Sunday, June 26, 2011

FMTSO - Handmade - the Paan

Recycling an old post for this week at Friday My Town Shoot Out - Handmade


Making the perfect paan (betel leaf) is an art.

An Indian meal usually ends with a paan, the most popular being the Meetha Maghai.

I am not a fan of the paan (probably the exception to the rule) but those who love it truly Love it.

Here is the legendary Paanwalla (betel leaf vendor) creating the Meetha Maghai outside the Joss Restaurant in Mumbai.





 



10 comments:

  1. I've never tried chewing the betel leaves, but as a young child, I used to see my grandma chewing them. Nowadays no one chew them anymore.

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    1. Hi Jama, it is still widely "chewed" in India. Not my cup of tea.

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  2. I am not a fan of it either!

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    1. Hi Rebecca, no it's not a "dish" I enjoy so I never chew it.

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  3. Going to have to look up betel leaves. There is a restaurant in San Francisco called Betel Nut. It's very popular, but I'm not sure it actually serves betel leaves.

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    1. Hi Shabby Girl, let me know if they do - that would be interesting cos I only thought you got these in India.

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  4. something I've never heard of - the true purpose of our FSOs. Like Shabby girl I will have to is look up - plus a recipe so I can see how it is made. loved the post.

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    1. Thanks GingerV. If you do try it, let me know if you liked it.

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  5. I have never tried this but it looks interesting. I have a very narrow palate though, so it probably wouldn't be my cup of tea either.

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    1. Hi JarieLyn. I've never tried it either, it just does not look appetizing.

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