Faces of India – 220

The samosas are fresh,that cheered me up, but one look at the oil in the wok I paused. I hesitated to even ask the price. “When did you last change the oil?” “Today morning didi (sister)”. He is a cook at the tea shop that sells samosas too; the owner not anywhere around. Shot taken in a street of Guptipara, West Bengal. 

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.

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26 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Great shot as always, Indrani!! Hope you're enjoying a lovely weekend — with or without samosas!!

  2. Samosas are still popular in Bhutan. I like it and our people still prefer the one made by Indians. Hehe.

  3. I love every bit of your Faces of India concept. Kudos 🙂

  4. i loved face of samosa more. Felt hungry all over.

  5. Ramu kaka. Char garam samose dijiye. 🙂

  6. Birdy says:

    Nice shot! Would love to taste these garam samosa.

  7. Mouth watering samosas,and you have shot the picture so well Indrani !

  8. This person is a very important face of India since he serves us with the most mouth watering delight, samosas. 😀
    Nice shot by the way 🙂

  9. Beautiful Samosa, beautiful tasting.

  10. waw… samosa… this dish is in the heart of every Indians… 🙂

  11. Onkar says:

    Very expressive face

  12. Wow… Nicely captured Indrani

  13. Hahaha…yes true …looking at oil anyone could hesitate buy samosa

  14. magiceye says:

    A treat in the monsoons! He seems so serious about the work he is doing, must be good!

  15. Nimi Arora says:

    Got the perfect shot with the oil and samosas and the cook…
    Were you tempted enough to have the samosas though, I am curious…

  16. Thanks for the compliment on the pic dear friends. 🙂

    Nimi yes, hot samosas… I was tempted. But I proceeded to another shop and made an effort not to see the oil. It will be the same story at all shops. 🙂

  17. Hahaha, I highly doubt that oil was changed in the recent past, but how tempting those samosas look! Sigh. Street food in India is always such a tightrope walk between wanting to jump headfirst (with your mouth open!) into all the yummy fare you see, and exercising some restraint out of concern for your stomach. You've beautifully captured the tempter with his samosas! 🙂

  18. Jeevan says:

    Despite the oil, the samosas look fresh and hopefully tastier! Nice shot

    Happy Sunday

  19. Mridula says:

    I want the samosas.

  20. Carver says:

    Great shot and I think they look delicious. Oil can change colors pretty quickly but I understand why it gave you pause.

  21. Street food is tempting, till we start thinking what happens behind the scenes. Nice pic 🙂

  22. Do samose mujhe bhi . chatni daal ke

  23. Samosas are one of the most famous snacks of India. Gratitude for those who prepares India's popular snacks daily. Wonderful tribute through this post.

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