Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Vada-pao stall

Vada-pao is a yummy thing to eat. Unheygienic, at best, but yummy. Vada is a potato dumpling deep fried in oil (can be seen in the foreground of the pic). Pao, which actually came to Maharashtra from Goa, is very similar to Portuguese bread (Goa was a Portuguese colony till very recently). The best way to enjoy a good vada-pao is to convince a friend into donating you his tongue (you will need it afterwards), buying vada-pao (depending upon where you buy it and how urban you sound, it may cost anywhere between Rupees 2 and 5), stuffing the vada inside the pao, inserting a couple of fried chillies (can be seen in the container behind the vadas) and eating the combo before you can change your mind. Quick access to a small water body will not hurt the odds for your survival.

As Senthil mentions on his blog, I insisted upon starting the shoot at Juna Bazaar early, so we reached the place at 8:30, without having had breakfast. After a little while shooting, we came across this vada-pao stall where we had fresh vada-pao and tea. This kid was generally hanging around there, wanting to be photographed but feeling shy about it at the same time. Considering how he was running around, the photo came out nice, I feel.

Comments, as usual, are welcome.


At 1:58 AM, Blogger Varun Singh said...

Yummy :)
Best roadside snack Mumbai offers! A very fitting reply to Kolkata's puchkas :).

Check out my photoblog, some pics from bangalore -

At 9:05 AM, Blogger The Arbit Council said...

hmmm nice again.. b&w really is cool!

the problem with dcams tho.. you just cant click and capture the moment.. cant catch someone unawares.. unlike old mechanicos they just take too long to focus and till then the subject is smiling at you..

At 2:30 AM, Blogger Anurag said...

Varun: I've never tried puchkas. They are the same as gol-gappas, right? I do drop into your photo blog once in a while. I am one of the contributors to 10K hits. Your skills have really improved.

TAC: I don't know about digicams, I shoot film. Film cameras are very expensive, though.


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