Posted by Tom
Just received these pics this morning. I hope they bring some of these snacks back for us!
I found it! The food of the trip!
While shopping in Mumbai I found the perfect snack: Panipuri.
Indians have a name for fast, fresh casual food you can pick up from a street stand; they call it "chaat." This is a panipuri stand.
I’ve had panipuris during lunch, and late at night after a couple of beers. I’m hooked.
The puris are light, crispy, deep fried pastries. And pani means water; very spicy water!
A small hole is popped in the crispy top and filled with a mixture of water, spices, and chick peas.
The whole thing goes in your mouth and when you bite down there is a literal explosion of crunchy, sweet & spicy flavors!
The vendor keeps cranking them out as long as you stand there. I ate about eight of them and I could have kept going. We need some of these carts in New York City!