Vidya Balan is clear about her “snack choices.” How do we know? The actress has said it out loud. Vidya Balan has never shied from admitting her love for food. Time and again, she jumps on hilarious social media trends only to confess that she is fond of eating. And in a recent Instagram video, the actress revealed that all she wants is “gol gappe.” The clip opens with a voice-over saying, “Batao tujhe life mai kya chahiye? (What do you want in life?)” Mouthing the answer, like a pro, Vidya Balan says, “Gol gappe.” The voice over further says, “Gol Gappe ko side mai rakh, ab bata tujhe life mai kya chahiye? (Put the gol gappe aside, now tell me what you want in life?). Once again, Vidya Balan adorably replies, “Side mai rakhe hua gol gappe (The gol gappe which are kept on the side)”
“As you can see, I am clear about my snack choices,” she wrote alongside the hilarious video.
Gol gappe is arguably the most-loved street food across the country. Every region has given its own spin to the snack. And, we totally love it. If you want to relish a platter of pani puri at home, we have it covered for you. Bonus: some extra street food recipes, which can make your evening spread drool-worthy
1. Gol Gappe
Small crispy atta or suji puris, filled with mashed chickpeas and a melange of spices, along with tangy water – gol gappe are a treat to your taste buds. Follow the steps and devour this street food at home.
2. Paapdi Chaat
This mouth-watering recipe comes straight from the streets of Old Delhi. This melt-in-the-mouth item has a fusion of crispy paapdi, boiled chickpeas, potatoes, yoghurt and a host of spices. It strikes a balance between sweet, spicy and tangy notes.
Is there anything better than piping hot samosas and a cup of tea? Samosas don’t need any introduction. Triangle puffs are stuffed with spicy potato and pea mixture. When deep fried to perfection, none of us can ever resist.
4. Aloo Tikki
From the Indian streets to the comfort of your homes, Aloo Tikki can be eaten with various accompaniments like chutneys, chickpeas, and what not. Crispy, golden brown mashed potatoes patte is simply delicious.
5. Raj Kachoori
This classic street food is mouthwatering. Raj kachori basket filled with papri, yoghurt, bhallas, chickpeas and much more is a treat for street food lovers. Don’t forget to garnish it with some pomegranate seeds.
Are you siding with Vidya Balan on gol gappe or do you have another favourite street food in mind?
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