Indian Fryum Fun Factories – The Ultimate Cookery Experience
Crisp, the word itself is so tempting. No matter which part of India you visit, no “Meal” is ever complete without the delicious, spicy, crunchy Papads, Sun-dried lentil dumplings and other Indian fryums. And hence, it is one of the oldest known snacks to us. Besides the fact that they are crispy, tempting in taste and come in interesting shapes, they are healthy as well. These mouth-watering snacks are prepared from seasonal crops such as wheat, rice, grains, various millets and sorghums.
The fun of making these fryums and papads is in no way less than the fun in devouring them. And so, preparing fry-yum with our mothers, every summer was something we all looked forward to. Preparing fryums and papad are always a family event, housewives rushing to cook batter, men are helping to carry heavy vessles, kids making different shapes of fryum & spreading them in the sun to let them dry are common household visuals in every home on the backdrop of funny gossips and conversations to retain in our memories throughout our lives
But in today’s fast urban life, all we can find are the pre-packaged international brands selling chips and nachos that are far from satisfying our crave for the home made fryums, Sun-dried lentil dumplings and papads. Also, many of these recipes are now almost lost due to nuclear family culture and lack of time. The only place where the true joy of preparing these snack can be found is in the rural parts of India, where the practice of preparing these luscious snacks starts with the onset of the summer or you can also find Farmstays & Agritourism Centers for this kind of Rural Cookery Experience. Though we can’t bring back your childhood, but we can for sure bring you the joy of shaping, savouring and sharing these sumptuous snacks, by letting you know what to look for? what to expect? And where to find it?
Here are three ways to have rejoiced Fryum making fun again
1.Tasty Batter and Dough
Treat yourself with the light, crunchy and sumptuous snack made out of soft batter and hot dough. Enjoying this raw hot dough with the blend of spices and variety of recipe to cook it is an altogether different experience. While visiting Rural India you will get to know the various shape, sizes, and recipes with the secret ingredients of this snacks.
2. Folk Culture Experience
One of the best parts about helping in preparing fryums and papads are the amazing long lost stories narrated by our mothers or grandmothers in all its glory, singing folk songs together is also a distinct cultural experience and many other moments that we create as we joke around while spreading papads, sun-dried lentil dumplings and fryums to dry. This unique experience can be only felt in being a part of the local culture where preparations of fryums and papads are actually treated like an event.
3. The Fun of Making Fryums, Sun-Dried Lentil Dumplings
Family, fun, and feast, preparing fryum is such a fun event that even nearby neighbour joins to help in preparing them. Making it all the more fun with the increase in the number of helpers.
With all the fun experience you also get to learn something to cherish forever, like:
1. Household Budget Smartness
The tropical and hot summers of India are another reason for sun dried snacks to be popular in India. Many spices, bowls of cereal & grains are purchased during this season, the crops at this time of the year comparatively cheaper and hence can be bought from the vendor directly. Urban women won’t even be knowing it, either they will purchase it every month or they have somebody in rural to do it. Visiting an Agritourism center for cookery experience can be a fun activity where learning comes as a side-affect.
2. Discover Diversity
India being a large and diverse country, every state has its own way to adding and mixing of spices. Hence, there are innumerable varieties of fryums, Sun-dried lentil dumplings throughout India with different flavours and many a time even savoured in a different manner. So, to relish the real taste of these delectable snacks you must try it at the place where it is locally prepared with all the love and fun we experienced back in our childhood.
As much as these snacks are tasty, they also leave eve lasting memories with us and leaves us with such minor but yet impactful learning. Preparing and eating these snacks takes us on a beautiful ride to nostalgia, whose memories always leave a smile on our face. Tourdefarm.in can arrange farmstays where you can experience, prepared by your own hands on home made fryums, Sun-dried lentil dumplings and papads.