Stirring neatly slashed vegetables and crushed spices in a plastic jar, 71-year old Ghulam Qadir Senoo is busy preparing his wide range of pickles. Senoo has been in this trade for over three decades.
His shop at congested Nai Sadak, Habba Kadal, an Old City locality is decked with over 100 varieties of pickles—vegetarian, non-vegetarian and fruits—costing between Rs 150 to 800 per Kg. "Pickle making is an art. It needs lot of preparation and patience," Senoo says while taking a deep breath.
Seeno learnt the art from his brother; after the latter's death, Seeno has been running the shop since 1989. "My passion for pickle making keeps me going."