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India's best street-food treats

Published November 3rd, 2015

My annual trip to India consists of catching up with family, sweating a little too much, and eating lots of good food.

Street food is by far my favorite, basically a class unto itself, and, as a vegetarian, it's particularly awesome. I rounded-up a list of my favorites that you won't want to miss when you're next in the country.

Makai

A street corner specialty roasted and topped with a delicious mix of Indian spices and lemon (Photo: @samarvirdi)

Pav Bhaji

For a quick, street-side lunch, spicy vegetable curry is served with a soft bread roll (Photo: @samarvirdi)

Ice Gola

The best way to cool off? With flavorful shaved ice (Photo: @sidclicks2812)

Bhel

A spicy and savory snack of puffed rice, veggies, and tamarind found on every street corner (Photo: @sufi_in_vanity)

Masala Chai

Grab a cup to start your morning off right. Getting another later in the day wouldn't be so bad either (Photo: @siddharthajoshi)

Idli

These warm cream-of-rice pancakes paired with a cup of masala chai make for a great breakfast (Photo: @mumbaipaused)

Samosa

An Indian classic of vegetables and lentils packed and fried in a triangular pocket (Photo: @theloom_)

Jalebi

A deep-fried Indian delicacy of flour and saffron that gets people hooked on the very first bite (Photo: @instaayushmaan)

Nariyal Pani

Cool, vitamin-packed refreshments (Photo: @tayob786)

Papad

This paper-thin snack can be eaten plain or spiced with tomatoes, cilantro, onions, lemon, and chili powder (Photo: @mumbaipaused)

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