Chai and pakora: A must try in India

India is about experiencing different types of food that it has to offer and here’s something that you must try. You just have to try the traditional Indian tea (we call it chai) and to go with the Indian chai, you have to try some ‘pakoras’. Pakoras are basically battered fried snacks a bit like potato cutlets. They can be of different types; potatoes, corn, cauliflower, onions and even chicken pakoras. My favourite have always been the onion pakoras.

You’ll find them as starters in many Indian restaurants. But many of us just like to have it on its own with tea of course. It makes a nice little snack in the evening! Great thing about these pakoras is that they really enhances the flavour of tea – a bit like strawberries and champagne.

Chai and Pakora
Chai and Pakora

You’ll find the chai and pakoras everywhere – on the streets, stalls, restaurants and stand-alone eateries. If it’s not on your restaurant menu, don’t be shy to ask the waiter if they can make some for you.

Don’t forget to try them out when visiting India – I am sure you’ll like them. So make a note to try chai and pakoras as one of the things to do when you are in India. 

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