Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Fire trick!

Fire tricks of Delhi chanawalas' are very simple and natural....I found one chanawalla near Karol Bagh, Delhi. Here the Chanawala is trying to wax up the heat of the clay pot to serve warm fried chana to his customers...
As I have told you, the trick is very simple...

The chanawala has managed a small clay pot with some burning charcoal in it. The clay pot has a handle made of iron wire. If you notice carefully, the clay pot has some small holes at upper part of it for ventilation.
After placing some burning charcoal in the pot, chanawala puts small wood pieces to ensure continuous heat. Now, next step is very simple...using the wire handle place the fire pot inside the pile of fried chana.

Warm fried chana is very populer among commuters especially when they are returning home after a day long business in Delhi.
Next time you come across a chanawala, think before ignoring his warm chana with black salt!
[Chana=Chickpea. Chana is also known as chhola or chola in India. Chana is a part of reguler Indian diet and well apprised for its high protein and fiber content! ]

17 comments:

Sunny said...

Chickpeas are very tasty.
Sunny :)

Tarun Mitra said...

Yep they are tasty

shooting star said...

i like fried chana..ahve lots in winter....u got a nice blog...!!

JM said...

Great sequence and informative post!

Cloudia said...

Thank you for showing us this wonderful custom!
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B SQUARED said...

And now we know the secret.

Sharodindu said...

Yah!the trick is no longer a trick..

flyingstars said...

I really wish I have them now...nice one!

Carver said...

Interesting post and great shots.

Thanks for your visit to Carver Cards and for your comment on my wordless wedensday post. I wanted to let you know I totally agree about the need to end wars. The poster I used was an old world war I poster and I probably shouldn't have been joking about it. I posted it as a vintage one about another era.

birdy said...

Very interesting post and pictures. I observed this type of fire trick only in peanuts stalls so far.

Ela said...

hmmmmm... i really miss those fast and wonderful everyday treats!

Pat said...

The chanawalas are very creative and clever and it sounds like they make a very tasty treat!

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anya said...

Interesting post :))

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Sharodindu. The ability which people have to work with these burning coals has always amzed me. What powers of the mind they must have. A very informative post, thank you.

Indrani said...

They come up with such fine ideas and you have explained with shots so well. Great post. :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

i love fried chana! You get addicted to it :)

Ravi said...

extraordinary representation of ordinary and common event...
The best post I think!