Traditional winter delights in high demand

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The traditional winter delights demand increases as citizens of the federal capital and other areas of the country experienced chilly foggy weather.

The people have started enjoying the traditional local winter items like Doodh Jalebi, “Gajar ka Halwa”, chicken corn soup, Kashmiri tea, fried fish, “Samosa”,” “Pakora”, hot coffee and other items which are high in demand particularly nowadays.

Scores of temporary stalls have also been set up by vendors where winter food items are being sold. The demand of fish has increased manifold and fish outlets in different areas were crowded with customers.

Men, women and children come to these outlets to beat the cold with fried fish which is favorite dish of everyone but it becomes more popular in the winter season.

The winter food stalls are doing good business due to the rising demand for the foods, the owners of these shops claimed.

Large platters of “halwas” adorned with silver vark and crushed nuts can be seen in eateries in markets with some having decorated their display windows with the traditional winter delights and others displaying their wares out on the street.

According to the owner of a sweet shop, Omer Rao, during the winters, “Doodh jalebi” and “Rasmalai” also favorite winter delights.

Besides, fried food like “Pakoras”, “Samosas” and vegetable rolls are also high in demand now these days.

A customer at the shop, Ahmad Baig, said “I love the winters for two reasons: traditional sweets like “Daal “and “Gajar ka halwa and bonfire parties”.

It becomes difficult to avoid having halwas in the winters, said Hassan Ali, another customer.