NYC’s Babu Ji is serving the breakfast classic with a few twists

By Extra Crispy Staff
Updated February 13, 2018
Credit: PHOTO and video BY ALEX TEPPER

New York City’s creative Indian restaurant Babu Ji is all about fun, hospitality, and comfort. In addition to their serving up classic Indian street foods, regional curries and tandoori-baked meats and fish, the team at Babu Ji is also addressing their own take on a breakfast classic. You may know chicken and waffles, but you’ve never had it like this.

Green, red, orange, and yellow-colored waffle batters (naturally dyed with turmeric, beetroot, and spinach) are poured into the corners of a large round waffle iron and cooked until warm and puffy. Chicken tenders are coated in a spice-scented batter with green mango powder, fennel seed powder and crushed pomegranate seed powder, then fried until crisp. The chicken is tossed in an orange-maple glaze—like your favorite chicken wings, but sweeter—and ladled onto the colorful waffle along with fresh mint and a bit of coconut cream.

Credit: photo by Alex tepper