At this Christmastime affair a small snacks table, free to all comers, dispensed hot milk tea as well as deep-fried tidbits wetted down with a tamarind-tinted sauce. Also available was a crunchy chat, or chaat, a word that denotes a wide variety of savory Indian street food. It's unclear how the ingredients were sourced, but this chat had a very Americanized bent. Just the tea, thanks.
Bethlehem Punjabi Church celebration
Part of the Social Uplift through Knowledge and Hope Initiatives (SUKHI) holiday festival
37th Rd. plaza between 74th St. and Broadway, Jackson Heights, Queens
(The 2012 celebration, perhaps a one-off, was held on December 15)