south indian street food

Top 20 South Indian Street Food Dishes you should Try once

Hello foodies, today I am gonna tell you some of South Indian street food that you should try at least once. It does not matter where ever you are located when you walk in the streets, your senses will be dragged with the aroma of food. Indian street foods are well known for their taste, diversity, and ease to access. Chennai and Bangalore are well-known for street food. South Indian street food is filled with seafood in addition to idly and vada. South India offers a broad mix of veg delicacy and luscious.

South India is an amazing region in India. Its beautiful Hill Stations, food, and culture are just awesome. Now let us talk about some best South Indian street food dishes!

Top 20 South Indian Street Food:

Bajji Mirchi

Bajji is a portion of very famous South Indian street food. It is a spicy veg snack, they use banana, peppers for making it. There are several types of bajji include chili, onion, potato, bread. It is served with spicy and tangy chutney. Onion Bajji is used as a starter in Indian restaurants.


south indian street food muruku

It is a savory, crunchy snack. The name is derived from Tamil word for “twisted” for its shape. It is typically made of rice flour with salt and cumin seeds mixed in dough and fried. It is also known as chakli in Karnataka. It is famous in Andhra, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala.


south indian street food sundal

It is popular and healthy street food usually sold out near beaches. It is made of boiled chickpeas mixture of spices, herbs, and garnished with coriander and grated coconut. It is a portion of tropical street food in the tropical city. It approximately costs 30 INR.


south indian street food puttu

Puttu is made of rice flour and coconut. It is a staple food in Tamil Nadu. The rice flour along with some spices mixed and steamed in some special kind of cylinders. It is also made with black rice which is so special and delicious.

Kothu parotta

south indian street food kothu parotta

This is originated in Madhurai, it is a popular South Indian street food dish widely consumed in South India. Parotta looks like a flatbread from flour, it is similar to North India parathas. But the Kothu parotta is basically shredded and is mixed vegetables, egg or, meat. The consumer can actually choose how much and what amount of ingredients need to add.

Aloo Bonda

It is a mashed potato dipped in flour and fried in oil. It is one of the most popular street food in South India. Apart from potatoes, there are different types of Bonda. It is usually served with coconut or peanut chutney for added flavor and texture.


south indian street food punugulu

It is one of the most famous street-side snacks in Hyderabad. It is made for the batter of dosa mixed with chopped onions, coriander, yogurt and, some spices before being deep-fried (in a specially designed vessel for this specific dish) into crispy golden brown.

Churu Muri

south indian street food churi muri

It is famous in Mysore, it is a spicy crispy snack made of puffed rice which is mixed with chilies, lime juice, turmeric, and red chili powder, coriander leaves, onions, and tomatoes.

Burmese Egg Masala

south indian street food egg masala

The street food sellers will take up the hard-boiled eggs slit open and stuff it with chopped onion, crushed garlic, red chili powder, and garlic. It would be a daily protein dose we can get on broad. You can have it one go.

Mangalore Buns

south indian street food mangalore buns

It is a sweet South Indian street food snack. Mashed up with banana and dough, curd, sugar, salt, cumin seeds.. so on. This dish is served with coconut chutney or sambar making for a perfect sweet and sour combination to achieve the degree of balance.


south indian street food iddiyappam

It is a healthy food that is steamed and served with coconut milk sweet-flavored or spicy curry. It is also called as string hopper as rice flour is put through a presser and pushes out long strings. People would like to have it with spicy chicken curry or beef curry.


This is a Burmese salad transliterated as Athoke. It is an egg noodle dish. It is a spicy snack which is a mixture of spicy noodles, shredded cabbage, and onions seasoning with salt, tamarind, chili flakes, and garlic.

Fried Fish

south indian street food fried fish

Fish is filled with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2. It is also rich in calcium and phosphorus and a great source of minerals. The fish is marinated with a blend of spices and slapped into a pan the hot oil spits and crackles as it turns the raw, red, masala-coated fish a deep brown. Squeeze some lime juice and serve hot and crunch.


south indian street food kulfi

Kulfi is very much similar to ice cream in taste and appearance, but it is denser and creamier. It comes with different flavors. Some of the traditional ones are Malai, Rose, Elaichi, Kesar, Pista, and Saffron.

Masala Vada

south indian street food masala vada

This is made of dal, it is similar to dal fritter. It is made by first grinding dal and then adding in seasoning along with onion and coriander for that trademark South Indian flavor. A combination that bursts the second you get a hint of that fried Kadipatta. They’re rolled into little balls and fried up right until they’re dark and crispy on the outside. That’s when you know they’re ready to bite into.


south indian street food chakalu

It is one of the South Indian street food snacks, it will be crispy and crunchy. It has both salted and sweet versions. It is made up of rice flour, urad dal, and peanuts. It is also known as Nippattu in Karnataka.


south indian street food khaja

It is famous as Kakinada Khaja, it is a sweet dish made of wheat flour with sugar is made into layered dough, with or without dry fruit or other stuffing and fried in ghee and dipped in sugar syrup and make it a bit juicy and crispy. It is a very tasty dessert.

Palli Mixture

south indian street food palli mixture

It is made with boiled or fried peanuts and mixed with chopped onions, coriander, lemon juice, salt and red chili powder, and some spices and served. It is a common snack similar to Sundal.


Basandhi is an Indian sweet that is made on special occasions. It is sweetened condensed milk, boiled on low flame, and added sugar, cardamom, and saffron.


south indian street food pakoda

Pakoda is a fried snack, it can be made with onion, cauliflower, spinach, and mixed veggies. It is served as an appetizer. It is one of the crunchiest street foods of southern India.


The demand for South Indian street food is increasing rapidly especially among urban dwellers. For working people and students it is convenient and affordable, the other good reason is taste.

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