"Dilmaya making 'kedu' ('gandru' with spinach alone) - drying vegetable leaves - cauliflower, old tough spinach, in the sun. This will be mixed with salt and eaten during the monsoon. Nothing is ever wasted." (Diary)
Dilmaya picking spinach leaves in her garden.
Dilmaya carrying a basket of vegetable leaves along the path beside to the foot-beater ('kuni').
Cleaning the foot-beater.
Placing vegetable leaves in hole prior to beating, then Surje works the foot-beater while Dilmaya moves leaves in the hole.
Dilmaya empties the beaten leaves onto a winnowing tray outside her house then mixes millet flour with them. She then stuffs the leaf mixture into a large bamboo tube and beats them, piston fashion, down into the tube.Dilmaya taking vegetable leaves that have been beaten and crushed out of a bamboo tube to dry on a mat in the sun, describing process to Alan.
Thak, 29th March and 2nd April 1993