It’s tangy, it’s spicy, it’s sweet, it’s crunchy yet soggy, and it’s refreshing…….. Yes you guessed it right!!!
It is the chaat corner in a typical Indian wedding, the favorite corner of the caterers, the hosts and of course the guests. You cannot ignore the chat stall without devouring these lip smacking typical Indian cuisine.
Chaat is not just any other dish it’s the heart of the buffet. It gives you all the flavor in one plate. Trust me, one bite and you shall witness a volcanic eruption of a range of flavors. Anyone who has been fortunate enough to enjoy chaat would agree what freshness it brings to your pallet. So, for those who have never experienced this chatpattaness, let us take you to the World of chaats…
TO begin with we have PAPRI CHAIRS made from a mixture of papri (crisp fried dough wafers), curd, chopped potatoes, onions, chutney and garnished with coriander leaves with a creamy texture. This snack has its origins in the Mughal court and is a popular choice especially at the Indian weddings.
Panipuri is a common street snack in several regions of the Indian subcontinent. It is known as PUCHKAA, GOLGAPPA, FULKI, PANIPURI & GUPCHUP in different regions of India. It consists of a round, hollow puri (fried and crisp), filled with a mixture of flavored water (commonly known as Imli Pani), tamarind chutney, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. In fact Indians usually compete as who’ll eat the maximum number of GOLGAPPA.
It is a North Indian, snack made out of boiled potatoes, onions and various curry spices. “Aloo” means potato, and the word “tikki” means a small cutlet or croquette. It is served hot and warm along with tamarind and coriander-mint sauce. The yogurt over it gives it a creamy and soft texture. It is sometimes referred to as a “potato burger”.
Dahi Vada is yet another favorite of the Indian food caterers and you will definitely find it on the menu of any Indian function. It is prepared by soaking vadas (fried flour balls) in thick dahi (yogurt). To increase the flavor, they may be topped with coriander or mint leaves, chili powder, crushed black pepper, chaat masala, cumin, shredded coconut, green chilies, thinly sliced fresh ginger or pomegranate. In some regions of India it is also known as dahi bhalla.
It is a savory snack, and is also a type of chaat. Bhelpuri is made from puffed rice and Sev (a fried snack shaped like thin noodles made from gram flour) mixed with potatoes, onions, Chat masala and chutney. Bhelpuri has a balance of sweet, salty, tart and spicy flavors, with different textures as well, including crispy and crunchy from the puffed rice and fried sev.
Thus, it’s time to experience this awesome snack with enriching flavors. A slight look at them will definitely tempt you to have a bite. And one can bet that you won’t restrict it to just one bite because it’s addictive and the flavors would want you to forget everything. So, what are you guys waiting for??? Just dive into this deep ocean of flavors and experience the bliss.