Bachelors and the working couples are turning to them due to hectic schedule
Too tired to cook after a long day at work? Will it be better if you can pick up your favourite food while going back to home? Though the capital already has a large number of hotels that can satiate any foodie, of late there is an increase in the demand for curry points.
While traditionally, curry points have been patronised by students and bachelors who have no elaborate kitchen setup, the changing lifestyles and hectic schedules have even working couples increasingly turning to them. In contrast to the traditional hotels and restaurants, curry points offer a variety of curries at affordable prices.
“People come to my curry point while returning from their offices. It is easy for them to carry curries from here and cook just rice in their homes,” M. Sivayya, a vendor at Mehdipatnam says. While bachelors are still a majority at his point, Sivayya says that number of working couples visiting his place is growing steadily.
Demand for them has been growing and availability of these curry points does not seem to match the actual demand.
“Curry points are mainly concentrated around areas such as Nallakunta, KPHB, SR Nagar, Ameerpet, Mehdipatnam and Dilsukhnagar as a large number of bachelors and students reside in those areas. But there is a need for such points in almost all areas in the city,” P.S. Chaitanya, a software engineer says.
This view is also shared by many professionals and working women in the city. “It is a hassle to cook after a long day at work. I am looking forward for decent curry points around the area that I stay but have no such option,” Ritu Sharma, a shop manager, says.
“It is not possible for us to go out for dinner everyday as it is an expensive affair,” she observes.