6 High Protein Indian Vegan Street Food Dishes

  • Rhiddhi Patel
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Street food in India need not be all taste and no substance. We can indulge in street food and also try to get the most dietary benefits from it. Here are some of the protein rich street foods of India. Try and opt for these the next time you treat yourself to some mouthwatering street food:

1 . Chole (Chic peas) Tikki North Indian

This North Indian preparation is high in protein and versatile. Chole (Chic Peas, garbanzo beans) are high in protein and can make up for almost 38-40% of our daily protein requirement. They have zero cholesterol and contain Vitamin B-6, Magnesium and iron.


2. Dhokala

This mouth-watering dish from Gujarat, checks all the boxes. It’s tasty, full of proteins, steamed instead of fried and also fermented, so it adds more nutritional value. This makes it the all-star of healthy and tasty street food


3. Daalwada

Also known as daal pakoda, this yummy snack is made from Bengal gram (chana daal) or moong daal which is a great source of protein and potassium, magnesium, Vitamins A, D, C and vitamin B-6 and B-12.


4. Peanut chaat 

Used in World War II by soldiers to ensure they get their daily protein requirement, this nut (actually a legume) is a good source of fiber and a healthy plant based protein option. Ask your Bhel walla for an extra serving of peanuts in your bhel, and you've got peanut bhel!


5. Ghugni chaat

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A traditional Bengali snack, made from dried white/yellow peas, is a good source of protein. It is a decent source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin B-6 and B-12, Vitamins A, D, C too!


6. Black Chanaa Chaat


Mixed with onions, tomatoes, spices and lemon, this smaller and darker cousin of the regular chickpea is full of protein, fiber and iron, and makes a healthy and flavorful snack.


Rhiddhi Patel

Rhiddhi is a lawyer turned part freelance-writer, part budding vegan-entrepreneur from Pune who also works for her family business. An animal lover, ethical vegan, nature and pet junkie, she loves cooking and nurturing the home-chef in her.

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