Ponk wadas yes....sounds interesting.
Ponk is the fresh Jowar grains and Ponk Wadas are the wadas made with jowar grains. Its the most healthy snacks in Surat. This green tender Jowar (sorghum) grain is available only during winter season in Surat, I have been told. There are numerous stalls specially selling these Ponk wadas there. No I did not travel to Surat for this but a very dear friend of mine specially sent this from Surat to me in Delhi. My friend specially arranged this pack of Ponk (sorghum), which is generally exported. Come lets explore how it was packed as the whole process was educating, exciting and very interesting.
I received it in this cloth bag.
Inside the cloth bag the sorghum were nicely mixed and packed with good quality wheat flour in a paper bag. This keeps the grain fresh and tender.And it can last for few days.
Then I nicely sieved the sorghum and separated the atta and then washed it repeatedly with water until its clean.
After cleaning is done it can be eaten as such (the taste is good) or as bhel or as wadas. Like I made it.And trust me the taste was very special, which I have not tasted before ever. Its simply awesome and delicious. I am blessed to have such a caring friend, Thanks !!!