When it starts drizzling or raining I start craving for Chaat. Brings back memories of monsoons in India, the minute it would start raining, my sisters and I would be queuing up in small roadside eateries to eat chaat and other spicy street food delicacies.
Last week when it started raining in Dubai and I was too lazy to step out, I ordered chaat and some of my favorite snacks from Chaat Bazaar. And my family and I enjoyed our chaat sitting in the balcony while watching the rain.
According to Wikipedia:
Chaat is a savory snack that originated in India, typically served as a hors d’œuvre at roadside tracks from stalls or food carts across the Indian subcontinent in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh.
I had heard about the restaurant Chaat Bazaar from my friends. It is located in Karama. They’re a vegetarian restaurant with a huge variety. Their menu is vast and varied and we were spoilt for choice.
Some of the chaats and snacks that we ordered were:
The Pav Bhaji Bruschetta, a delectable fusion between Indian and Italian food was amazing. In a single bite, we could get the taste of Pav Bhaji and Bruschetta.
Next we tried another fusion snack- Sev Puri Tacos. This Indian and Mexican venture had taco shells with sev puri filling. A deliciously sweet and spicy tacos with an Indian twist.
After trying both the fusion dishes, we had Basket Corn Dahi Chaat. It had crispy little canapés/basket filled with corn, raw mango pieces, pomegranate, coriander, sev, chaat masala and yogurt. This chaat was crispy, tangy, spicy and sweet. Fabulous flavors, extremely delicious and worth trying.
We loved the Mumbai’s favorite streetside snack Asli Vada Pav. It is an Indian burger with potato patty and chutney. The Chaat Bazaar’s Vada Pav was fantastic, in fact one of the best Vada Pav we have had in Dubai.
Kolhapuri Pav Bhaji is more spicy and garlicky than the regular Pav Bhaji. It tasted good, but was too oily.
Chaat Bazaar also offers many popular combos and you can add an aerated drink as well. We tried Ministry of Dahi Chaat, it consisted of small portions of samosa chole dahi, tikki dahi, dahi bhalla, papdi chaat, dahi sev puri and basket dahi. All the classic chaats with dahi or yogurt was scrumptious.
We loved everything that we ordered from Chaat Bazaar. All their chaats and snacks wowed us with their exquisite and delicious flavors. Their pricing is reasonable and affordable. They also do catering.
Now, coming back to the question, whether Chaat Bazaar is the best place for chaat in Dubai? Absolutely yes! They’re one of the top 3 places to have chaat and Indian street food in Dubai. We can’t wait to visit them.