Most people who love chaat are luckily not too big on hygiene. You can't afford to be; often the best chaat is the kind you'd find on a bandi, in the middle of a polluted main-road with the golden mountains of sev, papdi and puri gloriously exposed to the elements. But this is no challenge for the healthy Indian immune system. We're not daunted by a little dirt. Hygiene schmygiene. We sneeze in the face of germs. Well, anyway.
Of late however, another trend has caught on. Hotels have discovered that people are perfectly willing to pay more for pani-puris made with mineral water, bhel-puri served in a plate that doesn't still bear remnants of previous meals, vacuum-sealed papdis, and other such insanities. We still love our chaat, but we could live without the bacteria.
And the latest joint in town to offer gourmet chaat is Taj Residency's Blue Flower restaurant. The ten-day Chaat Festival will have a buffet at Rs. 149 (plus taxes), where you can enjoy an unlimited supply of your favourites. Apart from a pani-puri counter and the usual, new dishes like dahi bhalla and basin ka chilla, will also be on offer. So gorge without fear.
Please contact the Taj Residency at 2339-3939 for further details.