I’ve always been a chaat-loving person, never being able to resist a good dish of chaat. Take chaat away from me, take life away from me – that’s how much I love it. 🙂
There’s this chaat shop the better half and me discovered sometime last year, when my cravings for ‘proper’ chaat had escalated to a whole new level. I was craving for chaat the way it is made in Ahmedabad, the kind of chaat that I have grown up with and absolutely adore.
I was overjoyed to find the sheer variety of chaat that this shop serves, a far cry from the extremely limited dishes that most chaat shops in the city offer. It is not even a proper ‘shop’, it is just a small ‘place’ in the basement of a shop. The ingredients that the guy uses are very few and common. What strikes me, every time I visit there, is his innovativeness. He uses the same ingredients in different permutations and combinations to create different tastes. Hell, he even makes a chaat using ice cream, something I’ve never seen anywhere else! I always find something new to try out whenever I visit this shop, something that matches my mood – from Tim Tom Chaat and Crazy Chaat to Chips Masala and Cornflakes Masala.
Something struck me when we stopped by at the shop on the way back from work yesterday – Isn’t that the way life is supposed to be? Not always having the best, but making the most of whatever you have? Not being scared to be different, but always trying out new things, working on what you’ve got? Drawing strength from the best of each flavour, keeping on experimenting, discovering many new and wonderful recipes in the process?
Here’s to lovely chaats, and yummy life lessons! 🙂
PS: While we are on the topic of food, don’t forget to check out the updates on my food blog. 🙂