Freshness of the Indian Bazaar -Scenes from Mandvi

We were walking through lanes and bylanes of Mandvi Bazaar looking for the famed Osho Restaurant. I love the fresh feel of the Indian Bazaar which instantly reminds me of my childhood when I followed my father around with a bag, buying fresh eats as well as fruits and vegetables. I often yearn for it as a respite from the sanitized super markets. While walking through one such lane, I glanced into a small dark room where fresh buns and biscuits are being baked in a country wood fired oven. The smell of freshness engulfed me and I packed a few for my secret snacks. He smiled as he went about his work which will surely find its way into the freshness of the food.Mandvi- Indian Bazaar

Mandvi- Indian BazaarMandvi- Indian Bazaar

A few feet away fruit sellers and customers were haggling over a rupee or two for a dozen fresh bananas and the orange seller was ready to accept the challenge for the lowest price. I smile for I have done that before as a fresh teen occasionally saving a rupee for my pocket money.Mandvi- Indian BazaarMandvi- Indian Bazaar

What stole my heart was the fresh sweet jalebi(sweet) and the fresh yellow dhokla. I stretched out my hand for a little bite and it melted on my tongue before I realised leaving me content.Mandvi- Indian BazaarMandvi- Indian Bazaar

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  2. It looks like a wonderful treat for all the senses Sangeeta. So much better than the chilled food isles of a supermarket, with all its plastic wrapped fruit and vegetables 🙂

    • Yes, the touch and the feel is awesome. Only you have to be ready for the earthy touches and smell. Thank you very much for visiting my blog.