There are emails which makes you smile, emails which makes you go aww and then there are emails which makes you jump from your seat and go OMG..and you keep saying to yourself am I reading it correctly!
Yes, that’s exactly how I reacted when Shulie wrote to me that she was planning an Indian Theme and asked if I could do a guest post. It was a special moment for me.. excited, happy and felt SO honored.
Shulie comes from an Indian Jewish family and was born and brought up in Israel but has lived in the US for half her life. She is a lovely wife and an amazing mom, who always makes sure that her family stay happy, healthy and they don’t skip any meal. I am huge fan of Shulie’s photography, food styling and the way she gives twist to create every recipe in her own unique style.
If you are looking for inspiration, Food Wandering is the place.. go there and check out cuisines from all across the world.
I have been trying to make Papri Chat for a long time now and somehow, I was never happy with the outcome. After a couple of attempts, I gave up trying. When both of us decided on Papri Chat, I was happy and worried at the same time. Will I be able to do it this time?
For those of you who are not aware of Papri Chat , it’s a famous street food which has crisp fried dough wafers covered with plain yogurt, some boiled potatoes, tangy tamarind chutney, spicy green chutney and then, topped with some onion, tomatoes and may be some cucumber too.
It’s one such snack which is loved by every Indian and we can never get enough of it.
Making papri chat might be easy but somehow, it was not happening in my kitchen. Either it wouldn’t stay crispy or the texture wouldn’t taste flaky. I really don’t know how many times Arvind came home and saw a messy kitchen and flour all over me. But after every attempt, I was getting more stubborn to get it right.
I know, I sound like a control freak person! There are dishes where I like to give my twist and turn but when it comes to every Indian’s favorite Papri Chat, I wanted it to be authentic, as close as I could get.
Few evenings back, these crackers finally behaved and fried to perfect crispy flaky texture. When Arvind took a bite and said he loved it, I was doing my happy dance and felt so relaxed!!
He went crazy over the chutneys too. It was our dinner that night and I had a good night sleep 🙂
You can also print the recipe.