Bengaluru: As more and more people around the world are turning their gaze on Indian food, it looks like we can finally break out of stereotypes. Indian food has created waves for its richness and flavours.

Very few people understand spices as well as us, and now we are on the world map for our versatility too. From North to South, East to West, our snacks are finally getting the recognition they deserve and we are here for it.

We have listed out a few fried South Indian snacks that are perfect for every season. Be it a festive gathering, or a lazy weekend, these snacks never cease to impress.

Murukku: This crispy snack is as popular for its taste, as it is for its unique coiled shape. It is either made of rice flour or all-purpose flour, you can experiment and make it with ragi and other healthier flours as well.


Banana chips: You saw this coming, didn't you? Banana chips are one of our all-time favourite snacks. Don't believe us, try keeping a packet in our vicinity and watch it vanish in seconds. We also love how incredibly easy it is to make at home, try this recipe and thank us later.


Medu Vada: This fried, savoury doughnut is so spongy, it is unbelievable! Medu vada is arguably one of the most famous vadas of all the vada that we know, and it goes best with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and sambar.


Chicken 65: This crispy, and fiery chicken appetizer has many star qualities. It is loaded with spices, but it does not feel very heavy on the tummy. It has a perfect semi-dry consistency that makes it an ideal starter, and did we tell you how easy it is to make at home! Try it yourself.

Punugulu: Punugulu, also known as Punukkulu, is a common street food of Andhra Pradesh. These tiny, fried, rice dumplings are popular for its crisp exterior and spongy, soft interior. You can pair it with chutney of your choice and sambhar.