The golgappa also known as panipuri is a popular street snack in India. It is a round, hollow puri, fried crisp and filled with a mixture of water, tamarind, chili, chaat masala, potato, onion and chickpeas. It is small enough to fit completely in one's mouth.
The name gol gappa refers to the fact that crisp sphere (gol) is placed in the mouth and eaten (gappa) at one time, without biting. Pani comes from the Hindi word for water and puri (or poori) is the name of an Indian bread made by frying dough in oil. It is known as bataasha in the western region of Uttar Pradesh. Bataasha means something which gets smashed with application of a slight pressure; the bataasha gets smashed as soon as it is placed inside the mouth. It is known as phoochka in Eastern Indian states like Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal and in Bangladesh, because of the bursting sound in the mouth when it is eaten, called gup chup in Orissa and South Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhatisgarh.
In this picture this little boy cant even wait for the vendor to open his pack. This is one of my favourite street foods. If you ever visit India don't forget to try it.
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everlasting (13803) 2011-12-24 8:00
A great piece of street photography, the little boy has no interst in you whatsoever, he only has eyes for the golgappa.
Juzo (4242) 2011-12-25 0:39
Brilliant framing here, love the colour tones and vignetting, I can sense the boy's anticipation, a very good street shot indeeed.
- Copyright: Satyaki Bhattacharyya (tukun) (947)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: CANON 450D, Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-24 2:22