Famous Dal Wagon’s Puri Bhaji is a Great Side Dish
A few weeks ago, Brownie discovered that Famous Dal Wagon (on 39th+6th) was offering Puri Bhaji, something neither of us had ever had. Well my curiosity finally got the best of me and I can say her nut allergy worries shouldn’t have been a concern. Puri Bhaji is definitely one of the better lunch deals around town, especially if you’re looking for a lighter Indian lunch.
The puri is the puffed unleavened bread on the right side, and the bhaji is the chickpea and potato stew to the left. Inside the Puri is a dusting of yellow curry spices including a generous amount of tumeric. While I liked the puri, the bhaji is the subsistence of the meal, perfectly cooked chickpeas with soft diced potato chunks that had taken on a good amount of flavor from the various spices in the stew. My favored way to eat the dish was placing a bit of the bhaji on the puri. Underneath the bhaji was a small serving of spicy garlic pickles which was tasty on its own and when placed on the puri. The dish is available as 2 for $3, 4 for $5, and might be best as a side for a larger lunch.
Famous Dal Wagon, NE Corner of 39th & 6th