Huzurabad: While political parties and leaders are battling for supremacy in Huzurabad Assembly constituency where by-election will be held on October 30, small eateries and fast food joints are enjoying the increase patronage on account of the influx of political leaders and workers in the constituency in the past couple of months.
One particular snack centre in the town – Chelpur Chinnagyare Centre – however, has been attracting large number of customers, many of the politicians, who are making a beeline for the ‘chinna garelu’ (small wadas) that the eatery dishes out. The snack, comprising 10 small wadas, is served with chutney made of red hot chilli powder. This eatery has already gained popularity not only in the town but also neighbouring areas for the tasty dishes, particularly the ‘chinna garelu’ that it serves. Located on the Karimnagar-Warangal main road in front of Huzurabad bus stand, the tiffin center has been operating out a tiny room for the last 45 years.
Besides local people, people passing through also make it a point to visit the tiffin centre to enjoy the chinna garelu. With the election fever hotting up, the hordes of politicians who have pitched camp in the town have become regulars at the eatery. The centre usually runs from 4 pm to 10 pm every day. However, the owner, in the recent past, has started opening the center at noon in the wake of increase in demand for snacks.
Speaking to Telangana Today, a political leader from Siddipet district, Ramesh said he and his friends were regularly consuming chinna garelu during the last ten days since the taste of the snack was excellent. Moreover, the rate is reasonable.
Another customer, Ramchander, who was traveling from Karimnagar to Hanamkonda, said he makes it a point to have chinna garelu whenever he passes through town since he doesn’t get such tasty garelu in other areas.
Center owner Gannu Ravinder said people would like his snack item because of its taste, and quality. He does not compromise on the quality of oil, pulses, chilli powder and other ingredients that are used to prepare the dish.
People from Warangal, Hanamkonda, Karimnagar, Jagitial, Korutla, Metpalli and other areas pick up takeaway parcels from the centre while passing through the town.
He named the snack center after Chelpur since his father operated a snack center in Chelpur village of Huzurabad mandal for 60 years. Learning the preparation of dish from his father, he started a center in Huzurabad 45 years ago and ran it successfully.
Not keen on revealing his income, Ravinder says he gets satisfaction when people compliment him after tasting the dish.
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