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Rongali Bihu fairs doing brisk business

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, April 10 � Food is essential to the cultural identity of all communities and the Assamese people also communicate their uniqueness through the various traditional delicacies. Rangali Bihu is not complete without the traditional delicacies for the preparation of which particular ingredients are required and various sale-cum-exhibition fairs being held in the city are doing a brisk business selling these items.

For all those who have the time, will and interest to self-prepare a traditional dish and present it to their near and dear ones, bora rice will come at Rs 40 per kg at the Pre-Rongali Bihu Exhibition-cum-Sale fairs presentlygoing on in the city.

The price of kola joha is Rs 40 per kg. The traditional jalpan of cheera, doi, hurum that is had during the festival season will also be costly. The cost of the favoured malbhog cheera is Rs 60 per kg, and a 200 gm packet of hurum will cost between Rs 50 to Rs 70.

�I don�t mind about the price because the traditional Bihu jalpan is one of my favourite dishes,� said Rima Handique, a professional settled in Guwahati.

The price of komal chawl which is another favourite item in the list of delicacies and mostly had with curd, jaggery or milk, is Rs 60 per kg, while a 100 gm packet of akhoi is available at the price of Rs 20.

The cost of local black gram which is also another important item in the traditional dish is Rs 60 per kg. Packets of tilpitha are costing between Rs 70 to Rs 200.

On the other hand, citizens, particularly food lovers, visiting Lakhidhar Bora Khetra where Rangalir Rong, an exhibition-cum-sales fair is going on, will have a treat for their eyes that comes in the form of big sized muri ladoos weighing 600 gm and more. These ladoos cost Rs 200 and above depending on their size.

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Rongali Bihu fairs doing brisk business

GUWAHATI, April 10 � Food is essential to the cultural identity of all communities and the Assamese people also communicate their uniqueness through the various traditional delicacies. Rangali Bihu is not complete without the traditional delicacies for the preparation of which particular ingredients are required and various sale-cum-exhibition fairs being held in the city are doing a brisk business selling these items.

For all those who have the time, will and interest to self-prepare a traditional dish and present it to their near and dear ones, bora rice will come at Rs 40 per kg at the Pre-Rongali Bihu Exhibition-cum-Sale fairs presentlygoing on in the city.

The price of kola joha is Rs 40 per kg. The traditional jalpan of cheera, doi, hurum that is had during the festival season will also be costly. The cost of the favoured malbhog cheera is Rs 60 per kg, and a 200 gm packet of hurum will cost between Rs 50 to Rs 70.

�I don�t mind about the price because the traditional Bihu jalpan is one of my favourite dishes,� said Rima Handique, a professional settled in Guwahati.

The price of komal chawl which is another favourite item in the list of delicacies and mostly had with curd, jaggery or milk, is Rs 60 per kg, while a 100 gm packet of akhoi is available at the price of Rs 20.

The cost of local black gram which is also another important item in the traditional dish is Rs 60 per kg. Packets of tilpitha are costing between Rs 70 to Rs 200.

On the other hand, citizens, particularly food lovers, visiting Lakhidhar Bora Khetra where Rangalir Rong, an exhibition-cum-sales fair is going on, will have a treat for their eyes that comes in the form of big sized muri ladoos weighing 600 gm and more. These ladoos cost Rs 200 and above depending on their size.