The Village Breakfast at Lakshman Sagar, Pali, Rajasthan

by Mridula on November 28, 2012

in Canon D550,Food,India,Photography,Rajasthan

I have to admit when Gajendra ji suggested the village breakfast I was a bit skeptical. But I kept my thoughts to myself and agreed to go ahead with their plans. Later in the day we were going to visit the Rawli Tatgarh Sanctuary as well.

We started towards the village at 8.30 am and for me it was a short walk. Soon I was sitting on a charpoy under a tree with the curious kids of the household hovering around me. I saw a few parrots on the trees nearby and we all went to click pictures. Then they called me to try my hand at churning buttermilk which I did.

A Girl Churning Buttermilk at Lakshman Sagar, Pali, Rajasthan

A Girl Churning Buttermilk at Lakshman Sagar, Pali, Rajasthan

Then the expert took over and let me click her picture too. Soon after I was asked to sit down and eat my breakfast. They had cooked it on the wood fired chulha.

Bajre Ki Roti, Butter, Butter Milk, Tamatar Mirchi ki Sabzi and Bajre ka Churma

Bajre Ki Roti, Butter, Butter Milk, Tamatar Mirchi ki Sabzi and Bajre ka Churma

What you see in the picture above was my early morning breakfast! This much food would actually last me for a few days! And look at the amount of butter! I usually eat this much butter in a month! After I clicked the pictures I asked them to reduce the amount. They cut the rotis into half. So I had half of bajra, wheat and besan ki roti to finish. They didn’t even touch the butter. So I ate all the butter with slightly less roti and guess what? I could finish it and enjoyed it a lot. I was asked for second helpings which I staunchly refused. After all I was to walk back to the resort again!

The Children of the Household

The Children of the Household

While I was about to go back the head of the household commented that I click a lot of pictures and he knew another girl who did the same. They have a lot of goats which they take out for grazing up to the borders of UP and MP (states in India). He said the foreigner girl traveled with them for a year and a half clicking pictures! Now that is some way to travel! I wonder if I would ever have the courage to travel with a herd of goats and their owners!

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Richa November 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Lovely post. Coming here for the second time to just comment. You certainly must have enjoyed mingling with the locals in that little place. Btw, I am not able to find that blog with the Mirchi picture. Really liked the red mirchi spread in that!

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Richa thank you. Here are the red chilies for you. http://www.flickr.com/photos/traveltalesfromindia/8184419060/in/photostream

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Surabhi @ Know Andamans November 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Hi Mridula,

Loved the post! This old world charm is mesmerizing. Well captured :)

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mahendra January 20, 2014 at 9:42 pm

really its a healthy brake fast.

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Thank you Surabhi and Mahendra.

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Avik November 29, 2012 at 2:09 pm

The plate really looks delicious. Would really have loved to have such a experience but alas I do not have a appetite to finish the plate. :)

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Avik they would reduce it if you persuade them!

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Kumar Suhas November 29, 2012 at 11:12 am

Very unique experience , well written !

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Thank you Kumar.

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Tina´s PicStory November 29, 2012 at 12:07 am

pretty pics! :)

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Thank you Tina.

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Niranjan November 28, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Should be a great experience to have a village breakfast like that. That plate looks delicious.

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

It was Niranjan, I still remember it!

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Anuradha Shankar November 28, 2012 at 5:17 pm

what a breakfast that must have been!!! simple food in villages is so much better than in hotels..

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

It was indeed a great experience Anu.

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Meena Menon November 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm

thts a yummmilicious experience huh :)

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 12:08 pm

It was Meena it was.

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aparna November 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Loved it Mridula. short n sweet. Was it a nomadic tribe.. one who travel with their cattle??? would love to read more about your travels.. n of course, the pics as well. thanx for shring.

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Aparna they do travel with their goats but they had a house near the place as well.

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desi Traveler November 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Beautiful/yummy simultaneously… I had a similar experience some time back, will write about the same…

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Mridula January 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

I hope you wrote about it!

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