With a bit of sass and a bit of jazz, the Monsoon Menu at The Sassy Spoon shows a lot of pizzazz.
With the weather turning romantic, I decided to try out some dishes from the recently launched Monsoon Menu to see if a diet restricted foodie too can enjoy some street food, guilt-free.
Since I am following a no-sugar, no-gluten, no-vegetable oil diet; I am rather encouraged to incorporate butter or ghee [clarified butter] in my diet. However minimal usage of vegetable oil in sauté-ing or air frying is allowed.
Sassy Monsoon Menu – Drinks
|Sassy Monsoon Menu – Drinks|
Made without using any processed sugar or artificial sweetener, the Dark Rum based hot Herbal Toddy [Rs. 390] with Indian spices was my drink of choice for the monsoon while The NRI [Rs. 490] resembled the Irish coffee in looks however was far more potent. Medium roast arabica coffee blended with Bourbon Whiskey, Vanilla Vodka and Kahlua, and topped with whipped cream is sure to perk you up in this dull, grey weather. #DietFriendly
Both drinks were made using honey as a natural sweetener which does not result in any spike in blood sugar levels.
Sassy Monsoon Menu – Nibbles
|Sassy Monsoon Menu – Nibbles|
The Sassy Bhajiyas [Rs. 190] had a thinner tempura coating instead of the usual thick gram flour batter. Far healthier as it soaks less oil, the fritters are a perfect companion to a cup of steaming hot tea.
The Baked Samosas [Rs. 220] too were the healthier variant of the popular street food. Made using Phyllo sheets and stuffed with mashed potatoes and peas, the samosas are baked rather than deep-fried and served with an unusual trip of queso [short for Chile con queso, a cheesy sauce], thecha and coconut tomato chutney. On the other hand, the Mexican Style Kachori [Rs. 290] topped with beans, cheese sauce, raw mango & tomato salsa is a street food lovers delight.
|Mexican Style Kachori|
The Chicken Pakodas [Rs. 190] and Prawn Pakodas [Rs. 390] were crispy fritters served with sweet chili dips. Being deep-fried, I could not sample them enough to give an opinion however they didn’t seem too oily to the touch and my fellow bloggers couldn’t stop raving about them. Especially the prawn pakodas which were flavored with Thai curry leaves and kaffir lime leaves for a wonderful after-flavor.
The Taco Treasure [Rs. 350] had crumb fried fish with sweet paprika dust and curry leaf mayo. Unfortunately, the taco shell was neither soft, not hard but rather chewy.
The Monsoon Menu at The Sassy Spoon is available till the end of August. Although limited in options, the dishes are well curated to be on the upscale Sassy menu without compromising on the street food-ness [not sure if that’s even a word but I hope you get what I’m trying to say! 🙂 ]
A big shout out to Sasha for inviting us and Team Sassy Spoon for hosting us.
Photo Credit for Mexican Style Kachori: Sasha Anand
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