Indian children love the Khomcha-Wallah. He wanders the streets, the busier the better, basket of goodies on his head plus a cane stool under his arm. When he encounters a likely crowd he sets down his basket about the stool and begins to trade. The basket will contain the half-prepared ingredients of what is known in northern India as chaat - savoury snacks from traditional Hindu cuisine - that could be served inside a banana leaf bowl. Mouse click on
This recipe for Zesty Five Bean And Pasta Salad is ideal for any summer meal, indoors or out. Its zingy flavors will be the perfect compliment to grilled meats, and because the dressing is not mayonnaise-based, it supports well to high summer temperatures. It's great for busy cooks as it actually tastes best if made in advance and refrigerated no less than overnight - this gives the flavors to combine and permeate, making every bite scrumptious!