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Hyderabadi Bazaar (Hyderabad, India)

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bazaar7Yet another post about India that is only half food-related, but still seemed worthy of inclusion.  While we were in Hyderabad for an elaborate wedding, we took an afternoon trip down to one of the old Muslim bazaars in the city, near the famous site of Charminar.  The bazaar was teeming with activity — these pictures were the first to make me nostalgic for the feverish crowds and ceaseless energy of India — and pretty tasty-looking food items.  We didn’t eat, but we ogled.

Also, Charminar was pretty great to see.



This is Charminar (“four towers”), a famous landmark in Hyderabad.






Pomegranates: my favorite fruit!


These are a strange fruit called chiku or sapodilla (also known as a “mud apple”).  We didn’t eat them at this bazaar, but we did try some in Surat, sliced and mixed into a smoothie.  It had a granular, starchy flavor, and was less sweet than most varieties of apple.


Written by trencherman

June 24, 2009 at 10:53 am

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