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5 ~ Roti or Naan

Day 2 : Delhi's bustling street scene


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Ashok my driver and Gautam my Delhi local guide were waiting for me so off we went towards the first sight of the day, Jama Mosque.

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Gautam

Sitting in the front passenger seat, it was off along the road that I had just walked. We crossed the city into the walled gates of Old Delhi. I quickly started to capture the bustling street scene, goats and sometimes not knowing what I was taking till afterwards like the tri-cycle hearse.

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Delhi Gate which was not like the more impressive India Gate that I would see later in the day.

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It was out of the car walking passing tri-cycles packed with produce, side walk vendors with their fruit neatly stacked up, the halal baffalo (buffalo) meat shop, homeless sleeping on the sidewalk, rubbish collectors who will no doubt sort through it to see what can be recycled and sold.

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Boxes of dates

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Tandoori Rotis it is.

Difference between Roti and Naan

Key Difference: Both are types of flatbread.

Roti is generally made from whole wheat flour and is cooked either on a tawa (flat skillet) or in a tandoor (oven).

Naan is cooked from all-purpose flour, is leavened, i.e. uses yeast, and is cooked in a tandoor.

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Puri (also spelled Poori) is an unleavened deep-fried bread, originating from South Asia. It is eaten for breakfast or as a snack or light meal. It is usually served with a savory curry or bhaji, as in Puri bhaji, but may also be eaten with sweet dishes.

Puris are most commonly served at breakfast. It is also served at special or ceremonial functions as part of ceremonial rituals along with other vegetarian food offered in prayer as prasadam. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puri (food)

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Poori

Then down a small non-descript alley way was the famous Karim’s Hotel.

Karim's Hotel or Karim's is a historic restaurant located near Jama Masjid, Gali Kababian, Old Delhi, Delhi, India. Established in 1913, the restaurant has been described as "synonymous with this area" (Old Delhi) and "arguably the city's most famous culinary destination". Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karim%27s

Serving non-vegetarian food, Karim’s boasts to be Delhi’s best restaurant when it comes to Mughai cuisine. Why? The reason being the same old taste, the quality which is still maintained, which has created a brand value. Started with one restaurant here in Jama Masjid and now the restaurant chain has been expanded to multiple locations in India and even one restaurant in Dubai.

http://karimhotels.com/

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Posted by bruceontour 22:57 Archived in India Tagged karim roti karim's_hotel naan Comments (0)

Traditional European Christmas Cake baked by 7 generations

Because of Manjit’s rapore with the locals, it was much easier to take the “street life” photos.

Went into Ajmiri Bakery.

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Again love the health & safety with how he is sealing the plastic bags filled with their fruit cake.

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Yes, it was nice and really tasty. Was it the wood fuelled fire that made it so good?

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https://www.facebook.com/AJMIRIBAKERY/

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Further along these guys were making rotis.

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An hour into the walk it must be chai time. These traditional earthenware bhand cups are used once. I’ll send Manjit a photo of the cup with an iconic New Zealand landmark to add to his collection of cups now around the world.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2016/10/kolkata-age-tradition-bhar-clay-cups-tea-161004053736038.html

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Being winter, the locals were really feeling the cold and how wrapped up they were often in front of open fires lit on the footpath.

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Peanuts were roasted in sand to give it extra flavour.

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Posted by bruceontour 18:59 Archived in India Tagged chai chai_tea roti christmas_cake letter_box Comments (0)

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