Dried Veggies in Demand in Kashmir as Highway Closure Perishes Fresh Stocks

Slices of vegetables are dried either by threading them into garlands which are hung on walls or simply laid out in the sun. Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK
Dried vegetables are in much demand in Kashmir during winters. The demand has further shot up since the closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway due to landslides triggered by snow and rains. Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK
Dried stocks of vegetables, including brinjal, turnip, turnip leaves and fenugreek on sale in Srinagar’s Hazratbal. Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK
A vendor refines stocks of dried vegetables at a Srinagar market. Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK
A vendor sells dried bottle gourd to a woman in Hazratbal area of Srinagar. Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK
A dried vegetable vendor attends a customer at a Srinagar market. Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK
A customer sorts a stock of dried tomato slices. Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK
A customer inspects slices of dried bottle gourd stock. Photo: Mubashir Khan/GK