You must have seen the push carts in Jama Masjid area selling fruit chaat. The fruits have remained the same for a very long time – papaya, watermelon, pineapple, guava. This time, we spotted a cart selling Kiwi. Priced at the same 10 bucks per plate, the seller was doing brisk business. The boy peeled, sliced and heaped a mountain of that old chat masala in under a minute. We returned the one with masala and asked for a plain one.
Sour as hell, these were definitely from Himachal. But centuries back, this is how the tomatoes and the pineapples were introduced in the sub-continent. In a few centuries, Kiwi will become an Indian fruit.