Is there anything better than Indian street food?
If you asked me, I would say no.
I admit that I am biased, but there is nothing better than Indian street food in my opinion.
Any street in North India would have vendors selling a variety of street foods such as Aloo Chaat, Papdi Chaat, or the famed Dahi Bhalla Chaat. These are simple to make and enjoyed by all. Chaat originated in the streets of North India and has now taken over the world. Chaat is said to have originated in the royal kitchen of Emperor Shah Jahan. When the Mughal emperor felt unwell, his Hakim advised him to eat dishes that are easy on the stomach but strong in spices in order to build his immunity. Hence chaat was born!
Got hit by a sudden craving? Here are the best chaats to your rescue! These delicious and tangy choices will leave you with no reason to visit Mrs. Kumar's, Chaat Corner.
Check out the top three!
Aloo Tikki Chaat
Aloo Tikki Chaat is a delectable delicacy that can be found and savored on the streets of North India. This acidic dish features aloo tikki, or fried potato patties, topped with sweet and sour tamarind chutney, spicy green chutney, curd (yogurt), and other tidbits. As a result, there is a lovely blend of flavors and textures.
Chole Samosa Chaat is a meaty, tangy, and spicy appetizer that embodies the finest of Indian food! To get all of the taste profiles and textures in one dish, it's layered with chickpea curry, crunchy samosa, chutneys, yogurt, spices, pomegranates, and sev. When enjoyed with friends and family over a cup of masala chai, it's perfectly balanced and absolutely comfortable.
These traditional Indian fritters are a popular street dish. Dahi vada is made using fried dumplings called vadas. Typically made from legumes such as mung beans, chickpeas, or lentils, the legumes are soaked and pounded into a batter before being combined with spices and cooked. Once cooked, the vadas are steeped in a thick yogurt sauce and topped with chaat masala.
This delicacy, also known as golgappa or panipuri, is made from unleavened deep-fried bread called puri. Once fried, the puris are round and hollow and stuffed with a variety of tasty ingredients. The filling is often started with a teaspoon of flavored water, known as imli pani. Then comes a blend of potatoes, chutneys, onions, chilies, and chaat masala.
Pro tip: Eat these scrumptious tiny balls in one big bite. If you try to be delicate, the delectable filling will drip all over your shirt.
Sev Puri, like golgappa and panipuri, is made using deep-fried unleavened bread balls. The difference is in the filling. Sev puri, on the other hand, stuffs each hollow puri ball with potatoes, onions, and three famous chaat chutneys. The puris are then lavishly sprinkled with crispy sev and, on occasion, fresh mango and chaat masala.
While Mrs. Kumar's is more than just a Chaat corner, it is best known for its sweet treats, available in a wide variety that chooses from. They are delicious, and the sauces add just the right amount of flavor to them. Definitely try it if you haven't before.