Street Food, Side Dishes and Deserts

A Pakora is a hot fried side dish the main ingredient being chickpea batter. They can be meat or vegetable, often served as hot street food.

Alternative name: Pakoda


Samosa are deep-fried spicy triangles with potato, coriander, pepper, caraway seeds. The pastry is crispy but what defines the samosa is it’s filling.  Spicy peppers can feature and in the Punjab region paneer. Peas are popular with sometimes chickpeas replace potatoes. Great street food!

Samosa - Cardiff Curry

Alternative name: Samsa



Falooda is a cold dessert from the Indian subcontinent.  It is made from mixing rose syrup, vermicelli, sweet basil seeds with milk. Mango is a really popular flavour.  Often topped with ice cream.

Falooda Cardiff Curry

Kulfi is a traditional Indian ice cream dating back to the 16th century based on milk and sugar they come in a variety of flavours  including cream (malai), rose, mango, cardamom (elaichi), saffron (kesar or zafran), and pistachio. There are newer variations such as apple, orange, strawberry, peanut, and avocado.

Alternative name:Qulfi, Khulfi

Pistachio Kulfi - Cardiff curry

A Bombay or Mumbai sandwich was originally not grilled but the trend today is to grill them with slices of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, beetroot, cheese, ketchup, chutney and sevia. They are readily available at every corner of Mumbai, recent additions are boiled potato slices and carrots. They match the fast paced life of Mumbaikars.

Bombay Sandwich - Cardiff Curry

Dal is a term for dried, split pulses. The term is also used for different soups prepared from these pulses. These pulses are important staple foods they include red, green and yellow lentils, mung beans, lobiya (black-eyed peas), and chickpeas.

spicy lentil dahl Cardiff Curry

Aloo chaat is a simple snack come street food made with potatoes and chaat chutneys. It is sweet and spicy whilst being sour at the same time. The potatoes are usually deep fried, but they can be boiled or grilled to make them a little healthier.

Aloo chaat - Cardiff curry

Saag aloo this dish is potatoes cooked simply with vibrant green spinach and flavoured with aromatic cumin and mustard seeds. It isn’t really a dish you would find in India. there are different versions of this dish and by adding paneer or chick peas it turns it from a side dish into a full meal.

Saag Aloo - Cardiff curry

Bombay potatoes are a dry dish using cubed, then boiled potatoes that are the fried with various spices such as cumin, curry, garam masala, turmeric, mustard seeds, chili powder and of course salt and pepper. Tomatoes and onions are sometimes included as ingredients.

Bombay Potato - Cardiff curry

Bhindi bhaji Is a dry vegetables dish made from okra and tomatoes also found as bhindi sabzi. It is made from Okra a type of green vegetable with a bulge at the end and a slender it contains white coloured sticky round seeds.

Bhindi bhaji - Cardiff curry

A bhaji,  is a spicy snack or starter similar to a fritter, it can be found in several different forms. It is a popular street snack food in many regions of India Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, West Bengal and Odisha  for sale in street-side stalls. It is a much loved part of the Indian curry experience.

Alternative name: bhajji, Bhajiya, bhujai or bajji

Onion bhaji - Cardiff curry


Samosa, Pakora, Bombay sandwich, Falooda, Kulfi, Dal, Alloo chat, Sag Aloo, Bombay potatoes, Ladies fingers. Onion Bahgee, Brindal bahjee, Prawn puri, King Prawn butterfly.

CurryControl / January 3, 2020 / Curry Sides / 0 Comments