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The Cookstr Weekly: Bringing Street Food Indoors

August 10, 2015

Street food is one of my favorite symbols of city summers: fruit or grilled meat on kebabs, pitas stuffed with vegetables and wrapped in foil, and deep-fried desserts that leave your fingers dusted in powdered sugar. What if you could relive those memorable meals…but maybe minus sweating on the sidewalk while you eat.

Here are ten recipes to recreate global street food favorites at home. Plates and silverware fully optional.

Warmest regards,

Kara Rota

Editorial Director
by Hari Nayak

This is my take on the popular Indian street food, Pau Bhaji, that is sold in carts that dot the side of every alternate lane in the city of Mumbai….In America, the closest parallel to this dish is the sloppy joe that is usually made with wet, seasoned minced meat spooned over a bun. The Indian sloppy joe uses a lot of butter to gives it its characteristic taste. You can use any vegetable for this recipe.

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