Gallery: Behind the Scenes of Indian Snack Food at Thelewala

Jaal Moori
Jaal Moori

Jaal Moori, a refreshing dish made with puffed rice (think rice krispies but less crunchy), peanuts, red onions, potatoes, diced cucumbers, lime juice, and olive oil.

Assembling Jaal Moori
Assembling Jaal Moori

To make the jaal moori, puffed rice, peanuts, red onions, potatoes and diced cucumbers are added in a bowl.

Stirring the Jaal Moori
Stirring the Jaal Moori

They're then stirred to mix all the ingredients together. To finish the dish off, the chef adds few squirts of lime juice and olive oil.

Chicken Malai Roll
Chicken Malai Roll

Next the chef cooks two pieces of chicken for the chicken malai roll, a flatbread wrap.

Toasting the Paratha
Toasting the Paratha

The flatbread, a flaky paratha (like a Chinese scallion pancake without the scallions), gets a nice toasting on the griddle to warm it up and slightly crisp the exterior.

A Squirt of Egg
A Squirt of Egg

Beaten eggs are then added to the griddle.

Paratha and Egg
Paratha and Egg

The chef places the paratha over the eggs and lets it cook on the griddle just a bit more.

Flipping the Paratha
Flipping the Paratha

The chef gives the paratha and egg one more flip before taking them off the heat.

Chicken Malai
Chicken Malai

The two pieces of chicken are placed in the middle of the paratha on top of the eggs.

Toppings
Toppings

Before rolling it up, red onions, cilantro, and a dash of cumin are added to the roll. To give it some heat, the chef sprinkled on a bit of sliced green chilies.

Roll It
Roll It

It's rolled up tight so none of the fillings fall out.

Jaal Moori and Chicken Malai Roll
Jaal Moori and Chicken Malai Roll

The jaal moori and the chicken malai roll make a great combo meal. But we're not done.

Peanut Masala
Peanut Masala

In an aluminum container, the chef combined roasted peanuts, red onions, green chilies, cilantro, and cumin powder.

Shake It
Shake It

The container is covered and shaken to thoroughly mix all the ingredients.

Peanut Masala
Peanut Masala

To finish the dish off, he added a squirt of lime juice and olive oil. The finished dish is crunchy, spicy, sweet, nutty, tangy, and several other textures and flavors at once.