with some Sev or adding some Chana Dal to your Papdi Chaat are common practices.
There maybe hundreds, if not thousands of delicious Indian snacks for everyday binging! But we recommend that you give these crunchy bites a try:
Start your Mondays with Mathis
Mathis are baked savory cookies that originate from North India. Made with refined flour, semolina, and ghee, they are best enjoyed with a hot cup of Masala Chai. They are crispy, flaky, light, and come in a variety of flavors.
You can try Masala Mathi, Punjabi Mathi, Punjabi Methi Mathi, Achari Mathi, Karela Mathi, or any other Mathi flavor you like. You can also crush a few pieces of Mathi in a bowl of yogurt and make a healthy and filling snack.
One of the most famous Gujarati snacks in the world, Gathia is a must-have. Most Indian households usually have this light and crispy snack. Gathia is generally made with a dough of chickpea flour, turmeric, and red chilly powder.
Gathia can be served as a snack with your tea, with Jalebi and some sambharo (papaya chutney), and also as a topping for breakfast. You can get regular Gathia, Black Pepper Gathia, Bhavnagari Gathia, Garlic Gathia, Papdi Gathia or Spicy Papdi Gathia.
Sev The Wednesday
Sev is a very crunchy Indian snack that every India savors. A dough of chickpea flour, turmeric, and black pepper fried into thin strips to make Sev.
Sev is generally used as a topping for various breakfast, evening snacks, and curries. You can also savor its deliciousness as a snack. Moreover, there is a special Gujarati curry dish made with Sev called Sev Tamatar Nu Shak. Sev comes in various forms, like Fine Sev, Regular Sev, Nylon Sev, Bikaneri Sev, Fulwadi, and its potato-based alternative, Aloo Bhujia.
Lentil snacks are spicy masala-coated lentils that are fried or roasted to crunchy perfection. Their deliciousness comes from the flavors added to the coating.
You can best enjoy Lentils in some form of a mixture. While you can just snack on them, they taste even better when they are used as toppings. You can use Chana Dal and Pudina Chana Dal as a topping for Sev Puri, Bhel Puri, Papdi Chaat, and all other chaats. You can mix up Masala Chickpeas with some chopped onions, tomatoes, and coriander to create a delicious mix. Even Dal Moth can be mixed with some yogurt to prepare a nice and filling treat.
Fridays are all about fun, and the snacks should complement. No matter what your weekend beverage is, nutty snacks go well with all of them.
Spicy Peanut, Peanut Bhujia, Black Pepper Cashew, Spicy Cashew, Masala Cashew, Salted Cashew, Roasted Almonds, Salted Almonds, and many other flavorful nuts are great to go with your sodas on movie nights, or chit-chatting sessions.
Saturdays With Boondi
Boondis are savory flour-based small balls that are the perfect snacking companions. You can use them as toppings and add-ons.
Boondi, Spicy Boondi, and Masala Boondi are the most common flavors you can find. You can mix it with some yogurt, red chilly powder, salt, and chaat masala to make some delicious raita. You can also use them as toppings for chaats, chaas, and other dishes. Just make sure you only add them just before you serve the dish so that you can enjoy the crunchy goodness to the fullest.
Imagine getting up on a lazy Sunday morning and snacking on a variety of flavorful chewdas and mixtures with your cup of tea. These Mixtures are loaded with nuts, fried lentils, boondi, sev, and many other ingredients. It’s everything you’ve snacked on all through the week in a delicious combination.
You can stock up on a variety of mixtures like Rajbhog Mix, Extra Hot Mix, Bombay Mix, Madras Mix, Amdavadi Mix, Corn Chewda, African Chewda, Farari Chewda, Spicy Farari Chewda, Diet Chewda, Diet Bhel, and Bhel Mix. All these varieties have different flavor combinations that you can try. We recommend you give each of them a shot and store at least 2-3 of your favorites at home for a lovely Sunday breakfast.
If you’re not that into dry snacks, then you can always opt for Potato & Peas Samosa, Vegetable Kababs, Kachoris, Spring Rolls, and other hot appetizers. You can also have a mix of both, hot appetizers and all the delicious dry snacks that we mentioned above. Whatever you choose, just make sure that you have a delightful experience in the end.
You can always visit the Rajbhog Foods snacks section for more options of snacks for everyday munching. Stay tuned for more blogs on delicious Indian dishes.