In a nutshell:
Chatpata, unexpected enjoyable Snack
Address & other details: Google Map
Meal for 2: Rs. 40
Cuisine Type: Vegetarian
The story (skip the italics to read about how the food tasted):
I happened to have an hour free on a Sunday & I was near the Diplomatic enclave. So decided to go to the Railways Museum. As I parked my car & started walking towards the queue of the Ticket counter, I spotted a thin old smiling man selling something that looked like pakoras – I had seen this many times before but never really stopped back & tasted.
While waiting in the queue I decided to go for the pakoras. So walked up to him & asked about the pakoras to be told that they were laddoos!!!!
I started chatting with him as he started to prepare my plate – He makes the laddoos at home. On the stall he has a small tawa on a burner on which he keeps the home made laddoos in batches. The laddoos get roasted further & crunchy on the edges as they are kept in slow fire. He serves the roasted ones & refills the tawa with new laddoos.
He said he spends about an hour in the morning to set up his little stall – ‘jo dekhne me accha lage, wohi to bikta hai’ meaning ‘What looks attractive, sells’. So his sense of Visual Merchandising makes him skewer the laddoos & display them at the edge thru the transparent plastic cover.
The Ram Laddoos, I was told was made with moong daal & matar daal. They were crunchy on the outside & soft inside with the daal flavors coming in. These were finally served with fresh grated mooli (radish) which r still crunchy & some outstanding thick green chutney & a magic secret masala powder.
Loved it…………… went back to have one more plate on the way back from the museum.