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8 Authentic Indian Snacks And Sweet Treats That You Can Find In Penang

For People With Sweet Tooth And Snack Lovers

Hello foodies, we have another listicle that will definitely interest you because it’s as the title suggest, snacks and sweets. Well, to be exact authentic Indian snacks and sweets. Moreover, some of these snacks and sweets are pretty much underrated to other people of other races however they are a favorite to the people of the Indian Community. So, if you’re looking to try out these snacks and sweets the do read on because we have also included the locations of where you can find your new favorite snacks or sweets.

Here Are 8 Types Of Authentic Indian Snacks And Sweet Treats You Can Get In Penang

1. Mix Muruku

Photo: @famousmuruku (Instagram)

This muruku is definitely no stranger to us. Besides that, we’ll probably have it every once in a while because of how good and addicting it is. This snack is pack with all the flavor that we just can’t resist not buying when we walk pass it in a store. Moreover, it is also the perfect movie time snack or just snacking in general.

Address: Khabilu Penang Famous – 261, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 9am – 7pm (Daily)

2. Laddu

Photo: @lighthousetrang (Instagram)

This sphere-shaped sweet treat is made from flour, fat and sugar. Some even has chopped nuts and/or dried raisins added into it. The texture to this goodness is actually quite soft therefore it is perfect for people of all ages to enjoy. Besides that, Laddu is serve either during festive seasons or religious occasions.

Address: Sri Ananda Bahwan – 53 & 55, Penang St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating hours: 7am – 11pm (Daily)

3. Vadai

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This soft and fluffly Indian style donut is something that you should definitely try out if you’ve not had it. Besides, it’s packed with flavor from all the spices such as cumin seeds, onion, chutney, and more! You will definitely be going for seconds. Moreover, there’s an entire interesting history to this snack if you search it up online.

Address: Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant – 60, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 8:30am – 10pm (Daily)

4. Panipuri

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Panipuri is pretty difficult to find here on this island however, we have found a place that has it. If you know of more places, do let us know in the comment below. This snack is the most common street food in India. Besides that, Panipuru is a hollow puri (deep-fried crispy crepe) filled with all kinds of goodness such as chickpeas, potato, tamarind chutney, and more!

Address: Woodlands Vegetarian Restaurant – 60, Lebuh Penang, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 8:30am – 10pm (Daily)

5. Paniyaram

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Paniyaram is a steamed batter that cook in a special pan that has multiple small fissures. Moreover, this is a versatile snack as it can be into either a sweet or spicy snack depending on the ingreadients that were used. Besides that, the main ingredients to make Paniyaram are black lentils and rice with various other ingredients added depending on the flavor.

Address: Sri Ananda Bahwan – 53 & 55, Penang St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating hours: 7am – 11pm (Daily)

6. Curry Puff Samosa

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In case you’re wondering, yes this snack is actually called curry puff samosa. To clear things up, it is a samosa but with the filling of a curry puff. Moreover most of us locals are familiar with curry puff and samosa individually however, this is actually a combination of both.

Address: Penang Famous Samosa – No. 45, Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 9:30am – 8pm (Daily)

7. Palgova

Photo: @sasitharann (Instagram)

This sweet treat is quite simple however it is truly addictive. The main ingredients for this are actually milk, sugar, ghee, and some spices. So simple yet so delicious. Besides that, to give you a better description of the texture, it can be described as crispy as it is fried however it’ll soften once ‘spiced soup’ is pured over to enhance the flavor. If you’re truly wondering how good it is, head over to the location below to get some!

Address: Sri Ananda Bahwan – 53 & 55, Penang St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating hours: 7am – 11pm (Daily)

8. White Soan Papdi

Photo: @lighthousetrang (Instagram)

To the foodies who have a sweet tooth, this will probably be your new favorite sweet treat. This crispy sweet treat may not look appealing but one bite of it and you’ll probably be craving for more. Besides that, some of the main ingredients that are used are milk, sugar, ghee, flour and cardamom.

Address: Sri Ananda Bahwan – 53 & 55, Penang St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating hours: 7am – 11pm (Daily)

Have you tried any of these snacks and treats? If so, which of these are your favorite? Let us know in the comment section below and don’t forget to tag you friends and family!

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