A Sneak Peek At Indian Fast Food
Vaddas and Dose
Vaddas are savory donuts deep fried and served with sambar & chutney. Yum! Masala Dose (pron. DOSA) is a rice-flour pancake stuffed with a veggie malasa and rolled burrito style with plenty of ghee.
A fast food treat started in Mumbai but now in most urban cities, Frankie’s are heated chapatis with beaten egg poured on top crepe style and cooked, then filled with your choice of meat or veggie masala. They're Bombay's answer to vendor hotdogs.
Not for recent by-pass patients, Kesari Bath is similar to bread pudding soaked in melted butter. It's semolina, cashews, raisins (or other fruit/nut combos) cardamom, sugar & enough ghee (clarified butter) to lube Parisian pastry brushes for a year.
Bhel, Dai, or Pani Puri, Chaat is a must for anyone visiting the Sub-continent. For the real experience try Pani Puri, a sweet & sour, hot & spicy mix of Puri stuffed with potatoes& beans soaking in pani water. Fair warning, keep the Cipro handy.
Some of the freshest and best tasting fruits and vegetables, favorites are Custard Apples, Mangosteens, Jackfruit, Tender Coconut and DrumSticks.
Can't mention food without drink, try Old Monk Spiced rum straight up or with Thumbs Up cola. King Fisher Beer is refreshing and cheap. For the more adventurous there are a number of local brews available like Goan Cashew Feni.
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