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Harisa: King of Kashmir’s winter cuisine sells online now

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Saniya Amir, a 28-year-old Srinagar woman along with her mother-in-law has started an online platform to sell winter delicacy Harisa from her home at Habak. 

Saniya said that her mother-in-law’s passion for cooking and her own aim to do something from home amid COVID made her to think about the idea.

As the vast majority incline toward home conveyance, the pattern of selling Harisa online has begun in Srinagar and in numerous different spots in Kashmir with youthful netpreneurs utilizing web-based media stages to convey the colder time of year delicacy at entryway steps.

“Our family is related with the visit and travel business which was severely hit in the midst of Coronavirus. I alongside my relative and spouse considered beginning on the web offer of Harisa. My relative is incredible at cooking it and I likewise needed to add to the family’s drive,” Saniya said.

One month back we started the instagram page as “winter treats”. The response was overwhelming and in a few weeks we started delivering Harisa not only on the outskirts but also in the heart of downtown,” Saniya said.

Saniya who began with her two relatives has now about six individuals utilized for conveyance.

They have now tied up with Gatoes, an online food conveyance application which takes their home cooked Harisa and conveys it around Srinagar.

While platforms like ‘winter treats’ are making and delivering from their kitchens, there are youngsters like Asrar Qazi and Aaqib Bashir, both 22, who have collaborated with Harisa vendors from downtown Srinagar for its delivery.

“Uptown has a dearth of good Harisa outlets as this delicacy is traditionally made in old town Srinagar. I along with my friend thought of opening this platform by the name of ‘Harisa Wala’ so that this delicacy can reach to every corner of Srinagar without people having to go out,” Asrar said.

 “Social media has come very handy. Our Instagram page now has around 1 thousand followers in a short span and all the orders are received via social media and over phone,” they said.

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