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"After-dinner paan anyone?" India Local Custom Tip by mariocibelli

India Local Customs: 345 reviews and 394 photos


As the meal comes to an end there is this item 'Paan' which is a betel leaf wrapped around a variety of ingredients. The paan-seller is to be found in every nook and corner of not only cities and towns but even in villages and other smaller places. He is omnipresent in the sense that one can find a paan shop at railway stations, outside the theatres, or bus stops. Every paan seller has his special recipe to make. There are as many styles of paan as the states of India but the one made in betel leaf is more popular as it is concidered to be digestive.

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  • Written Sep 9, 2004
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