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chaat cafe

patrick | | Nov 8, 2001 02:18 PM

Found myself on University ave in Berkeley yesterday, hungry and across the street from Chaat Cafe. Curiosity and the recent thread about how lousy Breads of India is piqued my interest, so I went in for a bite. Got the Aloo Tikki and a side of dal, total five bucks. Turned out I didn't need the dal, since the aloo tikki came with a ladleful of incredibly delicious chickpeas. So I could have had a small late lunch for $3.00.

The tikki were divine, little spicy curry mashed-potato fritters. The aforementioned chickpeas were gently spiced and topped with some finely chopped raw onion and cilantro.

The dal was OK, seemed like leftover legumes-soup to me, but good all the same.

Delicious and cheap. I'll be back. It's on University at McGee or so.