ANDHRA PRADESH

Gourmet's delight for generations

Special ‘Mysorepak' being served to customers at Alluraiah Sweets in Ongole. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas

Special ‘Mysorepak' being served to customers at Alluraiah Sweets in Ongole. —Photo: Kommuri Srinivas  

Alluraiah sweets with its mouth-watering sweets especially the 'Mysorepak', have been a craze among Ongolites for generations.

As the district celebrates its formation on Thursday, people fondly recall how the small-yet-crowded shop on the arterial trunk road has become part and parcel of social life for three generations.

“The sweets prepared at the shop are a must for betrothal and other functions. Marriages are arranged after exchanging the sweets bought from the shop,” recalls retired lecturer C. Sambamurthy.

“People, who have migrated to elsewhere in the country and abroad, make it a point to buy the special ‘Mysorepak' and take them for themselves and for their friends and relatives. So is the case with those who visit the town on various occasions, including festivals, he said.

Talking to The Hindu , founder Sylleti Alluraiah's grandson says “we prepare on an average 50 to 60 kgs each day and no stock is carried over for the next day''.

“We also sell tokkudu laddu, badampuri, badushah, cashewsweet, jilebi, karaboondhi, pakoda and atukollu,'' adds the junior Alluraiah who imbibed the tricks of the trade from his late father Sylleti Subbrayudu.

Ongolites never mind waiting for their turn to get a pack of ‘Mysorepak' in long queue which many a times cause traffic jams.



Sweets prepared at the shop are a must for betrothal and other functions



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