Faces of India – 285

Faces of India

a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See more here

Poder, Old Goa

Poder with his cycle

There are parts of Goa where people wake up to sound of cycle horns of Poder, the local bread seller. Breakfast delivered at doorstep! How cool is that! Poders move around in cycles with huge basket carrying loaves of bread covered with typical blue tarpaulins. The Poders sell baked breads made in traditional ways in earthen ovens. I have explained this in my post: Poder, the Traditional Bread Maker of Goa. This practice has been followed since 15th century. I wish some such traditions went on in my part of city too.

During my recent visit to Goa I met this Poder in the Fontainhas, Old Goa. I was quite excited to meet him and took a look at his bread basket. It was semi filled with paos (pavs or bread). And there was a sweet strong aroma of bread. Each bread cost just Rs. 10! I bought one and had it then and there. Little joys of having local food, I didn’t want to let go of that.

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Poder, the Traditional Bread Maker of Goa

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