Category: Tour of India: Indian Street Food

  • Mango Lassi

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 3 cups plain yogurt Juice of ½ lemon 1 cup canned mango pulp (preferably Ratna Alfonso brand) ½ cup cold water 20 ice cubes ¼ cup sugar, or to taste DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in a blender, and process until the yogurt is frothy and the ice is is crushed […]

  • Samosas, Puff Pastry, with green peas

    Makes 9 turnovers INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 (9-to-10-ounce) package frozen petite peas ¼ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons Green Chutney, or store-bought (sold as cilantro or mint chutney) 1 tablespoon Tamarind Chutney, or store bought 1 pound frozen puff pastry, thawed 1 egg whisked with a pinch of salt, for […]

  • Manchurian Cauliflower

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS About 2 quarts corn or canola oil, for frying 3 eggs 2⁄3 cup cornstarch Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 large or 2 small heads cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 1 cup ketchup Cayenne pepper to taste Cooked white rice, for […]

  • Crispy Okra Salad (Kararee Bhindi)

    Serves 4 INGREDIENTS Canola oil 1-pound okra, stemmed and thinly sliced lengthwise ½ small red onion, thinly sliced 1 medium or 2 small tomatoes, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves Juice of ½ lemon 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1½ teaspoons chaat masala DIRECTIONS Heat 2 inches of oil in a […]

  • Savory Indian Crepes with Tomato-Shallot Chutney (Cheelas)

    Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For the crepes 1 cup chickpea flour (besan) 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon carom (ajowan) 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper ¾ cup water 1 jalapeño (cored and seeded to make more mild), finely chopped ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1½ teaspoons canola oil For the chutney 1 tablespoon canola oil […]