If you are a foodie, you must have pondered over the great irony of the street food of India, at some point in life. You may find them in street and narrow alleys but some of these iconic dishes are studded with ingredients that are anything but 'humble'. Take for instance, 'daulat ki chaat' from Delhi, the milky dessert is packed with dry fruits, nuts and is laced with silver varq. According to legends, it was considered as a dessert only rich could afford, hence it was named 'Daulat ki chaat', 'daulat' in Hindi means wealth. Similarly, there is another chaat delicacy from North that goes by the name of 'Raj Kachori'. 'Raj' in Hindi refers to 'royal'. If you have ever had Raj Kachori, or seen it being served, you can probably guess why it is named so. The snack includes an enormously puffed pastry that is hollowed from centre. It is doused in a generous dash of dahi or yogurt, and loaded with an eclectic mix of chutneys, sprouts, potatoes, pomegranate seeds, masalas, bhalla, sev and so much more. You can find Raj Kachori in many local halwai and tuck shops across North. But with this recipe by famous blogger and YouTuber Manjula Jain you can make the delicacy at home in a jiffy!
About Sushmita SenguptaSharing a strong penchant for food, Sushmita loves all things good, cheesy and greasy. Her other favourite pastime activities other than discussing food includes, reading, watching movies and binge-watching TV shows.