Imagine a place where you can get food From different states of India like Gujarat, Maharashtra,Andhra,Tamil Nadu ,parathe from paratha gali and Tunde k kebab from Lucknow. yes everything at one place , that too in Chennai .
It’s masala kart Street Food Festival-2013
we were going there for the second consecutive year , Last year it was in Besant nagar which wasn’t that great as it was in a very small area (I think last year they were not expecting so many people) this time as they were claiming it to be the largest Street food fest in India, They took it to bigger Place Island Garden near Marina beach.
When we reach there I was happy that they had Good parking arrangements that was a relief. Then the real tough task was of Buying coupon. A huge Queue,Though there were 6 counters but that was not enough for the crowd which they were able to pull this year.
Entry fees were minimal, 50 rupees entry coupon and you have to take 50 rupees food coupon , which is okay.
Once you enter the place it was heaven for a real foodie.Aroma of a food and a happy faces was all around.
I was totally confused from where to start , what to eat first . This year it was better planned than last year because they had number of stalls which were selling food coupons inside which was not the case last year.
There were 6 different domes. out of which 2 were Non-vegetarian while 4 were Vegetarian.
List of items they were serving were endless , more than 100 cuisines .Prices were at the higher side but that is expected so no complains. A high level of hygiene was ensured.
Few of the food items which I tried was
Pav vada – It Was good but very small .
Misal Pav – It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting So total disappointment.Even the worst misal pav in Mumbai will be better than what was served.
Dabeli – It was good , Spicy very spicy. I never had so spicy in Gujarat they would have made it better.
Ragada pattice – Total disappointment , they call it Ragada but It was Chole.
punukulu – Flashback of my Hyderabad days,It would have been better if it was hot.
putharekulu – A sweet dish from Andhra tasted for the first time and I must say now I am craving for it.
MLA Pesarattu – I must say it was the best item of the day.
Malpua – It was as expected served hot.
Ice Gola – This stall has the longest queue , It clearly shows that in Chennai we don’t find Golawala easily.
Additionally there were Dhokla, Chat items and many more to add into this list.
Looking forward to many such food festival in Chennai .
Definitely I will be the first person to be there next year.
Note: This is not a paid review. It’s based on my experience of going there and we paid for our own meal.