Aloo Chaat

Aloo Chaat

TSh 6,000

Aloo Chaat is a popular Indian street food known for its tangy, spicy, and flavorful profile. This dish features crispy fried potatoes tossed with a medley of spices, chutneys, and fresh ingredients, creating a mouthwatering snack that’s beloved across India.

The history of Aloo Chaat can be traced back to the bustling streets of North India, particularly Delhi, where street vendors creatively concocted this savory treat to cater to the local palate. Aloo Chaat is celebrated for its simplicity yet bold flavors, making it a favorite among snack enthusiasts.

To prepare Aloo Chaat, boiled potatoes are cubed and then shallow-fried until golden and crispy. These crispy potatoes are then seasoned with a blend of chaat masala, cumin powder, red chili powder, and salt. The chaat is further elevated with the addition of tangy tamarind chutney, zesty green chutney, chopped onions, fresh coriander leaves, and a sprinkle of crunchy sev (thin chickpea flour noodles).

Each bite of Aloo Chaat offers a delightful combination of textures—crunchy, crispy, and creamy—along with a burst of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors. This irresistible snack is perfect for enjoying as a quick bite or as a starter at parties and gatherings.

Aloo Tikki

TSh 7,000

Aloo tikki is a flavorful snack that is popular in North India and Pakistan. It consists of potatoes (aloo) and onions made into croquettes (tikki), which are then flavored with various spices and deep-fried. The croquettes are a staple of every chaat stall in Mumbai and North India.

Aloo tikki is often garnished with onion, chutney, coriander, or hot chiles, and it is usually served with yogurt or chickpeas. In Mumbai, the snack is often topped with spicy curries. Although aloo tikki is mostly consumed in North India and Pakistan, it is also gaining popularity in the United Kingdom, especially in the East Midlands area.

Bhel Puri

TSh 8,000

Bhelpuri (also spelled bhel puri) is a type of chaat – a savory snack that is commonly served in cafés and street carts throughout India. There is a lot of debate about what should go in a bhelpuri, but the most commonly used ingredients include puffed rice, ground nuts, potatoes, fried noodles, onions, and chilis.

Tamarind or date chutneys are commonly used to give the dish a spicy flavor. The dish is extremely popular in Mumbai, where it is usually enjoyed as a beach snack or comfort food. Although there is no clear evidence about the time of bhelpuri’s origin, it is believed that the snack was invented by an unknown Gujarati migrant.

Dahi Puri

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Hailing from Maharashtra, dahi puri consists of a puri shell that is hollowed out, then stuffed with potatoes, chaat masala, onions, and a variety of chutneys before it is finished with beaten yogurt, crunchy sev (crispy strands of flour), and a few fresh coriander leaves on top.

This dish is a variation of the popular Indian street snack called panipuri, and it derives its name from the words dahi, meaning thick yogurt, and puri, which is a round, crispy-fried, and puffy Indian bread. The stuffing can be enhanced with the addition of other ingredients such as sprouted mung beans or boiled black chickpeas.

This savory Indian specialty is a popular street food item and a common party snack served at kitty parties.

Dahi Vada

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Dahi vada is a popular Indian snack that can also be served either as a main dish or as an accompaniment to vegetable or meat dishes. The dish originates from North India and consists of savory lentil-based fried balls (vadas) that are soaked in a thick yogurt (dahi).

This popular street food is often topped with spices such as chili, cumin, coriander, and various chutneys. The dish is also popular at festive occasions such as weddings, and provides an ideal refreshment on a hot summer day.

Pani Puri

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Panipuri is a street snack that is extremely popular in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal. Small in size, it consists of a hollow puri that is fried until crispy, then stuffed with a combination of flavored water called pani, tamarind chutney, chaat masala, potatoes, onions, hot chillis, and chickpeas.

In North India, panipuri is known as golgappa, gol referring to the crispy shell, and gappa referring to the eating process, since these small snacks are typically eaten one at a time. It is believed that panipuri originated in Uttar Pradesh and gradually spread in popularity throughout the country and outside of it.

