List of top five spicy street foods in Pakistan

Pakistan is a land of great tastes and flavors and there is an old saying that if you want to have the true taste of a country, you can find it on its streets. The street foods represent the culture of a particular region and Pakistani cooking recipes and snacks are known for their liberal use of spices and masala. Here is a list of top five spicy street foods that are prevalent on the streets of Pakistan.

  1. Gol Gappay

Gol gappay is the ultimate street food of Pakistan that is made with a crispy hollowed puri of deep fried flour. This puri can be then filled with a variety of goodies including boiled potatoes that are nicely diced, boiled chickpeas, onions and boondi (deeply fried droplets of gram flour) that are mixed with lots of spices and masala and then topped with mint or tamarind chutney.  Another version of the gol gappa, known as the pani puri involves the puri being filled up with spicy water made with tamarind and spices.

  1. Dahi Bhallay

Another tasty and spicy snack which is very popular on the streets Pakistan is known as the dahi bhallay. This delightful street snack is made by small lumps of fried gram flour, which are softened by soaking overnight. These small lumps are known as the bhallas and for serving, they are assorted with boiled potatoes, chickpeas, boondi, onions and topped with yogurt based sauce and chutney. For added spice and flavor, a dash of chat masala is never too much! You can download the sooperchef app and check out the delicious dahi bhalla recipe.

  1. Pakoray

Pakora is the most admired street snack not only in Pakistan but also all over the Indian subcontinent and gaining popularity over other territories like the Arabian Peninsula. This tasty fritter is made of various vegetables and meat like chicken chunks, paneer, spinach, onions, potatoes and mixed veggies which are covered in a batter of gram flour and then deep fried in oil.

  1. Chana Chaat

When a beautiful assortment of boiled potatoes, chickpeas, diced onions, tomatoes, green chilies, and coriander is topped with masala and lemon juice, the resulting tasty and spicy snack is known as the chana chaat. This spicy treat is common street snack especially in the Punjabi regions of Pakistan and India. This tasty chaat is also very popular in iftar times during Ramadan.

  1. Samosa

Samosas are the ultimate definition of desi street snacks. These crispy crumbly snacks are common in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh but have gained popularity in Europe, America, and Middle East too. These snacks are made with a thin tortilla-like sheet and can be filled with various goodies like lentils, potatoes, peas, minced meat and chicken chunks.



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