Quick Indian Street Grill--BOTIWALLA

Ponce City Market can be overwhelming with all the food choices offered here. We decided to go and try out some of the various eateries!

Botiwalla offers Indian street food, including "chaat" (finger foods and snacks) and "sigri" (flatbreads, kababs, and other street foods, made in a special charcoal fuel ovens often found on the streets of northern India ). This outlet offers walk-up ordering with tableside delivery, or take out service. Bonus: you can order Indian style drinks (say--Tamarind Cola or Mango yogurt drink) or even adult beverages such as Indian beer, wine, or adult "slushies."

Although we were just two people, we decided to try one of the chaats as an appetizer. We selected the SPDP ("Shev Puri Dahi Puri" or just "Dahi Puri"). We honestly didn't know what to expect. However, these savory, crispy puffs stuffed with a beautiful mixture of potatoes, onions, cilantro, and crunchy chickpea noodles, were also drizzled in a tangy yogurt and chutney sauce, that dispelled some of the heat. $5.99 for total deliciousness!

We moved on to the Sigri. We ordered the Paneer Tikka Roll ($10.99) and the Lamb Boti Kabab Roll ($12.99). Paneer, Indian farmer's cheese, served in many Indian dishes, is marinated in lime juice, yogurt, chili paste, and other Indian spices, and served in hot buttered naan, with desi slaw (like coleslaw), cilantro and chutney. This roll was delicious. The Lamb Boti Kabab Roll also presented with the chutney combination in the naan, is marinated in a spicy mixture of black pepper, curry lea, dark soy, ginger garlic, and vinegar. This naan roll seemed a little more fiery than the paneer, but the raita yogurt sauce quickly subdued this.

In addition to the fantastic food, this joint has a great story of Chef Meherwan's ancestors. You can read about it here: https://www.botiwalla.com/about.

Botiwalla-Atlanta at Ponce City Market

675 PONCE DE LEON AVE ATLANTA, GA 30308 (470) 225-8963

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Monday-Thursday: 11am-9pm Friday-Saturday: 11am-9:30pm Sunday: 11am-8pm


Also worth a try: the Irani Cafe High Tea, served 3 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday. House-brewed Masala Chai spiced with cardamom, and fresh ginger served with Parle G Cookies, Tea Rusk and Maska Pav. (Tea for two - $6.95; tea for one - $3.49).