Freshness of the Indian Bazaar

We were walking through lanes and bylanes of Mandvi Bazaar looking for the famed Osho Restaurant. I love the fresh feel of the Indian Bazaar which instantly reminds me of my childhood when I followed my father around with a bag, buying fresh eats as well as fruits and vegetables. I often yearn for it as a respite from the sanitized super markets. While walking through one such lane, I glanced into a small dark room where fresh buns and biscuits are being baked in a country wood fired oven. The smell of freshness engulfed me and I packed a few for my secret snacks. He smiled as he went about his work which will surely find its way into the freshness of the food.

A few feet away fruit sellers and customers were haggling over a rupee or two for a dozen fresh bananas and the orange seller was ready to accept the challenge for the lowest price. I smile for I have done that before as a fresh teen occasionally saving a rupee for my pocket money. What stole my heart was the fresh sweet jalebi(sweet) and the fresh yellow dhokla. I stretched out my hand for a little bite and it melted on my tongue before I realised leaving me content.

About Sangeeta

Once upon a time workaholic, now on a refreshing journey, cultivating infinite patience and acceptance- Sangeeta travels extensively in India and overseas experiencing, learning and unravelling !!!
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34 Responses to Freshness of the Indian Bazaar

  1. Suzanne says:

    Yum. The tastes, smells and sights of India come alive in your posts.

    Like

  2. Pingback: 5 Things to do in Mandvi, India | Life is a Vacation

  3. Navin Chuiya says:

    Real India

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