Chai Pani, a food restaurant situated in Asheville, North Carolina, wins America’s Most Outstanding Restaurant at James Beard Foundation Awards. It also features in one of the New York Times’50 favourite restaurants.
Sharing his thoughts on Indian food, Mehrwan Irani said, “The food is much more diverse, interesting, and unexpected than the handful of regional cuisines that have become popular so far.” As per Irani, the street food of the country best captures the essence of India like no other food. Indian street food is colorful, vibrant, innovative, joyful and of course delicious.
Chai Pani refers to tea and snacks. Classic Indian Street foods are the best sellers. They are Bhelpuri, Sev Dahi Puri, Corn Bhel, Green Mango Chaat, Potato Chaat, Aloo Tikki, Kale Pakoras and uttapam. The list does not end here. The chef’s signature dish is Julienned Okra Fries. It is made of lime wedge garnished with salt and seasoning. For people who prefer eating meat, Chai Pani provides Chicken Pakoras with Kashmiri spices, Keema Pav, Lamb Burgers, the Chicken Tikka Roll and curry bowls.
Speaking about the most popular dish in his restaurant, Irani said that the dish named Sloppy Jai is the most popular. He says that it is the essence of his restaurant and it has the power to bridge the cultural divide between Parsi and American cuisine. Sloppy Jai has become one of the most famous dishes.
According to outlookindia.com. Source of photo: internet