The Fried Fritters and Samosas : Indians love their fried foods and raise their lipid profile like no one else in the world.In this image you can see a small eatery shop in Howrah town across the Hooghly river.Howrah has predominant North Indian Population and as a result the eatery dishes out savories of North Indian Flavours - Puris and Samosas.Coal ovens are used here to deep fry the samosas and puris in thick bottomed black vessels called Karhais.The samosa contains a maida flour shell stuffed with some filling, generally a mixture of mashed boiled potato, onion, green peas, spices and green chili;The entire pastry is then deep fried to a golden brown colour, in vegetable oil. It is served hot and is often eaten with fresh Indian chutney, such as mint, coriander or tamarind. It can also be prepared as a sweet form, rather than as a savory one. Samosas are often served in chaat, along with the traditional accompaniments of yogurt, chutney, chopped onions, coriander, and chaat masala.
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daddo (27926) 2014-04-16 21:51
Salam Farhat.firstly, the ovens are something special with the fans increasing the flames and temperature. The pans remind me of woks, except these have a flat base.i love samosas but got to watch my cholesterol. Little India in Singapore has great Indian food but scenes like this are not to be found as everything is sanitized in that city and only murtaba preparation can be seen from the footpath.Great slice of life.Best wishes. Klaudio.
shreya2000 (2799) 2014-04-16 22:09
Well taken photo showing the samosas and puris. I like how the fans are placed to get full air for the tandoors !!!invention.
Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (65764) 2014-04-16 22:33
Interesanran i dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku, sa opisom jela ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak pripreme hrane, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the place and time, with a description of dishes ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment of preparing food, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
emka (106772) 2014-04-16 23:10
Hello Farhat, Interesting view of the food stall in India. This fried samosas look very tasty. And what strange ovens to prepare them. Nice composition with many interesting details. Have a nice day
Fis2 (106408) 2014-04-17 0:20
Interesting place and scene from daily life.
Good reportage shot.
Have a nice afternoon
Royaldevon (43407) 2014-04-17 1:47
With the notes and the photograph, you have given us a great in depth account of this 'fast food' outlet!!!
As a lover of samosas, I found this very interesting. You have supplied excellent visual details of the people, their equipment and the process. The images are sharp and the colours nicely saturated.
Have a good day,
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-04-17 3:03
Yummy! Looking at this makes my mouth water Farhat. I love Indian food and I would be unable to pass this food outlet by without loading up with delicious snacks.
This is so interesting, excellent detail even down to the fans which keep the fires burning hot!
A super DL scene.
danos (103144) 2014-04-17 4:19
very nice the street snapshot from these sellers of fried Fritters and Samosas.Excellent the daily scene with all the men in action behind the bench.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image with the fans to give a hand to flare up the fire.
Sergiom (88317) 2014-04-17 5:22
Une très belle scène de la vie quotidienne à cet endroit.Les réchauds semblent bien rudimentaires mais si ils font le travail, pourquoi pas.Je crois bien que je me laisserais tenter.
Nicou (151064) 2014-04-17 5:46
tout au bois et à la chaleur quelle vue sur ce fours de pierres quelle scène avec le personnages qui cuisinent sueprbe vue e tiamge quelle compo.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (78317) 2014-04-17 5:49
Working people over the old stone-ovens are special sight for me, Farhat.
Superbly taken photo, conveys well the sight, how the fried food is made - and realized how strong contrast to the green walls behind.
Fine taken a daily-life picture.
photoray (13981) 2014-04-17 6:43
Attractive candid of open air fry bakery, bakers working, stone cookers, open pots, fans to stimulate coals, and piles of fritters and samosas to tease the taste buds. I too had a love affair with fried foods, but the doc has reduced my addiction and I eat more fruit and uncooked vegetables now.
Thanks for sharing,
holmertz (59142) 2014-04-17 7:30
Samosas are truly my favourite Indian snack, so to me this is a mouth-watering photo. I love the colours, light and the many many interesting details. The relative roughness of the equipment createst a genuine atmosphere of Howrah :-). The man to the far left may be watching you but the others seem completely unaware of the camera, or they jusy don't care. This is certainly one of my favourites among your photos. Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2014-04-17 9:17
I have eaten samosa here in Ireland, but they do not sound as delectable as the ones you describe here! This is a really great image to illustrate not only the food itself, but also the social aspect to it too.
Your post has made me hungry :)
All the best
m (0) 2014-04-17 10:44
now that looks pretty exotic to me! I've never seen ovens like that before and they're even using fans... Good capture and an appetizing note:)
nikkitta (17068) 2014-04-17 12:03
Good capture and description of indian food in a daily life scene where men are quite concentrated
Wghat is interesting is the way the ovens are kept working with the help of electrial mini fans
Delicious composition, tfs
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-17 13:29
complimenti per questa bella serie di foto sulle varie attività lavorative.
Si tratte di belle foto sia per composizione che per esecuzione.
Nitidezza e contrasto eccellenti.
Ciao e buona serata
lousat (97585) 2014-04-17 16:50
Hi Farhat,an excellent pic and an interesting thing to see,this example of food street from India,very nice capture with a top quality despite the difficult light.Interesting note too,i like always cuisine themes..ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-17 17:23
ancient food and a very interesting presentation showing the traditional way of preparation by using a charcoal fire..
a very informative and interesting note!!
mcmtanyel (29044) 2014-04-17 18:30
Excellent & exotic - well done! I think every nation has its share of fatty food, fat is what makes food tasty. Are these fritters eaten sweetened with syrup?
omid266 (6750) 2014-04-17 20:13
Farhat , dear my friend,
Also this is an excellent and spectacular image from Indian peolple and jobs,
very nice shown, good clarity, nice sharpness,
Best wishes, TFS
jhm (160023) 2014-04-18 2:41
In ours western world almost not possible prepare food on these way.
