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Indian Food at Cinnamon Bazaar

The Spanish are not the only ones to do tapas. It so happens that Indian cuisine offers little sharing platters as well, except they're called chaats. This weekend I tried some of these Indian style tapas at Cinnamon Bazaar in Covent Garden.



Cinnamon Bazaar is tucked away in a little corner on Maiden Lane. It actually is the same spot where Pacific used to be; a Tex-Mex restaurant that did sizzling fajitas. However, the tortillas have made room for naan bread and the margaritas for lassi.

The food at Cinnamon Bazaar is inspired by street food that market traders used to snack on when they felt a bit peckish during their long shifts manning their stalls. I think the Cinnamon Bazaar people were trying to work the bazaar theme into the decor as well with the bright red streamers on the ceiling.

Choosing food wasn't easy, simply because everything on the menu sounded so good. After a lot of oohing and aahing, we ended up picking the dahi Balla Chaat which was a lentil dumpling do…

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