We all are well aware of the interesting cuisine from all over South Asia, be it Biryani, Tikka, or Curry. How South Asian cuisine has made its place in the eateries worldwide is commendable. With its aromatic spices and mouth watering flavors it is not just the main courses that have made it big! In fact, the food from the crowded street of South Asia is also slowly paving its path into our taste buds! Following are a list of food items that you ought to try from South Asia!
Widely available on the street of Pakistan, It usually has a patty made of beef, chicken, lentils and even potato. Served with Green and Red chutneys and tomato ketchup, this local bun kebab is something everyone has had at least once in Pakistan!
This Snack is a hot favorite amongst all in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It comprises a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of water, tamarind, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. It is small enough to fit completely in one's mouth.
Chaat is again a very popular plate of savories readily available in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Its’ basic variant comprises of chickpeas, fried crisp dough, potato, chutneys, yogurt, chaat masala and coriander.
This is an Indian Street specialty. Pav in Marathi means bread. Bhaji in Marathi means vegetable dish. Pav bhaji consists of bhaji (a potato-based curry) garnished with coriander, chopped onion and a dash of lemon and baked pav. The pav is usually buttered on all sides.
It is one of the most popular and iconic snack foods of Bengal, jhal literally means 'hot' or 'spicy'. Jhal-muŗi is puffed rice with spices, vegetables and raw mustard oil. Depending on what is added, there are many kinds of jhal-muŗi.
Dosa is a fermented crepe or pancake made from rice batter and black lentils. It is indigenous to and a staple dish in the southern Indian states and is popular in Sri Lanka. It is stuffed with fillings of vegetables, meats and sauces and is served with a side dish like sambar, chutneys & curries.
This snow cone comprises of crushed ice topped with flavored colorful sugar syrup and many times also with condensed milk! It is an ultimate favorite in India and Pakistan especially during hot summers!
A samosa is a stuffed pastry and a popular snack in South Asia. It generally consists of a fried or baked triangular, semi-lunar or tetrahedral pastry shell with a savory filling, which may include spiced potatoes, onions, peas, coriander, and lentils, or ground beef or chicken and are often served with chutney.
This is a Pakistani fast food. It comprises of various kinds of flat breads, either fried or baked. Which is filled with Kebabs, (beef/chicken), onions, chutneys and many times with mayo-garlic sauces.
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