Chola Bread a street speciality found on the streets of Ulhasnagar. Chick pea curry mixed with the softest bread topped up with onions, boiled potatoes, curd, tamarind chutney and sev. A delicious concoction that melts in your mouth.
There are a million food experiences that one can savour when walking around the streets of Mumbai. Some planned and some unplanned and they all catch you by surprise nonetheless. Like when paying a visit to the Dargah (shrine) of Haji Ali Fotobaba and I were surprised by the amazing array of food that was available on the way to the shrine. This Halwa paratha, soft semolina pudding with crispy flaky Parathas was to die for. We could barely move after eating these.
“Daulat Ki Chat” was something that I had only heard of in food mythology. An Indian version of Soufflé, this milky dessert is made only during winters. Legend has it that to make this delicacy Milk would be churned by hand for hours, and the resulting foam would be left to set under the moonlight, the dew drops in the early hours of the morning would settle on it. Covered with saffron and silver leaves this was truly a rich mans dessert.
Am I the only one person in the world who gets so hungry in the middle of a very busy day, looks at food pictures and sighs so loudly that the whole office can hear? And if the picture is of home made Pav Bhaji (mouth watering mish mash of vegetables cooked in butter and spices served with soft bread) the sighing becomes even louder. साई साई sigh. Recipe for this lip smacking, tummy tempting Pav Bhaji in my the archives of my blog.
Varanasi or Benares is considered as one of the most sacred cities in India, where every devout Hindu wants to be laid to rest. Varanasi is the abode of Lord Shiva; the three eyed benevolent god who rules not just the living but also the dead. Going to Varanasi is like having a surreal experience. The colors, the sounds, the smells and the sights range from shocking to humbling. The food of Varanasi is as unique as the city itself with so much to eat and savor.
Chaat basically means ‘to lick’; it is a term for North Indian street food that is now popular throughout the country, and also the world. I guess the reason behind the name is because it is finger-licking good. The process of chaat making using involves one key ingredient, and that is then topped and seduced with an array of mouth-watering ingredients that make the dish an out-of-this-world experience.