Today, panipuri stalls are a staple at most fairs, festivals, or weddings in India.

Papdi Chaat

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Papri chaat is an Indian dish consisting of deep-fried wafers (papri), tamarind and mint chutney, chickpeas, potatoes, and yogurt. The ingredients are layered, and the dish is usually sprinkled with sev—fried chickpea noodles—and chaat masala—a spice mix that combines cumin, coriander, dried mango and ginger, as well as chili, asafoetida, and black pepper.

The dish is a common street food item, and it is usually enjoyed as a filling, convenient snack. It is mainly found in North India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

Samosa Chaat

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Samosa Chaat is a popular Indian street food that transforms the humble samosa into a delightful and flavorful snack by adding tangy chutneys, yogurt, and spices. This dish combines the crispy goodness of samosas with a medley of savory and refreshing toppings, creating a burst of flavors and textures with every bite.

The history of Samosa Chaat can be traced back to the streets of North India, where inventive vendors repurpose leftover samosas into a mouthwatering chaat. The samosas are typically broken into pieces and topped with tangy tamarind chutney, zesty green chutney, creamy yogurt, chopped onions, fresh coriander leaves, and a sprinkle of chaat masala.

To prepare Samosa Chaat, start by preparing or purchasing crispy samosas filled with spiced potatoes and peas. Break the samosas into bite-sized pieces and arrange them on a plate. Drizzle generously with sweet tamarind chutney and green chutney. Add a dollop of chilled yogurt over the samosas. Sprinkle with finely chopped onions, fresh coriander leaves, and a dash of chaat masala for that extra burst of flavor. Optionally, garnish with crispy sev (thin chickpea flour noodles) for added crunch.

Samosa Chaat is a delightful fusion of textures—crispy samosas, creamy yogurt, tangy chutneys, and fresh toppings. It’s a popular street food enjoyed across India and is perfect for serving as an appetizer or snack at gatherings and parties.

Sev Puri

TSh 7,000

Sev Puri is a beloved Indian street food snack that originates from the vibrant culinary scene of Mumbai. It’s a delightful combination of crispy puris (small, round, crispy breads), tangy and spicy chutneys, boiled potatoes, onions, and a generous topping of fine sev (crisp chickpea flour noodles). This snack is bursting with flavors and textures, making it a favorite among food enthusiasts.

The history of Sev Puri can be traced back to the bustling streets of Mumbai, where vendors creatively assembled this snack to cater to the city’s fast-paced lifestyle. Each bite of Sev Puri offers a symphony of flavors—the tanginess from tamarind chutney, the heat from green chutney, the crunch of puris and sev, and the freshness from the chopped vegetables.

Sev Puri is not just a snack; it’s an experience enjoyed by people of all ages across India. Whether savored as an evening snack or served at festive gatherings, Sev Puri never fails to captivate taste buds with its irresistible blend of savory, spicy, and tangy elements.

Zanzibar Mix

TSh 6,000

Zanzibar Mix is a delightful and flavorful street food dish that originates from the beautiful island of Zanzibar, located off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. This unique and aromatic mix is a medley of various ingredients, blending local spices, seafood, and vegetables to create a tantalizing culinary experience.

The history of Zanzibar Mix is deeply intertwined with the island’s rich cultural heritage and influences from Arab, Indian, and African culinary traditions. It reflects the diversity of flavors and ingredients found in Zanzibar, a melting pot of cultures.

Zanzibar Mix typically consists of a combination of fried potatoes, lentil fritters (known as “bhajias”), marinated octopus or squid, boiled eggs, and various spicy condiments such as tangy tamarind sauce, coconut chutney, and fresh chili peppers. The dish is often served on newspaper or in small containers, perfect for enjoying as a street food snack while exploring the bustling markets and streets of Zanzibar.

Each bite of Zanzibar Mix is a burst of flavors—crispy potatoes, savory lentil fritters, tender seafood, and the vibrant heat of spicy condiments. It’s a must-try dish for anyone visiting Zanzibar, offering a true taste of the island’s culinary heritage.

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