National Geographic : 1908 Mar
168 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A BREAD "WALLAH," JEYPORE, INDIA These round, flat cakes of unleavened bread are more like pancakes than any other article of food in common use among us. The cakes are called chapatties. The cook shapes them between his hands and bakes them on a griddle or on the coals. They are made of wheat flour, and are a common article of diet among the well-to-do classes in central and northern India. The poorer people eat cake made of corn meal, millet, and a coarse, hard grain called raggy. In western India barley cakes are eaten to some extent. In the south boiled rice is made into cakes known as hoppers, which is the Anglo-Indian rendering of the Tamil appa. Copyrighted by the Keystone View Co.