Poder, the Traditional Bread Maker of Goa

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  1. All set for the festival. Nice to know about it.

  2. Your post made my mouth-water. I can only imagine the taste of that fresh bread! Loved this history you included in this as well!

  3. It’s great to know about the entire mechanism of fresh bread preparation in Goa. The post left me drooling 😛

  4. Sims says:

    So authentic this is.

  5. So nice to know all this. Your visit must have been a memorable one for sure. Thanks for sharing. It’s difficult to maintain traditions in today’s time. All the same, kudos to them who are taking the pains of preserving them.

  6. good to read about the mechanism and the festival. very well described.

  7. Louiela says:

    I have Indian friends and have tasted Indian dishes as well… I know paratta, chapati and many others I forgot the name. And now I’m wondering how good to taste bud is pao,,, i hope a colleague from Goa will go vacation soon… 🙂

  8. Prasad Np says:

    I could smell the freshness of bread.. .. 🙂

  9. Interesting account of the Goan Pao- its making and the festival dedicated to it.

  10. Oh yum, the smell of freshly baked rolls is so mouth-watering. Looking at your pictures makes me want to go to the closest bakery and get myself a nice loaf of bread :), Great post Indrani, places like these is what keeps all us foodies happy 😉

  11. An interesting post!

  12. Freshly baked Bread, Pav is the Food for Soul 🙂

  13. Helena says:

    That bread looks so delicious. I was recently also in a bakery where they make the bread by hand and it was very fascinating to watch the process. These days, everything seem to become more mechanical and I think it’s nice to see a little bit of the old in a new age.

  14. YUMM nothing quite like homemade bread, this looks scrumptious!

  15. This is right up my alley. I love bread. All shapes, sizes, flavors. Bread is honestly my favorite meal…throw in some fresh fruit or cheeses and seriously, it’s my favorite way to eat! I know I’d love the Poderachem Festival!

  16. Annie says:

    I always get excited about food and eat it when it’s still too hot haha.. I imagine being in the bakery I would have tried to eat it hot also! Looks like a really unique experience.

  17. I love finding out about the history of every day things like this. I bet the bread smells amazing!

  18. Amanda says:

    Warm, soft bread is the best! I love that they still use old traditions!

  19. Kathy Haan says:

    Wow! They kind of look like rolls from Texas Roadhouse! lol

  20. Wow I would love to try these out. Warm bread is the best!

  21. Julie says:

    A baking festival??? Sounds like pretty much the best thing ever! I love that the poders still do all the shaping by hand. Some things are just best left to humans!

  22. Sue Reddel says:

    What a wonderful experience to learn how the poders make such delicious bread. To experience it warm straight out of the ovens must have been a dream come true!

  23. Heather says:

    That is the coolest thing ever! I would love someone to deliver me bread every day!

  24. Rosemary says:

    What a truly fascinating post. Love the history of the Goa people and the bread. With delicious bread like that, I can understand why it makes sense to wake up early for the bread! Yum!

  25. Asha says:

    Even I had a chance to taste the bread direct from the oven. It was heavenly. Yum.

  26. Those like crunchy outside, soft inside. Just the way I like them!

  27. So fun to be able to see the process in person and then taste the warm buns right out of the fire. I can just imagine the crunchy, crusty exterior and soft interior, just as you’ve explained it. Yum.

  28. Your post makes me regret not going to Goa while in India! This looks so amazing! Would have loved trying the bread made there!

  29. Jennifer says:

    Your trip looks really cool! The bread looks delicious,too. I would love to visit India!

  30. Oh, wow, I love how the bread looks! Would really like to visit and have a taste. Okay, time for breakfast, I am super hungry now.

  31. Preeti says:

    Yes ! Nothing tastes as good as freshly baked loaves of bread !
    Loved reading this post .

  32. Syed says:

    Nothing better than a freshly baked bread and a hot cup of tea. Bliss!

  33. Katrina says:

    I am such a bread person this post made my mouth water! Have fun at the festival! I know I would eat my weight in bread if I went lol

  34. Anu says:

    I so miss the Goan pao here in Bangalore… nothing tastes better than a good katre pao..

  35. Helen says:

    Makes my mouth water. I wish I tried these when I was in Goa.

  36. That bread looks really good! Way better than what I find at the stores here.

  37. Carmy says:

    As a bread lover… this looks so delicious! I love fresh bread!

  38. Vyjay says:

    The information of the making of Pav is really fascinating. Also loved the bit about Poder’s being the people who replace millmen and paper boys as wake up alarms in Goa.

  39. Oh… I’ve always been interested in the process of baking a bread. It’s so fascinating… fun to watch. Plus the smell of freshly cooked bread.. So good!