Had been to the fish market this morning. Got some prawns, Squid and Halwa (black pomfret) For a change the new market place was looking cleaner and a bit organised.
On the way back we decided to visit the main vegetable market (at Gultekdi)
Even though it was just seven in the morning, the hustle and bustle of the of the main market was not lost on us.
The small retailers were checking out the freshness of product so that they could buy it in bulk.
Crates were being unloaded and reloaded. Green peas was in plenty. The common sparrow (which is a rare sight now a days) was perched on the heap surveying the surroundings.
Liked the colour contrast that was made by these carrots, radish, cabbage, cauliflower and lime.
By the time I clicked these, the radish was already sold out.
Talking of lime, I liked how the sunlight reflected on a heap of them.
And same was the case with the tomatoes (my favourite)
The retailers were waiting for the morning customers
While some of them were already doing brisk business
The lady with the green leaf. My favourite over here was the Lemon Grass which can be seen in the foreground. Its known as Gavati chai (in Marathi) Just add some fresh leaves to your boiling tea and experience the special aroma. Some use it in soups and curries too.
Got to see goose berries (Awla) after a long time. Wifey made it a point to buy half a kilo to make chutney. "The best way to make every one eat goose berries" she said.
The best deal that we got was this lot of Custard Apple. All of this for Rs 150/- After coming home I just counted them and a rough calculation told me that each custard apple works out to be less than Rs 4/- !
Some call this the Aristocrat of fruits.
All in all it was a colourful (and fruitful) experience.
Writing this after having Squid and Goose berry chutney for lunch.
I think I should make more forays into the main market.