[. . .] as incomes rise and ways of eating change, the inevitable has happened. Street food, that emblem of raucous, messy, urban India, is slowly being tamed.So we have fast-food chains where cooks use gloves, food is served in disposable plastic cups and plates, pani puri (a.k.a gol gappa, or phoochka) is prepared with mineral water, five star hotels serve chaat with a bottle of champagne, and pani puri spiked with vodka is favorite cocktail snack.
In recent years, it has begun to come indoors, get sterilized, and go upmarket.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The Taming of Indian Street Food
From The New York Times: