Monday, April 11, 2016

I - Ice Gola / Gandho


BM # 63
Day : 9
Theme: Regional Cuisine 
Cuisine : Sindhi

While working on my list for this marathon I was completely lost when it came to the alphabet'I' I wanted something sweet and Sindhi ! I kept discussing with family and friends but some how could not find a solution. One fine day mom and I were talking and she was telling me about her Pakistan Days, about the street foods that they would enjoy after school . When she mentioned Gandho, I knew I had to pick that as my post for 'I'. Gandho is the Sindhi name for Ice Gola. We also call it Barfa jo Golo.

It's during the summers that here in Gujarat we see maximum carts of Ice Gola. Ice Gola is simple shaved ice on a stick and enjoyed as a candy with a variety of flavors.
Of course,The Mumbai walas will always vouch for their famous Kala Khatta of Juhu as the best Gola. Well the variety here is enormous and I shall soon post more versions of these.

This is the sole post which I did right at the end. I was waiting for summers to come so I could get those bamboo sticks to make the Gola. When finally I got them I tried making it with some granita , but it did not work. I took a thick towel, put ice cubes and then using a hammer crushed the ice, yet I was not happy. Finally I bought a Gola mchine and now I could shave ice like the Gola vendors do.

I used three different flavors for the three Golas. Jannate Gulab, which is Rose and always in my pantry, orange, which has the taste of fresh oranges and finally Cold Coffee. This is a ready syrup that we get. It tastes like coffee. Ice Golas are my post for the 9 th day for BM and A-Z Challenge.



Ice Gola

What you need

Ice
Bamboo stick
Sugar syrup
Ice shaver machine

How to go about
Shave ice in a glass.
Take the bamboo stick, make a slit in the center . The slit should be just about 2" long.
Fix the stick in the center of the glass, press the ice and compress.
Pour sugar syrup and enjoy.





This is my Gola Maker machine.



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21 comments:

  1. You have gola machine at home.Omg Please adopt me and I will eat those sinful golas everyday.They look so refreshing and makes me feel nostalgic.

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  2. It was snowing yesterday for us but still your ice goals are tempting with those vibrant colors.

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  3. Vaishali those Ice Gola's look so tempting. Love your presentation:)

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  4. OMG those ice golas look amazing. Perfect pick for letter I.

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  5. Wow you have a maker at home too..that's awesome post Vaishali...can have it right now..

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  6. Wow please adopt me vaishali not only for this golas for all your sweets you are posting this month Please..Please...

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  7. u rock...this one is feel good factor for all right now in India

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  8. Can I come and stay with you! You have a gola making machine and what else do I need. Such a lovely gadget to have especially for the hot summers we have there. Lovely choice :)

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  9. This ice gola is super ultimate summer treat, i want to make some soon.

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  10. You have ice shaver machine? wow.. very handy. I love the kala khatta flavor. I do these with that flavor very often. But cold coffee flavor is something new for in gola.. Amazing yaar

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  11. Ice golas look so colorful and gorgeous.Feel like grabbing it.

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  12. All the three flavours are looking so good. And that ice shaver machine looks great too...

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  13. u have a gola maker :))) can i borrow them for the summer please :) my kids would love this !! pretty colours, I loved the rose the best !!

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  14. I believe that you got the gola machine!! You are a real perfectionist :-))!

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  15. i was wondering why you were procrastinating your last dish for this BM. Now it makes sense why the delay. All the flavors look great and so refreshing to have this in scorching summers.

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  16. My kids pester me for granitas come summer and if they know that there is something called a gola machine, I am done for :) AWesome post, Vaishali.

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  17. Vaishali, you ignited the Mumbaikar in me. I now want kala khatta now. And that machine at home seems like such a great idea!! The American shaved ice is nowhere compared to our gola :)

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  18. OMG what a treat to have that machine at home - these are also sold here out of street carts in the summer - it is people from Latin America who popularized it here and it is also often topped with condensed milk

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  19. OMG....i am so tempted now. Looks so so good vaishali

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  20. wonderful summer treat. The kids will definitely cherish those colorful golas.

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