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Mumbai style vada-pav in Dubai

Last week, Aditi & I had a killer craving for Mumbai-style vada pav. There was just one key ingredient that bothered us for a while – the typical Maharashtrian kanda-lasun masala. Lucky enough, Al Adil Trading was the only super-market in and around Discovery Gardens to stock this. The result was nothing short of mouth-watering. But we still miss Mumbai and all our people ūüėź

Thanks for your efforts Aditi
Thanks for your efforts Aditi

Endless chaat at Patiala House, Karama

Last week, we decided to try chaat at Patiala Chaat, and like so many others, we couldn’t have made a better decision. It took a moment for us to find, since it is near Karama Post Office, not exactly opposite. Parking could be a bit of a challenge, but the food will make up for it.

All this amongst me, Aditi & Bijon
All this amongst me, Aditi & Bijon

The Pani Puri, Dahi Puri & Sev Puri were to die for. The teekha paani seemed to have a bit of color, but it felt very fresh. The Raj Kachori wasn’t the freshest, and was the only disappointment. I don’t know if Jal Jeera has a sweet/salty option (like Fresh Lime) but theirs was sweet like Shikanji. Everything else was top of the world and I thoroughly recommend this place. Can’t wait to visit again and try their Punjabi Non-Veg mains.

Recipe: Dahi Sev Puri

I love my sev puri crunchy. The trick I learned from my regular bhaiya was to add a layer of sev right after the potatoes so keep the base crunchy, and avoid sogginess¬†once the chutney’s are added. Hope you enjoy it. Takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare.


  • Papdi puri
  • Mashed potatoes (I literally use instant mashed potato)
  • Nylon sev
  • Chopped onions, tomatoes, corriander
  • Chana dal
  • Tamarind¬†chutney
  • Chili chutney (or Maggi Hot & Sweet sauce)
  • Yoghurt (whipped,¬†sweetened)
  • Chat masala, salt
I love it crunchy!
I love it crunchy!


  • Lay the puris¬†on a flat plate and top up¬†ingredients in the¬†mentioned order
  • Garnish with nylon sev and corriander