Indian snacks are a vibe, from crunchy to salty to sweet, Indian cuisine has them all. Indians love their snacks, and almost every household has its own favorite that they stock in their pantry. Indian moms love to carry a stash of their family’s favorite Indian munchies when they travel anywhere.
A snack to fit every mood. You no longer have to travel to India to stock up on all of your favorite Indian snacks. Patel Brothers is an Indian snack heaven, you can find everything and anything there. With endless options for must-have Indian snacks to try, we have put together our top picks of snacks to buy at Patel Brothers:
1. Swad Bombay Mix
This is also known as chiwda or chevdo. Bombay mix is a crunchy and savory snack. This delicious delicacy is a mix of spicy dried ingredients consisting of nuts, lentils, puffed rice, and gram flour balls. Bombay mix is usually served with chai. Chiwda is a must-have in every Indian household pantry. A burst of flavor hits you upon the first bite, it’s hot and fiery.
2. Swad Masala Banana Chips
Banana chips are a popular snack in South India. Thinly sliced bananas are deep-fried in palm oil. It is seasoned with spices such as red chili powder, dried raw mango powder, coriander, cumin, clove, cinnamon, and fennel seeds. Banana chips have the best combination of both sweet and spicy flavors.
3. Swad Masala Papdi
Masala Papdi is a fried thin crispy cracker made out of gram flour, salt, water, and speciality spices. The kneaded dough is rolled into a thin square shape and deep fried. Masala papdi is served with an array of chutneys such as mint chutney, tamarind chutney, or mango chutney for dipping. It is also added as a topping on chaat, bhel puri, or sev puri. Masala papdi is an out-of-the-world snack with a well-balanced crunch and spice.
4. Kurkure Masala Munch
Kurkure is the Indian version of chips. It has a distinctive crunch and texture. Made from cornmeal and rice flour, and flavored with a blend of spices, such as red chili powder, amchur powder, coriander powder, garlic powder, and ginger powder. Other exciting and bold flavors include green chili, chili chatka, Hyderabadi hungama, and naughty tomato. Once you open a bag of kurkure, you can’t stop until it’s finished.
5. Janaki Spicy Peanuts
Peanuts are roasted and seasoned with a blend of various spices. Spicy peanuts are the favorite snack to accompany a cold drink. Spicy peanuts can also be used as a topping for salads or can be added to chaat or bhelpuri for an extra burst of flavor. If you are a fan of munching on dry nuts, spicy peanuts are for you. They make for a perfect everyday on-the-go snack.
6. Vijaya Chakali
This snack is also known as Chakli or Chakkuli. Chakali is a spiral-shaped crunchy snack made from rice flour, gram flour, and lentils. Spices such as coriander powder, cumin powder, sesame seeds, red chili powder, turmeric, and asafoetida powder are added to the dough. Deep fried to golden perfection, chakali is a popular Diwali snack and is often shared with family and neighbors. Chakali is an explosion of flavor in every bite.
7. Methi Thepla
Methi thepla (thin spiced flatbread) is freshly made every day at Patel’s Fresh Kitchen inside the store. Methi thepla is made by using methi leaves (fenugreek leaves) and a combination of flour such as wheat flour and gram flour and various spices and herbs. Methi thepla is served with yogurt, chutney, or pickle (achar). Methi thepla is a staple to bring while traveling as it can be kept at room temperature for a few days.
Some delicious snacks available daily at Patel’s Fresh Kitchen include baked samosas, veggie pastry puff, vada pav, and paneer pav.
All of these snacks can be eaten on the go or can be served with chai or coffee. Indian snacks are appetizing, lip-smacking, and delightful. When it comes to flavorful and unique snacks, Patel Brothers has something for everyone. Find all of the delicious Indian snack favorites at your local Patel Brothers – we have over 50 locations, find one near you!