Pani puri/gol gappa - This popular street snack is made up of a hollow, fried ball of dough filled with spiced water, tamarind chutney, and mashed potatoes or chickpeas. The water used to make the spiced water can be a potential source of contamination.
Dahi bhalla - This dish consists of deep-fried lentil balls that are soaked in yogurt and topped with tamarind chutney, spices, and sev. The lentil balls can be contaminated during the cooking process or while they are being soaked in the yogurt.
Pav bhaji - A popular Mumbai street food, this dish is made of mashed vegetables (primarily potatoes and tomatoes) cooked with spices and served with buttered bread. The butter used in the preparation of the dish can be a potential source of contamination.
Samosas - A popular snack across India, these are deep-fried triangular pastries filled with spiced vegetables or meat. The frying oil can be a potential source of contamination.
Jalebi - This is a sweet dish made of deep-fried batter that is then soaked in sugar syrup. The syrup used to soak the jalebis can be a potential source of contamination.
Bhel puri - This is a savory snack made of puffed rice, sev, chopped vegetables, and tamarind chutney. The chopped vegetables used in the dish can be a potential source of contamination.
Chole bhature - This is a Punjabi dish made of spicy chickpeas served with deep-fried bread. The frying oil can be a potential source of contamination.
Lassi - This is a popular yogurt-based drink served in many parts of India. The yogurt used to make the lassi can be a potential source of contamination.
Chaat - A general term used to describe a variety of savory snacks, chaat can be made with a variety of ingredients including potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt, and tamarind chutney. The various ingredients used in the dish can be potential sources of contamination.