Fueling India’s appetite: Super legumes on Indian streets

Exploring the diversity of lentils on the streets of India

25 Jul 2023

Indian street food culture is a tapestry of culinary wonders, where every bite tells a unique story. Amidst this rich tapestry, lentils and chickpeas play an important role, elevating street food to new heights.

This year, the Godrej Food Trends Report 2023 (GFTR) has attempted to bring in regional on-ground observations from all over India on local dining culture in the wake of the pandemic. This rich tapestry covers street food traditions of various states of India. Moreover, it gives us a glimpse into the cultural fusions and diverse food habits of each state. 

“India’s rich multi-cultural and communal history adds layers of nuance to food traditions at home and local palate preferences with street food and dining out. Add to this the varying degrees of industry evolution, and India becomes a fascinatingly complex proposition for food explorers and businesses.” – GFTR 2023

From the bustling streets of Mumbai to the vibrant lanes of Kolkata, lentils and chickpeas have always taken center stage, captivating the hearts and palates of food enthusiasts & casual snackers across the country. Here’s a look at the popular dishes that feature these legumes.

Fueling India’s appetite: Super legumes on Indian streets
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