A typical village tea shop in Kerala. Sadly nowadays if we travel to a village, chances are remote we would be welcomed by such a sight. Everything is changing, rather has changed.
Few weeks back, we had a Folk Fest here in town. The main attraction of the event, other than the cultural programs, was this model of a traditional Kerala village they had recreated. This tea shop was part of that. Though not “authentic,” it was a fully functioning model with some awesome tea and equally amazing snacks. I loved it! 🙂
I will list out the items on display, but finding the English equivalent would be a very tough task as these are traditional items and chances are there may not be an English equivalent. Still for those interested, may google be your friend. 🙂
From top left:
- Naaranga muttaayi (first glass jar) – a kind of hard candy
- Kappalandi muttaayi (second glass jar) – peanut candy
- Vettu cake
- Pappada boli
There you go!