Market adds flavour to Bhogali

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 12: Traditiol Bhogali edibles, the real flavours of the month that add flavour to Magh Bihu, have glutted Guwahati market, yet their prices are up. The city markets are crowded by people of all walks of life. This is despite a number of exhibitions of Bhogali edibles have been selling products in the city at many places. The fish market at Uzan Bazar, as every Uruka-eve, is crowded with people from the neighbouring districts, including the metropolitan city. So much so that around 

70 tonnes more local fish has arrived in the market.  Imported fishes are not sold in any Bhogali eve in the market. The available fish species at the market are Rohu, Bokua (Catla catla), Chital, Bhorali (wallago), Rupchanda, Chans, Ari, etc.. They are from Mangaldai, gaon, Sipajhar, Barpeta, Hajo etc. There are fishes as heavy as 30 kg each. The wholesale prices are fixed at Chital at Rs 700-800 a kg, Rohu at Rs 500-600 a kg, Ari at Rs 400-500, Bokua at Rs 600-700 etc. Even though prices are up, people keep buying fish as they add flavour to the Bhogali Bihu.

On other edibles, rikol pitha, teel pitha, jun beli, teel ladu, rikol ladu, suji ladu, ghila pitha, doi, cream, komal chowl, bora chowl, bora chira, jaggery, chunga pitha, hutuli pitha, tekeli pitha, bhat pitha, cakes, etc., are also abundance in the market. Each pair of coconut is sold at Rs 120-130, joha chowl is sold at minimum Rs 70 a kg, komal chowl is sold at Rs 65 a kg, hurum at Rs 70 each packet, Rs 50 for each packet of coconut ladu containing ten pieces, Rs 100 for a packet of rikol pitha containing ten pieces, teel ladu packet containing ten pieces at Rs 50, cream at Rs 400-500 a kg, curd at Rs 250 per kg, bora chira at Rs 70 per 500 gm, jun beli at Rs 60 for five pieces, hutuli pitha at Rs 60 for five pieces, etc. All the edibles that glutted the city market are from rural areas.

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