Chhole Bhaturey

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Chole Bhature is a popular North Indian dish consisting of spicy chickpea curry (chole) served with deep-fried bread (bhature). This flavorful and satisfying dish is enjoyed across India, especially as a hearty breakfast or during festive occasions.

The chole (chickpea curry) is made by cooking chickpeas (garbanzo beans) with a blend of onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and a combination of spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, garam masala, and dried mango powder (amchur). The curry is simmered until the chickpeas are tender and infused with aromatic spices.

The bhature, which is fluffy and deep-fried bread, are made from a dough consisting of all-purpose flour (maida), yogurt, baking powder, and sometimes semolina (sooji). The dough is kneaded, rested, rolled into discs, and deep-fried until golden and puffed up.

Chole Bhature is typically served hot and garnished with chopped onions, fresh cilantro, and a wedge of lemon or lime. It is often accompanied by pickles, sliced green chilies, or a side of yogurt (raita) to balance the spiciness of the chickpea curry.

This indulgent dish is loved for its rich flavors, contrasting textures, and comforting appeal. It is a popular street food and restaurant dish enjoyed by people of all ages, offering a delightful culinary experience that celebrates the vibrant and diverse flavors of Indian cuisine.

Kathi Roll

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Kathi roll is an Indian street food dish hailing from Kolkata. It consists of skewered and roasted kebab meat that is wrapped in paratha flatbread. Some say that the dish was invented because the British didn’t want to eat kebabs with their hands, so an ingenious person at Nizam’s restaurant rolled the meat in a paratha.

Initially, kathi roll was prepared with eggs and chutney along with the meat. Typically, the cook will roll the dough on a tawa, crack an egg onto it, then add the fillings. Kathi roll is traditionally wrapped in paper and served piping hot. In the 1960s, the cooks at Nizam’s replaced the metal skewers with bamboo skewers, giving the dish its name, kathi roll, as kathi means stick in Bengali.

Nowadays, this tasty wrap can also be found in cities such as New York City and London.

Pav Bhaji

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Pav bhaji is a popular street snack originating from the Indian state of Maharashtra. It consists of a vegetable curry that is typically served with a soft bread roll known as pav. The dish was invented in the 1850s as a midnight meal by street vendors who prepared it with all the leftover vegetables from the day, which were then mashed and combined with spices and ghee butter.

Originally, it was a quick and easy meal for Mumbai’s textile mill workers, but today it is a favorite street snack that is also served in some restaurants in Mumbai. There are a lot of varieties of the basic pav bhaji, with added cheese, paneer, mushrooms, plantains, and even dried fruits thrown in the flavorful curry mix.

Puri Sabzi

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Puri sabzi is a classic North Indian dish consisting of deep-fried bread (puri) served with a flavorful vegetable curry (sabzi). It’s a popular and satisfying combination enjoyed during breakfast or special occasions like festivals and celebrations.

To make puris, a dough is prepared using whole wheat flour (atta), salt, and water. The dough is kneaded until smooth and then rolled into small balls, which are flattened and rolled out into thin discs. These discs are deep-fried until they puff up and turn golden brown, resulting in light and fluffy puris.

For the vegetable curry (sabzi) that accompanies puris, there are various options. One common preparation is aloo sabzi, which features potatoes (aloo) cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spices such as cumin seeds, turmeric, coriander powder, and garam masala. The sabzi is cooked until the potatoes are tender and the flavors are well blended.

Other variations of sabzi that pair well with puris include chana masala (spiced chickpeas), matar paneer (peas and cottage cheese in a tomato-based gravy), or mixed vegetable curry.

Puri sabzi is typically served hot, with puris arranged on a plate alongside a generous serving of vegetable curry. It’s often accompanied by pickles, yogurt (raita), or mango chutney for added flavor.

Puri sabzi is a comforting and indulgent dish that brings together the crispy texture of puris with the flavorful and hearty vegetable curry, making it a favorite among both adults and children.

Veg Frankie

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Veg Frankie is a popular Indian street food that features a flavorful filling of vegetables wrapped in a soft, rolled flatbread known as a “Frankie” or “Kathi roll.” This delightful dish is a fusion of Indian spices and ingredients, creating a satisfying and portable meal.

The origin of the Veg Frankie can be traced back to the streets of Mumbai, where it became a beloved snack and quick meal option. It’s a versatile dish that can be customized with various vegetables and spices, making it suitable for different tastes and preferences.

The filling for Veg Frankie typically includes a mix of stir-fried vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, bell peppers, onions, and sometimes paneer (Indian cottage cheese). This filling is seasoned with a blend of spices that may include cumin, coriander, turmeric, chili powder, and garam masala, giving it a deliciously spicy and aromatic flavor.

The rolled flatbread used to wrap the filling is lightly toasted on a griddle with a drizzle of oil or butter, adding a crispy texture to the outside while keeping the inside warm and savory. Veg Frankie is often served with tangy chutneys or sauces, such as tamarind or mint chutney, which complement the flavors of the vegetables and spices beautifully.

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