We all have this one memory that pops up when somebody mentions a fruit. Many of my summers have been about water apples, Chambakka in Malayalam. This in the picture is one variety, they also come as smaller, pinker and whiter fruits hanging from their shady trees.
I loved going to school for many reasons, however it turned food exciting when the academic year hit the month of #March. The students who went home for lunch used to bring back a tiffin box of chambakka, and many times they were sliced, mixed salt and red chilly powder.
As they walked and cycled from home to school, these slices of chambakka rolled and rolled inside these tiffin boxes coating themselves with a now wet mix of chilly powder and salt.
By the time they reached our classroom, it would be the perfect post lunch snack we could nibble on sneakily during the post lunch periods. The tiffin box used to be passed on from one student to the next, from whereever its owner sat to the front benches and back, the joy of biting into it during a lecture when we were supposed to attentively listen to the teacher .. oooooooo