Jaipur has a pretty good collection of street food sellers, with a procession of locals the food had a good turn over in food. I really enjoyed finally having street food vendors I trusted enough to eat with.
Channa and bread
With a large concave skillets, reminiscent of a paella pan bubbling away with a chickpea concoction and multiple stacks of a pale white yeasted flat bread, these guys where geared up to sell a fair amount of food. I worked on the assumption that here in India you’d not make this much food unless you are confident you’d sell it all.
The soft chickpeas had a kick that made the inside of my ears tingle a little, flavoursome too, with crunchy onion and a sweet finish, steeping the bread in to liquor and grasping at the chickpeas this made a good early evening snack.
Just around the corner from my guest house, the vendors weren’t here earlier in the afternoon, so the food is likely fresh too! Good times!
Daal and bread
A day spent block printing gave an opportunity to eat something truly local, the same meals that the factory workers ate, a simple, pure vegetarian meal That consists of a spicy lentil daal, wood fired flat breads and some of the extra salty lime relish, some small red onions, a green chilli and some lime were there if desired.
Potato cake with sweet tamarind and coriander sauces
These concave skillets are the street food traders griddle of choice, a heavy steel hold a great heat, with a cool edge for hot holding and dipped centre so no ghee is wasted they are very useful.The crisp potato cakes look like a great opportunity, nestled around the edges of the skillet. Coated with a sweet tamarind sauce a green salsa, some coriander, onion and chilli flakes this was going to be tasty.With a small wooden spoon and perched nearby some parked motorcycles I got a few looks from locals as I tucked into the potatoes. Perhaps they heard the crunch as I bit down, they were just so crispy.
I couldn’t pass up the pakora balls as well, with some more of that sharp green salsa!