Food Fight

Food Fight: Battle Dahi Puri

I have come to terms with my current obsession: dahi puri. It was sparked by the review I did of Sweet n Namkin some weeks ago and has only been growing stronger as I find more and more places around town in which to indulge my chaat tooth.

How I've eaten Indian food nearly my entire life yet never had dahi puri before this year is a mystery to me; I simply don't understand how such a thing happened. Almost as if to make up for lost time, I've been eating the stuff as often as possible now.

With that in mind, it was only a matter of time before I had to return to my old Food Fight stomping grounds to pit two of the restaurants I've been visiting lately in Battle Dahi Puri. While my favorite so far has been found at Shiv Sagar, that particular restaurant has already been featured in a previous Food Fight. (And if you're curious about Shiv Sagar's dahi puri, I wrote about them last week.) We like to spread the love around here at EOW.

So this week, I pitted two very different establishments against one another: Shri Balaji Bhavan, a traditional restaurant in the heart of the Mahatma Gandhi district off Hillcroft and Bansuri, a food truck close to Sugar Land with very short hours and no seating save the inside of your car.

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Katharine Shilcutt