Aaj “paneer waale chole bhature” khaoonga !! Coz its a Saturday and I want to start my weekend with a bang !! Tag somebody who would want to dive into this plate at the moment !! @ Mehak Food caterers, Kalkaji, New Delhi
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Another post on the food of the Gods, this time attempted by our mortal hands at home. The saving grace this time though, was the fact that mom was in the kitchen to see through the process. And the results turned out to be better than what we end up with, yet somewhere falling short of the 'Redi' standards.
What do those street vendors do though to make it impossible to touch them? Firstly, the level of cooking on those matar is certainly one level up on the overcooked scale, presumably they add a pinch of soda to get that texture. Secondly, the redi wallahs achieve that something extra on the chatpata scale as well. Whether it's the use of yellow chilli or some secret spices in their masala, I haven't been able to figure out as yet.
Coming back to the homemade version, this was quite amazing nonetheless. The proper gala hua matar, generous helping of chaat masala, imli chutney, onions, tomatoes, lemon, kheera and my favorite, slivers of raw garlic to give that sharp kick in each bite.
The kulcha was store brought, but was adequate to mop up this glorious mish mash that you see.
If anyone knows a dish that can potentially trump the matar kulcha, I am all ears.