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Have Chaat at Dilli Haat


GOOD FOOD might lead to a man's heart but it is only a perfect combination of the sweet and the sour that will take you beyond. No wonder mangoes and grapes are so much in demand. The former however have not as yet flooded the markets and the latter are all set to bid adieu leaving the common man stranded in his search for eternal bliss. But one thing that is available round the year and is probably as effective is Chaat. The mouth-watering delicacies have the power of drawing people from near and far alike as has been seen at Dilli Haat where Dabur has organised the first Chaat Festival this fortnight.

Papdi chaat, Raj kachori, Gol gappas, Lachha tokri, Dahi bhallas, Samosas, Aloo tikki, etc... you name it and the festival has it. Together with Dabur Hommade's newly launched imli saunth chutney the snacks are quite irresistible. Add to that, that the delicacies are prepared by some of the best chatwallahs of Delhi and you would know why one cannot afford to miss this festival. The festival offers a unique opportunity to savour the preparations of Raj from Old Delhi, Ram Bhoj from Chandni Chowk, and Bengali sweet house from Bengali market, few of the best and the most known chaatwallahs of Delhi.

Will the imli saunth chutney be able to repeat the success of Dabur's real fruit juices and other products is a question that time will answer but the chaatwallahs believe it will. "The chutney is excellent but lacks in one or two ingredients that we will add," believes Ashok Arora from Rambhoj.

"That's the basic idea behind this. It is an ethnic sauce meant for Indian snacks that can be suitably changed by adding a few ingredients to give you the taste that you enjoy the most," says Amit Burman, CEO of Dabur.

While Aditi Jain of Green Parsha Sodhi and her family from South extension don't find anything special about it. "What we prepare at home is better," believes the latter, who has specially come to Dilli Haat for the festival. They however like the Raj kachori and other offerings by Bengali sweet house.

The chutney might find favour with the Delhiites but what Dabur can hope for with certainty are Delhiites' blessings. The fun of being able to taste the best from all over Delhi is in itself a big reason to cherish.

S.M. YASIR

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