A peep into an old sweet shop

Everyones favourite

A plain white box with Komala Sweets, written in navy blue ink, is the most favoured sweet box of many Bangaloreans. The place is very famous for its laddu, Chandrakala sweets and cashew nuts khara.
Chandrakala is a sweet, which is bright orange in colour. Maida, sugar and
khova goes into the making of this sweet. Most people like this sweet. Even though there are no festivals or any other special occasion, it gets sold a lot.

Charulatha, a home-maker, who lives in Fraser Town, says, “I moved to this part of the City 10 years ago and we have been buying sweets from here for all the festivals and when we have guests at home. My husband and children love the sweets here. The price also is not very exorbitant, like most other sweet shops.”

The laddu is yellow in colour and has raisins and cashews in it, it smells good and has ghee’s fragrance.

Cashew nuts khara is made from red masala, wherein  cashew nuts are fried along with the red masala.  

Komala is also famous for many other sweets like Jahangir, Badam Burfi, Badhurshah, Milk Pedha, Mysore Paak and Kaju Burfi.
Sugary sandwich sweets topped with red cherries are a favourite among kids, along with jalebis.

Among the mixtures, the most famous ones are avalakki mixture, omapudi, khara boondhi and masala ground nuts.
The sweets and the mixture together make a perfect combination. Nagaraj M says, “I like the omapudi mixture and cashew nut khara, I usually buy them twice a month. Chandrakala Sweets is an all-time favourite sweet of my children and wife.”  

The sweets are made at the store itself. The owners maintain a lot of hygiene here and take good care during the preparation of the sweets and while displaying them.
Meena, who is a telecommunication engineer, says, “I have been taking home sweets from Komala from the time I was in high school. On my birthdays, I buy sweets from here and take them to my friends. And they love it a lot.”

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