We know, it's so easy to just pick up the phone and have hot food delivered to your door. But hear us out, these five Indian recipes from Sunil Ghai of Pickle are quick, easy, delicious and way better than your average takeaway. Plus, this way, you have full bragging rights!

Papdi Chaat - Crispy Fried Whole-Wheat Coins Served With Black Chickpeas.

Bhelpuri is a traditional North Indian snack which consists of rice puffs, vermiceilli and crispy crackers with chutney. This crunchy and colourful snack is scooped up using a leaf as a make-shift spoon in India.

This beautiful street food recipe for Aloo Tikki -Stuffed Indian Potato Cakes with Chana Masala - is a real favourite here at FOOD&WINE.  We don't give an exact chilli quantity here. Taste the stuffing mixture and add more if you like for a bespoke spice dish.

Maska Pao Bhaji or buttered veg from Mumbai. The vegetables are mashed together and then studded with lots of butter, or ‘maska’. Of course, if you prefer you can leave out the butter, then it’s a Pao bhaji.

These Calcutta Kathi Rolls are sure to spice up your lunchbox offerings. The quick and easy wraps are the perfect lunchtime fare. 

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The Dish: Sunil Ghai, Pickle, Dublin