But your picture is very well taken, in high quality
Really pleasant place and perfect sharpness.
Excellent composittion, pleasant of colours too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter weekend for you and your family,
marabu61 (11279) 2014-04-18 2:51
Oh, how I love Samosas, they are indeed one of my favorite food items. I must say this is rather an ingenious way to keep your stove hot here with the simple fans providing the necessary air flow. Great little scene of every day life.
adramad (49544) 2014-04-18 8:39
Sensational this interesting image, which is a good story, scenes of life in your country.
Stunningly captured this chip shop, with its bowls of dumplings and their workers at work.
Very well managed the brightness and sharpness to enjoy this beautiful picture, which I love.
Gorgeous color, these natural shades.
Have a happy weekend.
rychem (42630) 2014-04-18 9:05
Absolutely excellent photo, great scene and these oven are simply the most original element of the photo, compliments
jcpix (13948) 2014-04-18 20:30
You have some tough competition with the U.S. when it comes to fried food...we have definitely become a "super-size" nation, and not for the best health reasons!? A super daily life scene which details your note with clarity, color and a sudden urge to eat something deliciously bad for you. :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-04-19 8:46
What a shot... Nice daily life presentation with fine lilight and great sharpness. A perfect story telling composition. Very well done. TFS.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-20 10:04
Mmmm! Just had breakfast but this is making me hungry again. Nice capture of the daily life of people with good details. Well done, tfs.
Waylim (25436) 2014-04-21 11:24
Very good daily life image, I can almost smell the deep fried fritters. A very tasty street food. though maybe not as healthy :)
Good quality shot.
UlfE (14641) 2014-04-22 10:39
Very nice and interesting street scene. Very fascinating to me to see the electric fans that are used to increase the heath of the coal ovens. I note that you made use of the lighting. The guy in the middle is really in focus, not only because he is sunlit both also that you have positioned him well. Also very good sharpness and detail. TFS and have a nice day!
Silvio1953 (152991) 2014-04-22 13:23
Ciao Farhat, beutiful daily life composition with lovely people, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-04-22 23:51
I wonder if the Indian food in India tastes different than the version served in UK. I liked it very much while living in Edinburgh and there was never a week without Indian food on our table. I am sure if I was passing these guys I would be to tempted to resist even of the conditions they are cooking look a little bit rough.
I like the way you took this picture with composition split into two contratsing parts: the lower one grey and the upper one more colorful and vivid.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
COSTANTINO (69660) 2014-04-23 7:57
Hello dear friend
a different shot from the usuals with the fried
fritters and Samosas that s why I love
Te because we always learn traditions
from other countries all over the world
interesting scenery from daily life
have a nice time
Cricri (125878) 2014-04-23 11:02
La note est très intéressante, tout comme l'installation de ces fours!!très belle image et scène de vie de votre pays,
Avec toute mon amitié
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-23 22:58
My favourite Samosas, the best place in London for these is in the Curry lane at Brick Lane.
Interesting photo of these guys cooking, love their fans to keep the fires hot.
Wonderful, well managed, nicely presented, Tfs.
fds (9569) 2014-04-23 23:27
Ciao great farhat another very beautiful Image of the worck from west bengal
Great colors and scharpnees and very interested document for my
I Licke very much your picture of daily life from India dear friend
dip (23892) 2014-04-24 8:50
an appetizing scene!
nicely captured,very good light management,
Gigidusud (21247) 2014-04-24 9:54
These Samosas looks very appetizing, I love it! Splendid daily life scene well captured,as usual. Well done!
kato (11630) 2014-04-24 18:26
You'Re capturing well this daily life by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the food stand dealing with the Fried Fritters and Samosas. It's also interesting in hearth as coal oven with thick bottomed black vessels and some kind of materials in food.
berek (50508) 2014-04-25 2:21
another strong daily life sense from your country my friend. i like interesting view and details.
ourania (51079) 2014-04-28 12:17
this is an interesting, straightforward composition. It's full of details that look significant and the viewer is captivated in studying them, even though they are not particularly attractive. The human presence is very interesting and meaningful too, it's clear that the people are involved in the process described in your note. You managed the light and the colours in a remarkable way defying the challenges of the lighting contrasts and of the deep, busy setting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
delpeoples (59774) 2014-04-29 3:02
Oooh I love samosas. These ones look pretty good. An excellent part of daily life captured here, something that is very unique to your country. Nice job.
mkamionka (39943) 2014-04-29 3:52
very interesting street scene. You have well captured several people at work. Inscriptions in a foreign alphabet are a bonus adding an exotic touch.
Very well seen and captured,
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-05-02 10:03
Contrary to what we can think about street food, these samossas and fried items are yummy with a good taste Fabbs, I've tried many times, by afternoon or during the middle of morning time they're welcome, greetings
Periko (6214) 2014-05-03 16:16
Great to see this place, where common people eats.
Interesting details. Light, contrast, all ok. Good work.
clic (18496) 2014-05-10 7:59
Your elaborate note and, of course, this magnificent photo document intrigue me: On all of your pictures of India, people look underweighted and you mentioned about a high lipid profile because they are found of frying! I know they work hard for a living and their activities compensate for fat accumulation, though.
Quite a clever use of electric fans to stimulate fires.
adores (46363) 2014-05-21 16:42
I like this a lot! You captured several cooks at the same time. I like the ovens and the system they have to keep them working. And the samosas look really good also:)! This is real life! A perfect daily scene!
siolaw (38294) 2014-06-07 7:37
A well controlled uneasy light and a good shot at the popular street snacks...
Sharp and clear documentary picture.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17179)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5 - 5.6G Nikkor AF-S
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-16 21:36