This story is short - and sweet (you'll see why).
After griping about how it was impossible to get good 'gur'/jaggery/'vellam' in my last blog post, I decided to take my chances and shop online. Life can be full of sweet surprises. My favourite golden sugar was available at Amazon!
At Rs.69/- only for 500 grams, a packet of organic gur seemed like a steal.
I placed my order and got a message telling me it would be delivered by the first week of May, but the goodies came in today with the newspapers: a whole week early!
The packing was great, and the gur, chunky cubes of it, as golden and sweet as the cold weather sunshine!
We still have a 'dakwallah' in tea gardens - but now he brings in my online shopping as well!
Cheers to progress!