Thursday, January 26, 2006

Fresh fish

We south Indians like our idli/dosa batter fresh. Much like the Japanese who like their fish fresh. The process of creating idli/dosa batter has spawned technology innovations. In the earlier days this was carried out using a stone attukall (literally, shaking stones - top image) and it was a manually intensive process. This was replaced first by a electric grinder, as shown in the picture above ( the shiny thing) and then by portable versions of the same. But with the passing of time and lesser time to prepare the batter it was a marketing opportunity and many jumped into the fray offering prepared batter. But, it was not fresh enough.

Therefore what you see above is the latest. Fresh batter prepared right before your own eyes.

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