7 Amazing Masala Powders to Make Famous Indian Street Food

Posted on July 2nd, 2022 11:19 AM
Masala Powder for Indian Street Food

Whether it’s an office break or chilling time, no matter what age group we belong to, we just can’t resist the urge of digging into these not-so-healthy, yet so-scrumptious roadside delicacies. 

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Street food is a term used to describe food that is sold from a mobile cart, truck, or bus on the streets of a city or town. It is often cheaper and more delicious than conventional food options and many people enjoy the experience of sampling different foods from different parts of the world on the same street. 

In this blog, we'll tell you about amazing masalas that can help you make delicious street food at home.


Street foods are undoubtedly yummy but sometimes they can be unhealthy too. Preparing your favourite street food at home can be a healthier and smart choice. You might be of opinion that bringing street-style flavour to your homemade recipe can be very tough but ready-made masalas can change your mind. Ready masalas are a flavourful blend of required ingredients that can help you make your favourite dish.

Here’s the list of commonly purchased Ready-made masalas in India.


Manchurian Masala helps to give an authentic taste to the famous Chinese dish, Manchurian. This masala is a mix of all the aromatic and flavourful spices and herbs. Prepare the Manchurian balls separately and for the gravy just prepare the main ingredients and add Manchurian Masala as instructed on the product packaging.

Instructions to prepare spicy & appetizing Manchurian at home:

  • Take some chopped cabbage, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp chopped green chilli, 2 tbsp besan/corn flour, salt to taste, and 50 ml water. Mix all these ingredients and make small balls and fry the balls on medium flame.
  • Manchurian Masala will be added to water and will be cooked for 2-3 minutes on low flame to prepare a gravy. Heat 1 tbsp oil into a pan, add onions, capsicums & carrots and stir fry it for 1 to 2 minutes, add fried balls into the gravy and serve hot.


There is no better place than the roadside stall to enjoy this authentic most favourite Marathi dish- Vada Pav. A fried potato ball, neatly placed between buns with spicy powder and chutney is the secret to the amazing taste of this Indian burger. Vadapav masala has a delicious flavour and aroma that help you to relish the taste of Vadapav at home.

Instructions to prepare spicy delicious vada pav recipe at home:

  • Slit the Pav horizontally, and put 1/2 tablespoon edible oil/butter on the pan at low flame.
  • Add 1/2 tablespoon Vada Pav Masala into oil/butter, and mix well. Roast Pav’s inner side and outer side with the mixture for 20-25 seconds
  • Put Aloo Vada into Pav, and serve with sauce or chutney.


Kutchhi Dabeli Masala makes the famous Gujarati street food dabeli, even more delicious. Dabeli is spicy and full of flavour all because of this masala. As you enter Gujarat, you'll see streets and lanes filled with Dabeli stalls. To add an extra crunch you can serve it with sev or just sprinkle juicy pomegranate seeds over it.

Instructions to prepare spicy delicious vada pav recipe at home:

  • Boil some potatoes & mash them. Heat 100 ml oil in a pan, and add mashed potatoes to it.
  • Add Kutchhi Dabeli Masala & salt as per taste, and cook for 2 mins.
  • Slit each pav horizontally, apply Tamarind chutney and green chilli chutney on it. Stuff 2 tbsp of the above filling and top it up with chopped onion, masala peanuts and nylon sev. 
  • Roast Dabeli from both sides on a hot pan for a minute with butter, garnish with nylon sev and serve hot with tomato sauce.


Chaat masala is packed with spicy and delicious flavours. Its rich taste lets you enjoy the authentic taste of street-side Chaat at your home. Chaat masala is a powder spice mix or masala, originating from South Asia, typically used to add flavour to chaat. It typically consists of amchoor powder, cumin, coriander, dried ginger, black salt, black pepper, asafoetida, and chilli powder. It can also be added as a spiced masala in all kinds of vegetable and fruit chats, salads, and kebabs. It brings the spicy and tangy flavour to numerous dishes such as Bhel Puri, Golgappa, Aloo Chaat and Dahi Sev Puri.


One thing Delhi and Mumbai people do not fight on is their love for their Golgappas or Pani Puri! Panipuri in fact should be declared as the most loved street food of India. 

Achieving the taste of street-side Panipuri at home can be quite tricky. Panipuri masala brings the delectable spicy and tangy flavour to the homemade Panipuri.


For making a yummy Frankie roll at your home, Frankie masala is a must. It is normally made with a combination of tangy spices like dry mango powder mixed with red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, black pepper, black salt, sugar, and citric acid.


Sandwich masala is a perfect addition to every type of sandwich. It has a distinctive flavour and aroma that can make your homemade sandwich a delicious one. It is made by mixing coriander powder, cumin, salt, black salt, dry ginger, dry mango powder, cloves, citric acid and asafoetida.


People love street food for a variety of reasons. Many people enjoy the thrill of trying something new, and street food is always a new experience altogether every time you binge in. Street food makes the right use of flavourful masalas to level up the taste. A few reasons why street food is loved by the masses are:

  • It's affordable: Who says you have to spend a fortune to enjoy great food? Street food is usually cheap, which means you can indulge in all sorts of delicious food without breaking the bank.
  • It's convenient:Street food is easy to find, cook and delicious to eat.
  • It's customizable: Want something specific? No problem! Just ask your favourite street vendor what they're serving up that day and you'll be good to go. In fact, many street vendors even have signature dishes that they make exclusively for customers. Who can resist that?
  • Intense flavours: Street food is often made quickly and with simple ingredients, so the flavours are intense and the textures are crispy. 
  • Unique taste: Street vendors often serve up dishes that you won't find at traditional restaurants. This makes street food a fun and interesting way to explore new cuisine.
  • Different variety of food: You get to try a wide variety of food at one place and binge into varied delicacies.

Summing it up
There are many reasons why people love Indian street food. First and foremost, it is an affordable way to enjoy some delicious and unique foods. Secondly, the spices used in Indian cuisine are intense and flavourful, which can really bring out the best in any dish. Explore the chef inside you by making your favourite street dish easily and in no time with Ready-made masalas.

Also Read: Popular Indian Masalas used in every dish.


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