Thursday, August 18, 2011

Preparing the Banana Leaves

Sitting in the shade of his tiny shop, this man was busy cutting banana leaves into smaller sections. For South Indians, this is the traditional plate, onto which large amounts of rice, dhal, idlies, chutneys, and other favorite dishes are served. Traditional Tamil meals are eaten with the right hand while sitting cross-legged on the floor.

1 comment:

Bibi said...

These I remember only too well! I called their food servings, 'The Banana Leaf Special." Wouldn't mind having some now.