Indian Chaat – is there a better example of Sweet and Spicy in the culinary world? As an ardent fan of chaat, I would say no.. absolutely not! The beauty of chaat is that there are so many variations of it, different forms, incorporating regional flavours and yet, the essence of it remains the same. It almost assaults the tongue with the sharp contrasting sweet and spicy flavours. Ironically chaat is catergorised as a savoury snack. What a bland way of labelling a dish that incorporates the savoury bases, the sweet date or jaggery chutney blended with the theekha mint chutney,
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Treat.”
There are foodies and then there are FOODIES. I belong to the latter category. One look at me and you would know. When it comes to food, I am willing to try most things. Most things that look edible 🙂 My first brush with a non Indian cuisine was Italian. I had a pizza and a pasta and was mesmerised! Needless to say then, when Disha from K.I.S.S who I met at the Indiblogger Dove Meet invited me to join her and a few more foodies at the Chef’s Table that she was curating, I jumped at the idea. I had heard
Last year I was in my US office and met a colleague for the first time. We had worked together for a while now but had never met. On the last day of my visit, I had 6 hours to kill before my late night flight. She offered to take me shopping to Macy’s. I was reluctant coz I knew she had two little daughters – aged 4 and 6. “What about your daughters?”, I asked her. “Oh my eldest one is home from her college break. She can take them to soccer class. I will call and tell her”,
I don’t cook often. But when I do, I like to make special dishes. This Sunday, I made Pav Bhaji – a Mumbai Street Food special. The or the Bhaji is a spicy thick gravy made with Onions, Tomatoes, Cauliflower, Carrot, Peas and topped with dollops of butter! It is served with butter toasted buns typical to Mumbai. Those are called Pav. Here is what my bhaji looked like. I garnished it with butter, chopped coriander and chopped mint leaves. Did you like it?