We promised Berfu that we would introduce her to Indian street food one weekend. So, we visited Chatkazz in Harris Park.
Our mocktails: Mojito and watermelon juice for John.
Chatkazz is always busy as you can hear at the background.
We had Pani Puri as well but I didn’t take a photo of it as it’s not the most photogenic dish. This one is Dahi Puri.
Chinese Bhel was spectacular, again.
Khaman Dhokla (above)
Chhole Bhatura (above)
Chatkazz Indian Sweet Shop
On our way back, we popped in to Chatkazz’s Indian sweet shop and waited to be served for quite some time. Every other person was served but I guess you need to be Indian to be treated fairly in that shop. Anyway, in the end we had a box of sweets to take home like jalebi, ladoo, pista barfi, kaju and mango cakes.
I love the box!
On our way to Newtown, we decided to drop in and show Berfu the weekend market at the Rocks. There was a chocolate festival on and it was packed. But we still had a look around.
Harbour Bridge view from The Rocks or Bridgie, shall I say?
People who know us really well know darn well that we are a huge fan Nilgiri’s. This is the place I write about excessively on my food blog VegFusion and this is the place we take our guests and friends because we know that we’ll be looked after very well by Ajoy Joshi and his lovely wife Meera.
This time round, we took Berfu there for an exquisite meal and it was her first time at an Indian restaurant at this caliber. We asked if there was a favourite dish that stood out during the night, she said “They were all fantastic dishes, I can’t really pick one!” She loved them all basically.
Here’s what we had on the night:
Pappadums and Dips (lemon pickles, raita of the day, sweet mango & nigella marmalade)
Cauliflower and Broccoli Pakoda
Bharwan Mirch (paneer-filled banana chilli, spinach batter, garlic chutney)
Moong Dal Samosa (pepper-flavoured pastry, spiced mung lentils, mashed potatoes, tamarind chutney)
Zeera Aloo (chat potatoes, cumin & green chillies)
Achari Gobhi (cauliflower florettes, ‘pickling spices’ nigella & cumin, mustard oil & fresh ginger)
Sukhe Baingan Tamata Tari (baby eggplant, coriander tamarind and dry coconut sauce)