Saturday

Aatte ke Gol

One event I look forward to every month is Bee & Jai's Click. Being an amateur at cooking and photography, this event remains a constant stimulus to sharpen my skills at either art.

When this month’s click called for Flour, it didn’t take me much to decide on the nature of the flour. But it did get me thinking on the aspects of photography.

Though the term “Flour” technically implies a fine powder made by grinding cereal grains or starchy plant material(courtesy:Wikipedia), for most of us it just means “Wheat Flour”.

I love using organic whole wheat flour for its texture and color. I try ways (wherever possible) to replace any kind of flour that a recipe calls for with this one; my favorite of them all : the béchamel sauce using whole wheat flour.

I was keen to portray this flour in its essence as found in my kitchen on an everyday basis. “What better than the rounds or balls of it just the way I do for Rotis”, I said to myself.

So I made some Aatte ke Gol (Aatta = Flour, Gol = Balls or rounds) and tried capturing them just as they look while I make rotis or parathas.

Flour 3

While they were rolled in flour just before flattening...

Flour 2

A close up of one of them to distinguish the soft dough and the coarse flour....

Atte Ke Gol

28 comments:

Purnima said...

The pics looks lovely!!

Happy cook said...

Beautiful pictures

sunita said...

Simple and lovely :-)

Saswati said...

Amazing pics eskay!!are you into photography?I wud be very grateful if you give me some ideas abt who food aggregators are and how do i contact them ,how and when can i start participating in those food blogging events.my mail id is saswati.hota @gmail.com.

vimmi said...

BEautiful pics. Looks like snow covered or sugar covered balls.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

lovely pics!!! And you say you aren't good at photography??!?!?!

Eskay said...

Thanks Purnima.

Eskay said...

Thank you Happy Cook.

Eskay said...

Thank you Sunita.

Eskay said...

Thanks Saswati. I'm just learning food photography through the blog and all these events. Please check your inbox for my email on the details you requested.

Eskay said...

Thanks Ramya. Still lots to learn on photography and food kanne.

Eskay said...

Thank you for stopping by as well as the input Vimmi. Now that you mentioned, I am thinking I probably should have named them on those lines.

Srivalli said...

Nice idea and they look great

Eskay said...

Thank you Sri.

KayKat said...

I *love* that last pic.

Anonymous said...

Lovely pics Eskay. Also would like to compliment you on the foody terms list.

Would like to see something innovative come from ABVCC, like the Ginger-Coconut Icecream.

-Anonymous

Eskay said...

Thanks Kaykat.

Eskay said...

Thank you Anonymous. Glad to know you liked the list on the "terms in cooking". Thoughtful that you still recollect the Ginger-Coconut icecream combo. Sure,will try something out soon and post it on the chronicles. Many thanks for the encouragement.

Sia said...

lovely!

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I fully understand your view on organic flour. We used to get organic polenta from a farm in the Northern Province in South Africa and it was so far superior to the stuff you buy in the shops. Sadly our supplier, retired and his children do not share his passion for organic produce.Your pictures are beautiful....

Eskay said...

Thank you Sia.

Eskay said...

Thank you Nina. Oh! That’s really sad. I never believed that there was a difference till I actually started using organic flour. And now I simply love it. I hope you find a store that sells organic stuff, soon.

TBC said...

Love the second pic! They look like truffles with a dusting of powdered sugar...lovely!

Lynnylu said...

Great photos!

Eskay said...

Thank you TBC. With your feedback as well as Vimmi's feedback, I guess I should rethink the caption for these pics.

Eskay said...

Thank you Lynnylu.

Linda said...

Very lovely eskay! Atta has such a unique texture and you have captured that so well :)

Eskay said...

Thank you so much Linda.