Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Snack #24- Mirch Masala Tikha Ganthia (Hot)

Mirch Masala Tikha Ganthia (Hot)

WOW. These are SO spicy. Spicisoni and I went to a local Indian specialty store and asked the man for the spiciest snacks they had, and this is what we were handed. He claimed they would be very spicy, and he was not lying. They have almost like a cold burn, that takes over your entire mouth and leaves you gasping for breath. It is a really strong turmeric flavor that induces a lot of interesting facial expressions. The texture is like wet chalk, they are not crispy at all but very, very chalky and almost smushy, which may be a result of being made of chickpea flour. They are hard to eat, both because they are so hot and because the texture is so strange. It should be noted, however, that one of our friends did like these and was not turned off by the texture.

Rating on the Spice-O-Meter: 10/10

Bottom Line: HOT HOT HOT...and strange.

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