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That man on his bicycle is going to deliver bread. He is carrying it in a basket covered with a blue plastic sheet, which you can see behind him.

In Konkani (Goa's language) there is no difference drawn between the bread delivery man and the baker. They are both referred to as Poder (traditional baker). The familiar ponk! Ponk! Sound of the Poder's horn at dawn and "early evening" forms as much a part of Goa as does this tiny state's numerous feasts and festivals.

The fine art of baking bread was brought to Goa by the Portuguese missionaries. Goan bakers adapted it and added local ingredients to their bread giving it a very distinct Goan flavour. They used toddy (made from the sap of coconut tree), instead of yeast for leavening.

There are several types of local breads.

Pao: Soft square one.
Pokshie: Round shaped with a slit in the middle and a crusty top.
Katre: same as above but with a diffrent shape.
Kankonn: A hard ring usually eaten dipped in black tea.
Poie: Brown bread, round shaped and hollow inside. Good for diabetic patients.

SOURCE INFO : http://www.goacom.com/moredet.php?aid=22&adid=&smid=13 DIRECTORY OF INFORMATIONS AND SERVICES

I was not completly satisfied with the light on the face of the man, but I had to be fast to shoot at him.


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