Not to be fooled by Tandoori Chaaps

These days Tandoori for vegetarians is picking up quite a lot. Lot of small outlets have sprung up, serving primarily soy based products. Masala Chaap, Stuffed Chaap, Malai Chaap, Soya Tikka, various types of Paneer Tikka, Stuffed Aloo, Mushrooms, Dal Kebabs are some of the more popular items. For vegetarians like me, these outlets were a blessing. Finally I thought I would have something ‘healthy’ to eat, without worrying too much about calories, with loads of proteins, we finally had the counter for Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Tikka. But is it true ?

Not at all, most of these outlets, fry their chaaps before putting them on a stick and making it ‘tandoori’, surprising but true. And after they are roasted in tandoor, they add generous amount of ghee / butter / cream along with masala and chutney. Though I do not mind masala, however the added fat just kills any chance of these things being good for health. Do they taste good? A big Yes, however we should not eat them thinking that they good for health.

So my advice, if you are mood for Tandoori Soy Chaaps, because you want to eat healthy, check if they have fried them or not, and ask them not to garnish them with Ghee or butter, or if you want, you can ask them to keep it at minimum.

Author: Shashank

CFE – Cheap Food Enthusiast Entrepreneur by birth, hippie by heart he is here just because he loves to eat. This adventurous biker is constantly looking for new avenues to satisfy his insatiable hunger for food & life. Though he loves sugar dense food, there is nothing sugar coated about him- brutally honest with his words, he often ruffles feathers with his stark naked opinions about food, fancy restaurants & orthodox ideas.

8 thoughts on “Not to be fooled by Tandoori Chaaps”

  1. @daily dreamz: 'Wah ji Wah' as Shashank mentioned plus now 'Wah Bhai Wah' and 'Soy corner' and many small not much known outlets serving scrumptious chaaps!

    @Shashank: Waise toh I'm don't care about the health part but just curious 'Wah ji wah' doesn't fry them, right?

  2. Guys at a stone throw distance away from Karkardooma metro station. On the opp side of it is BUNTY DHABA. Serves best soya chaps. Amazingly fresh and crisps, the preparations are juwt amazing, plus the guy also serves palang tod Dal makhni and palak paneer. And his laccha parathans are out of this world. Sure shot desi food joint. Try it once and I bet you for 10$ you will never ever eat at wah ji wah or any other such similar sounding joints.
    I belong to Lucknow, but many times have come specially for this to Delhi.

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