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Indian street food comes to Nicosia for one night

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“We are about to beat the July heat with the hottest Indian food,” say organisers of an upcoming event set to serve up tasty Indian dishes. Nicosia’s Home for Cooperation and Soul Curry, an authentic Indian kitchen, are setting up an Indian food fiesta this Saturday, July 3 at the Home Café. Raj and Shakti from Soul Curry are ready to take guests on a culinary trip to India with their dishes, served from 7pm onwards.

The evening’s menu includes two starters and three mains. The first starter is Pani Puri, one of the most popular street foods of India, made of crispy semolina puffed balls which are filled with flavoured potatoes and chicken peas. The snack is complete only when it is dipped into mint and coriander enfused water. “It’s a perfect bite-sized snack that is packed with exciting flavours,” say the organisers. The second starter is Vada Pav, richly flavoured potatoes dipped in chickpea batter and deep-fried. This crunchy snack is then placed between bread slices that are layered with mint chutney.

The mains will include the vegan dish Chana Bhatura, a spicy chickpea curry which is served with Indian fluffy bread and is popular street food from Northern India. Pav Bhaaji is a healthy fast food dish invented for the textile mill workers in Mumbai. “From street cart food to fine dine restaurants,” add organisers, “Pav Bhaji is the perfect blend of healthy crunchy vegetables cooked in spices. It is served with buttered toasted pav or bread. A dash of lemon and crunchy finely chopped onions will seal the deal.”

Lastly, Kheema Pav, another popular Indian street food, is a robust, peppery curry dish made with minced chicken or lamb cooked with onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, and earthy spices, served with lightly toasted buns. To cool down, refreshing drinks will also be available including the standard cocktails and beers from the Home Café or a mango lassi and a mango yoghurt smoothie for an extra Indian touch.


Indian Street Food Night

Soul Curry serves authentic Indian street food dishes and drinks. July 3. Home for Cooperation. 7pm-11pm. Reservations are required, at [email protected], or via 99-593 919

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