Pass The Plate
One tremendous thing about Mumbai is the street food- while many deem it unhygienic and dangerous, there are still thousands of people who enjoy the myriad snacks available:
papdi chaat, sev puri, bhel puri, dahi batata puri, moomphalli, chana, pakoras, samosas, jalebi, mathri, dhokla, bhutta, snackwiches, lassi, naryal pani... there are dozens more.
'Snackwiches' are a very cute invention that my mum has grown up eating at her house too: a filling is made for the sandwich, it's closed, and placed in a hot panini-like griller, except it's curved to allow for the fat filling.
The result is a warm, oozing sandwich.
Ours is the more modern version, but above is the traditional snackwich maker that the food stalls use. So for Pass The Plate this week, I decided to make a snackwich that I had tried at our sports day once (the best way to get through the long, boring, hot day).
Loads of butter, some sliced boiled potatoes and lots of chaat masala- a spice mix put on the typical Indian snack. I've fallen in love with it and my favourite way to eat it is on popcorn!
Try making a snackwich: vegetables, meat, leftovers, cheese... maybe even some wacky ones: leftover pasta, nutella, peanut butter, chocolate!