Monday, January 10, 2011
Don't be fooled by the name, these great street snacks, commonly found in Bengal, have nothing to do with the Chinese favorite. I probably ate a million of these in a few short days: for under 50 rupees, it is one of the best deals on the street. They start with a flat bread, coated in an egg mixture and fried on a well oiled skillet once golden brown, it is filled with a wide range of ingredients, most commonly eggs. I also tried paneer, chicken, and mutton as well. All delicious. The filling is then topped with hot sauce, red onions, chilis, and a bit of cabbage. The bread is then rolled up and placed on a newspaper. Devour at will.
This recipe is not quite it, but it'll suffice. The bread appears to use yeast, cause they weren't selling them in the morning, since they had to wait for it to rise.