The man sitting there is the driver of the black Mercedes. He was waiting for his boss who had gone inside the shop to buy modaks*. The banner on top of the shop says ‘Kindly place your order for Ukadiche modak in advance to avoid inconvenience.’ Curious and tempted, I decided to try them out. Have to say, the disclaimer makes good sense cos am sure he runs out of stock in no time.
*Modak is a sweet dumpling made of rice flour and has a filling of grated coconut and jaggery. It’s believed to be the Lord Ganesha’s favourite food. We are celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi (Elephant God’s birthday) in India today and modaks are high in demand. Wish you all happy Ganesh Chaturthi.
Seen in Mumbai.
Modak address: Ameya Restaurant, Opp. MIG Club, Bandra east, Mumbai