Arohi Thatte, our anchor, and Karan Kundrra met for this fantastic episode of Tere Gully Mein. He is known for being that handsome chocolate boy on television who bagged his first breakthrough from the social media platform, Facebook. While we explored Sion with him, we introduced him to a new dish, aloo handi. Turns out he appreciated it more than gol gappe!
Karan Kundrra Liked Aloo Handi Chaat Better Than Gol Gappe!
This time our guest, Karan Kundrra, made us count the number of food items we gorged on this episode till now. Arohi went on to tick off each dish as he mentioned, “Kulche chhole kha liye, langar kha liya, chai pe li, kulfi kha li, bas abhi aur bacha kya hai zindagi mein.” Just as he said the last section of the sentence, Arohi replied with much zeal, “Chaat!” He agreed and then they enjoyed their first aloo handi chaat.
We took him to a special chaat place in Sion Circle, Mumbai. It was a street vendor and you might even spot him at his usual setup, if this unique chaat seems tempting to you as well, head over to Sion. Karan Kundrra’s first impression was that it smelled very nice there. Then he went on to notice that the chaat is served inside boiled and carved potatoes. Being a Punjabi munda, he quickly said, “Acha yeh aloo ke andar hai, oh sorry batata.” Arohi chuckled slightly as potatoes are called batata in Mumbai.
Karan Kundrra said a very controversial thing just as they were served the tasty aloo handi with meethi chutney, aloo, black chana, and spices. He ate one aloo handi, took his time to enjoy it and said to the vendor, “Gol Gappe fail kar diye aapne.” Turns out he liked it so much that they finished one plate and the vendor gave him another one which he took instantly. Are Mumbaikars offended that he called pani puri as gol gappe and then said aloo handi is better?
Doesn’t Matter If He Is In Punjab Or Mumbai, He Loves Food
Karan Kundrra told us that because of his Malayali mother and Punjabi father, he doesn’t have a specific palate when it comes to food choices. As such, he really has no preferences when it comes to his favourite meal. At the end of the day, he loves food and that’s that. He enjoys a simple daal chawal as much as he enjoys eating Amritsari chhole kulchas.
Karan Kundrra further went on to acknowledge that food is a major theme in the majority of his memories from childhood. He repeatedly emphasised that he is a Punjabi and that food is the one thing that is dear to him. It was quite clear that he loves food by the way his eyes lit up whenever we talked about food or while he was polishing off every plate since the beginning of the video.
Comment down below if you have tried Aloo Handi chaat. Is it actually better than gol gappas?
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