The people of Kochi are not shy to experimenting with food - the city's multicultural population is well known for embracing new tastes with an open heart.
From small cafes that cater to the quick eaters to high end and multi cuisine restaurants that provide fine dining experience, Kochi has over the decades grown into a foodie’s paradise.
Among the array of food from the other states, the one most sought after item is the sweet and tangy, crispy and crunchy varieties of chaats. The rising number of road side chaat outlets are a testament to the growing love for this delectable export from North India.
Indori chaat in Kochi
It is this popularity of chaats among Kochiites that inspired Divya Vimal, a young entrepreneur, and daughter of veteran Malayalam lyricist Mankombu Gopalaksrishnan, to open a chaat centre, to serve one of her favourite foods in her beloved city.
She was working as a corporate consultant when the idea of opening a chaat outlet came to her. Divya’s ‘Chaat Chatore’ at the Pandit Karuppan Road in Thevara, Shanti Nagar, serves authentic recipes from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, famed for its mouth-watering varieties of chaat. The centre serves mainly Bhel Puri and Katori chaat.
USP: Divya insists on using masalas from Indore to bring the taste of her chaats close to the original.
Open: 10am to 11pm
The place can seat 20 customers at a time and the prices start from Rs20.
At Chaat Chatore, chaat lovers can munch away without worrying about hygiene. The chaat centre is already a hit among college students and North Indian population. Chaat may have originated in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh but it has incorporated the Maharashtrian and Delhi flavours. But Divya aims to bring the Indori flavours to Kochi.