5 Indian Street Foods That Are Actually Healthy And Can Be Enjoyed Guilt-Free

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Updated on May 13, 2024, 17:20 IST- 3 min read
Indian Street Food

Indian food is quite popular across the world but Indian street food has a fanbase like no other.. From sweet and spicy Gol Gappas to raj kachori to savoury samosas and dhokla, the options are endless. But, as we become more health-conscious, the love for street food seems to be fading.?It's considered oily, full of spices and extremely unhealthy.

Let us tell you, surprisingly, some of these street food dishes are not only delicious but are actually very healthy.?

Indian Street Food funfoodfrolic.com/Pinterest

Popular Street Foods You Can Enjoy Guilt-Free?

1) Shakarkandi Chaat?

Chaat is one of the most popular street foods available in India and comes in various versions depending upon their main ingredient. While aloo (potato) chaat is a more famous version it is not the healthiest option because of the potato being fried in oil. As Shakarkandi (sweet potato) is simply boiled and then turned over in chaat masala, chillies and lime juice, it is a healthier?option.

2)?Bhel Puri?

Street Style Bhel Puri binjalsvegkitchen.com/Pinterest

Bhel Puri is nothing but an Indian deconstructed salad made using puffed rice, chopped vegetables like potatoes, onions and tomatoes, chutneys (tangy sauces), and garnished with coriander and sev. Besides being delicious, Bhel Puri is also a great snack option because it is low in calories.?

3)?Kebabs and Tikkas?

There's no Indian market where you won't find a vendor selling these delicious tikkas. Enjoyed in variations of paneer, mushroom and chaap for vegetarians to chicken, fish and mutton for non-vegetarians, there are ample of options for everyone.

Also, there are various vegetables that can be be added to these grilled skewers like bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, broccoli and zucchini. It makes the snack an equivalent of a balanced meal. You can pair the moist and juicy kebabs with spicy mint or pudina chutney along with sliced onions on the side for a great taste.? ?

4) Roasted Corn?

Street Style Roasted Corn spiceroots.com/Pinterest

Roasted corn cobs are lip-smackingly delicious and are a great snack due to being high in fiber. Street vendors roast the corn on coal fire or open grill, use a lime to rub in the Indian spices and serve it hot. This corn on the cobs snack is a staple in all Indian markets because of how easily it can be prepared, how cheap it sells and how delicious it tastes!?

5) Moong Dal Chilla?

This is a savoury pancake made using ground moong dal (lentils). This protein-rich pancake can be your go-to snack if you are a fitness freak and are constantly trying to hit your daily protein mark. This gluten-free option is typically served with chopped onions, tomatoes, and chutney, making it a filling and healthy snack.?

So, do not let your health goals hold you back from experiencing the delicious world of Indian street food. Indulge in your food cravings by trying these nutritious options the next time you feel those hunger pangs and ditch your regular street foods.

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