Preparing boondi in Ujjain, India, at one of the camps at the Kumbh Mela site. Every camp had its own large/small kitchen where food is prepared for people residing in that particular camp as well as outsiders who would walk in and out for lunch/dinner. Boondi can be a savory preparation or even sweet. A thin, consistency dough is prepared using gram flour, water and spices. The man is pouring this dough through a big iron sieve which has holes in it so the dough falls in the form of drops in the hot oil and this is then fried. What comes out is the savory boondi. This boondi can be made sweet by putting in sugar syrup (prepared separately). (Supporting image from the project Hungry Planet: What the World Eats)..
- © 2005 Peter Menzel / Hungry Planet: What the World Eats / www.menzelphoto.com
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