Friday, May 18, 2007

Gola Wala

The gola wala is a pleasant sight to see in the scorching summer heat. Gola is 'ice slush' on a wooden gola stick. The gola wala pushes the gola stick into the crushed ice ball, pours the syrup generously, with a dash of lime, and sprinkles some masala. The most popular flavour is kala-khatta, made from the fruit 'jamun' or Indian blackberry. The colourful bottles of syrup on the cart surely tempt you to stop by and slurrp one.
The gola is yummy and refreshing and quenches your thirst but one cannot be sure of quality of the syrup and the water (from which ice is made). There are outlets where you can get good quality syrup with gola ice made of mineral water too. Posted by Picasa


  1. Despite some of those real reservations (water), it must be terribly tempting. It is most colourful!

  2. It sounds a bit like what we call snow cones. The colors in the photo make it fun to look at.

  3. I was on a steady diet of golas during my pre teen years .


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