An eatery in a sideway alley sells “aloo ka paratha”(Paratha stuffed with potato), bhel puri, sev puri and samosa.(These are all savoury Indian delicacies).
Now, the alley way was narrow and it was evening time. The
sun was yawning as sun himself felt a need for some evening nap; afterall sun
can’t take an afternoon nap.
We didn’t have our lunch, so in search of a place which
sells food in the afternoon to evening time we started walking. Apparently most
of the restaurants feel the need to close during this time.
Even the anda bhurji wala had closed his shop down and was
So it was of no use waking him up. Walking nearly a
kilometre, we had become tired, when a kind autorickshaw wala helped and guided
We asked him-“Kya aapko malum hai ki, yahan par koi restaurant
ya khane ki jagah hai?”
Translation in english-“Do you know of any nearby place
where we may find a restaurant or an eatery?”
The autorickshawala – “Do galli ke bad, aapko ek patli si
galli milegi. Udhar ek badhiya khaneki jagah hai.”
Translation in english –“After two alleys, you will find a
narrower alley. There you would find an excellent eatery.”
We went ahead and found that place. It was very narrow and
it was crowded too. Bicycles and Bikes were parked and it was hard to
navigate.People from all parts of life were having food there.
Four men who were the cooks at that eatery,were busy making the
food items. The cook making “aloo ke paratha” was sweating a lot as a lot of
heat energy, and the chaat specialists were making bhel puri and sev puri and
the fourth cook was continuously belting out samosa after samosa.The speed at
which they were working was simply unbelievable.
We ordered for three plates of “aloo ke paratha and samosas”.
In each plate of “aloo ke paratha” there were two parathas
and the samosas were served with delicious green chutney.
We were so – so hungry that, by we thought that food was blessed and sent by Lord himself.
The food was delicious, mind blowing and excellent and with
such speed we had eaten it up, that we were amazed.
It truly was a memorable afternoon and experience. There is a special charm in eating food from roadside eateries.