Demand for special eatables during Ramzan

Fruits and wide range of sweets have flooded the market for the fasting season

 People are seen rushing to the shops in the streets of Andechathra, Sharifgalli, M G Road and Mallandur to buy sweets and fruits in bulk. 

The eatables that are sold include ‘Bangalore Samosa,’ ‘Poori,’ ‘Kajoora,’ ‘Badoosha,’ ‘potato bonda,’ ‘onion bonda’, ‘masala vade,’ ‘Uddina Vade,’ ‘Pakoda’, ‘Hareera’ and other fruits. Sellers return homes with empty baskets showing good sales of their eatables.

These special foods are being sold from the day of   commencement of the month of Ramzan and will be available till the last day of fasting. These eatables are not found during other days, said a buyer.

The customers for these eateries are usually those who fast during Ramzan month and the general public. Irshad Ahmed, a shop keeper who has been selling food for the last 20 years said that he used to sell food items in Andechathra, Sharifgalli and in Tippunagar in the past and has now shifted to Mallandur road. “I prepare the food for a period of one month on account of Ramzan,” he informed.

The sellers like Chandru and Mahendra from Vijayapur, Javed Khan from Shanthi Nagar, Mohammed Gows start preparing food from early morning, whereas Abubakkar and Rafeek from Bangalore prepare Samosas throughout the day with the increased demand. 

One of the shop keeper said that the sellers shift from one place to another every year in order to make it available for the people of different areas. Badal, basically a cloth merchant said that he sells food like Kajura, Poori, Samosa, Harira and varieties of fruits during the month of Ramzan. “The daily business ranges from Rs 3,000 to Rs 4,000,” he said.  These food items are sold at various places and will be available till the last day of Ramzan month.

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