Let’s chat over chaat: Five spots you cannot miss in Guwahati
Street snacking in winters cannot be complete without chaat. And who doesn't crave chaat? The need to indulge in a plate full of aloo tikki, jhal muri, and those amazing pani-puri drives all of us crazy from time to time. Thankfully in Guwahati, there are enough places to cater to our needs. Check out our list of best chaat spots in the city.
Lal Chana Bhandar, Rajgarh
Pocket-friendly, hygienic, and oh-so-delicious, if you’re a true chaat lover, you just cannot miss this chaat shop. It’s small in size but neat and well-lit. Plus the friendly hospitality makes it all the better. Jhal Muri (Rs 10), Bhoot Jolokia Aloo Chaat (Rs 20) Mix Chana (Rs 10), Wai Wai Chaat (Rs 20) are our most favourites. However we also don’t mind their cheese variants – cheese chana (Rs 30), cheese Kurkure (Rs 40), and cheese bhell muri (Rs 30).
Krishman Chat House, Hatigaon
One of the popular places serving chaats, people stop by for their spicy Bread Chaat (Rs 60) and creamy Dahi Vada (Rs 60). If you’re a phuska fan, their Dry and Dahi Phuska (Rs 110) combo will win your heart! For a filling meal, they also have Pav Bhaji (Rs 80) – the pavs are pillowy soft and the bhaji spicy, tangy, and yummy.
JB’s, Fancy Bazaar
The go-to sweetshop for many, JB’s also serves an extensive range of chatpata delights. Their crispy and scrumptious Aloo Tikkis (Rs 75) are the best way to beat the chill! Other favourites include Cholla Tikkia (Rs 100), Rajasthani Dahi Vada (Rs 100) and Raj Kachori (Rs 100). To be honest, the chaats here are tempting enough for you to have more than one round.
Chaat House, Bhangagarh
The moment you glance at their menu, you would be surprised with their wide variety of chaat offerings. From Phuska Corn Chaat (Rs 75) to Bati Kachori Chaat (Rs 95), Tikhi Jhalmuri (Rs 75), Dahi Bhalla (Rs 100), and Moong Daal Chilla Chaat (Rs (95) there’s something for everyone. If spice isn’t your thing, try out the Fruit Chaat (Rs 100) – chunks of juicy and fresh fruits with a hint of salt, chaat masala, and lime juice.
Best known for their dosas and milk-based sweets, their chaats are equally good. High on quantity and flavours, some of their best-sellers are Dahi Bara Chaat (Rs 80), Aloo Tikki Chaat (Rs 100), and Papdi Chaat (Rs 90). But if you ask us our favourite, Raj Kachori Chaat (Rs 115) tops our list - crisp kachori filled with potatoes, boiled moong dal, spices, and topped with topped with tangy-zingy chutneys, pomegranate, and sev.