Chai Pani

Indian in Asheville

Literally ‘tea and water,’ chai pani refers more generally to inexpensive snacks. Hence the ever-changing array of irresistible street food at this popular, no-reservations downtown restaurant. Fill up on crunchy bhel puri – chickpea noodles and puffed rice – or live it larger with a lamb burger, fish roll, or chicken or vegetarian thali, a full meal on a metal tray.