This chaat shop is economical and hygienic.
The bustling Sadar Bazaar of Agra decorated with lights as shopkeepers invite people in their shops. Sadar is located in the cantonment area near Idgah bus stand and can be, rightly, called the Greater Kailash, M block market of Agra. The market is much organised, unlike the other markets in the city.
Agra Chaat House, that’s the name of the food joint, is situated in the middle of the food gali (street) of Sadar Bazaar. After completing the shopping task for my sister’s upcoming wedding, we decided to eat at Agra Chaat House. The shop, with no hesitation whatsoever, claims to be a ‘Famous Shop of Agra’ and by looking at the crowd I can say they are quite renowned.
Prices of various dishes offered here are economical. I ordered a plate of aalo tikki (Rs. 25 per plate) and Dahi papdi (Rs. 25 per plate).
The aalo tikki is served with a combination of soont (red chutney) and green mint chutney, garnished with coarsely chopped coriander leaves and dry fruits. The tikki is lip smacking and the soont does wonders to make it a memorable dish. Crust of the tikki is crispy and the core is soft prepared with potatoes and a variety of Indian spices.
However, the dahi papdi is not as tasty as I thought it would be. The papdis are topped, generously with dahi and neatly garnished, again, with coarsely chopped coriander leaves but fails to excite my taste buds.
Agra Chaat House is 55 years old and a decent place to satisfy your hunger for chaat. If you are in Agra, you can visit the place and give a high five to Mr. Chaurasia, owner, Agra Chaat House for the awesome aalo tikki.