This is part of the popular street food, Chaat /Bhelpuri in India and variations abound.
This is Ma's version with puffed rice, spice powders, chickpea-sev, chopped vegetables and herbs.
An after-school snack for my niece.
Here is a collection of snapshots, taken over the course of our vacation / past 3 months in India.
One street snack that is missing here, one that I very much wanted to try and photograph was the Jhal Muri vendors plying the eastern railways route: old blue barley water tin cans,Britannia biscuit-tins, painted red, yellow and blue cans, sleek steel cans. All fixed around a squat, square 'tin' then filled with condiments: some in clear polythene, some in upturned, sawed-off-bottom plastic/soda bottles, others in colourful plastic containers.
Further travel and ill health, stopped one from sampling this delicacy.
Puffed Rice=2 and half cups
Cucumber, cubed fine
Tomatoes, seeded and chopped, 1 Cup
Green chillies, chopped fine [ optional]
Fresh Coriander, chopped fine, 3 tbps
Red Chilli powder
Mix everything together, sprinkle with lime juice, serve topped with fried
chickpea flour mixture/sev
Added to the Lunch Platter: Tasty with rice too!
Spicy Medu Vada's and Mirchi Bhaji's at Shilparamam, Hyderabad.
Crisp fried vegetable samosa's: vendors ply around the Miriyalaguda Railway Station route.
Tea on the East -Indian Railways- in tiny disposable clay matka's
An old clay Ganesha presiding over bags of American Corn
Roasted American Corn at the Marina Beach, Chennai
An old paint can turned into a charcoal brazier with a hand-cranked bellow.
Roasted Corn Cobs outside the theme-village of Shilparamam
Shaved ice soaked with rose syrup
Shaved Ice with a variety of syrups: rose, khus, dates