If you are in the mood for something comforting on a rainy afternoon, the Jodhpuri Mirchi Pakoda is the snack for you. It consists of a fat and spicy chilli, stuffed with potato and spiced with powdered masala and coriander. The whole chilli is then dipped in a gently flavoured gram flour batter before it is fried to crispy, golden perfection. This is a snack that’s sure to give you warm fuzzy feelings even when it’s pouring.
A favourite desi snack is a bowl of sweet corn chaat. Lightly boiled sweet corn kernels are tossed in powdered spices and chopped onions. A scattering of chopped coriander and a dash of tamarind chutney are sometimes added to spice the dish up. This is popular as an afternoon snack for children but the corn satisfies even the adult craving for tangy tastes!
This next dish is sure to transport you to the bustling streets of Kolkata as you take the first bite. Ghughni Chaat is a heavenly concoction, a bowlful of quintessential street food flavours. It consists of a heaped bowl of gravy made from dried peas that are boiled and then cooked with tomatoes and spices. This is served with a liberal dose of chopped onions and coriander. Try a warm bowl of Kolkata Nimiki Ghugni Chaat for the perfect pick-me-up after a long day.
If these dishes have left you craving for more, head to Cidade de Goa’s Street Feast, held this June. Walk into Doçaria any weekend this month from 4:30pm to 6:30pm to enjoy this mouth-watering celebration of Indian street food.