Chaat in Boston?
- galleygirl Mar 11, 2002 07:26 PM
I'm not a frequent Indian food eater, but in Queens this weekend, the NY hounds introduced me to something that could change this, that delightful snack known as chaat. Anyplace in the area where I can get this?
The Punjabi Dhaba is definitely still under the same ownership and great as ever. They have a relatively expansive selection of chaats. The dahi papri is my favorite - a mix of chick peas, lentil crisps, tomatoes, potatoes, red onions and coriander, swimming in yogurt and drizzled with tamarind sauce. The paneer chaat is also great, and as far as I can tell, rather unusual (I certainly don't think you can get it anywhere else in Boston). It features plentiful chunks of sauteed Indian cheese, tomatoes, coriander, and the usual complement of yogurt. Also, a friend of mine tried the banana chaat once. He said it was weird, thought not bad per se. Let me know which ones you like!