sohum at MS.UKY.EDU
Mon Jul 13 13:14:17 UTC 1998
The art of making the maNDaka (or maa.nDe in Marathi) is very much alive even
The dough is actually rolled out with skill using a rolling pin and not tossed
hand like the pizza dough.
The skill is well appreciated and has even given rise to a saying in Marathi:
##maa.nDekaraNiichaa sheMbuuDa paNa kaaDhaavaa laagato ##
which can be roughly transformed as "you have to even help the blowing of the
nose for one making
maa.nDe". This is used to express the idea that you have to cater to every
little need of someone
who excels in some art.
> Dear Avinash Sathaye,
> Many thanks for your very complete answer.
> Apparently, for the maNDaka, 'very thin' and 'thick kneaded dough'
> seems contradictory, but I've seen old Italian pizzaioli making very big
> and thin pizzas, doing jump and turn the initially small and thick disk in
> their both hands with an astonishing dexterity. Do you believe the same
> knack could be known in India?
> Dominique THILLAUD
> Universite' de Nice Sophia-Antipolis, France
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