Long before nachos and salsa or even pita crisps and twenty one dips were being stocked in the larder, old school salted potato chips were staple munchies. A round of drinks at home, cocktail parties, gymkhana, or get-togethers — the ubiquitous potato chips made an appearance everywhere. In our quest to find the best potato chips available in #OurCity, we stumbled upon Hot Chips, a wonderland of chips and all things savoury. The arrival of a plenitude of packaged and smartly marketed chips – no one can eat just one – may have pushed the salted potato chips to a corner of the supermarket shelves, but the good news is they not only still exist, but are thriving. Here’s our list of top 10 things you must pick when there.
- To begin with nothing but the best, try the thinly sliced, generously salted, and super fresh potato chips. Heed our word and get bigger bags to save yourself a couple of trips. These are addictive. Warn you, we did! #DSSCTopTip: If you prefer spicy, ask for customized bags with a sprinkle of their homemade spice mix.
- Banana chips lovers can stop asking friends flying in from Kerala for a favour. Hot Chips not only dish out good ol’ banana chips, but a pepper variant as well, that transforms this all-day snack into a fun and fiery avatar.
- Add a touch of crunch to your snack platter with the onion rings that are sprinkled with onion flavoured spice mix.
- Fond of the tapioca chips from your travels to Kerala, Karnataka, or Tamil Nadu? Hot Chips fries ‘em tubers too, salted or spicy, grab your pick.
- Karela chips drive home healthy and tasty in a bag. The bitterness quotient helps keep a check on bites-per-binge session.
- And if crispy is your game, soya katori made from soya bean flour is the name.
- Those who lean towards more filling and rice-based snacks, the murukku varieties include butter chakli, palak chakli, ribbon pakoda et al.
- If you happen to drop in on a special day, you can savour their onion bhajjiya which disappears from the shelves faster than you can say chips.
- Don’t forget to fill your shopping baskets with appalams to enjoy with rasam, podis to amp up idli and dosa meals, sambar masala, lemon pickle and mango pickle.
- If dessert doesn’t make you go weak in the knees, leave without buying some sinful Mysore Pak prepared with ghee, sugar, and gram flour, at your own peril.
The availability of a variety of chips varies according to season and supply.
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