The other day during my usual trip to the grocery store, my eyes spotted some fresh mint leaves. The first thing that occured to me was Golgappa.
Today, I tried to re-create the magic that the street food in Delhi has. It made me nostalgic!
Golgappa is a round, hollow, crispy puff that is punctured by hand to stuff it with spicy boiled potatoes and chickpeas. The opening is then filled with mint water and a tamarind condiment. The puff is eaten one at a time w/o biting. The fun of relishing this dish comes not only from the flavour but also from the way it is consumed.
Ingredients and Instructions:
1. Boil potatoes and add red chili powder and black salt. Mash coarsely. You can add boiled chickpeas to this. This will be the stuffing.
2. Make a puree of mint, coriander, cumin seeds, black salt, chaat masala, jal jeer powder, and some tamarind condiment, Add water and mix well. Then refrigerate.
3. Make the tamarind condiment as per this recipe.
4. Golgappa (made from a dough of semolina and all purpose flour, then deep fried). You can easily buy these at an Indian grocery store.