Saffron Valley East India Cafe
The Dahi Poppers
26 E St., SLC
Pay a visit to Saffron Valley, and you’ll quickly learn that there’s so much more to Indian cuisine than just curry. Lavanya Mahate’s eateries in Salt Lake City and South Jordan offer a vast array of Indian flavors ranging from street foods, wraps, and kebabs to biryani, dosas, pizzas and, yes, curries.
The dahi poppers at Saffron Valley are an example of how even a bite-size street food can deliver a spectrum of tantalizing flavors. It’s a complex appetizer: crisp, puffed puri shells made with semolina flour, filled with a combination of mashed and cubed potatoes, garbanzo beans, onion, tomato, cucumber, sweetened yogurt, minced cilantro, and spiced with chaat masala. The poppers are topped with sev—crunchy vermicelli-style noodles made from garbanzo flour—and served with mint and tamarind chutneys.
These petite poppers pack a punch!