Visit this ‘One-Rupee Shop’ in Alappuzha
Haripad (Alappuzha): A local food stall here has gone viral in social media for the quality food they offer at an unbelievably low price. The stall run by Hassan Kunju at Evoor offers snacks like Ullivada, Parippuvada and other Vada varieties at Re 1. Snacks like Sughiyan and Bonda are priced Rs 3 and Porotta is available for Rs 5. A cup of tea also costs Rs 5.
The shop is situated at the east entrance of Evoor Sree Krishna Swami Temple at Evoor-Muttom Road. Though the shop has no name, the locals fondly call it ‘One-Rupee Shop’. Another popular dish is half beef curry priced Rs 30. One can have four Porottas and a beef curry for Rs 50 here.
Food is cooked with firewood. They use pure coconut oil for cooking. Customers can visit even the kitchen of the hotel. The snacks from ‘One-Rupee Shop’ is supplied for all major occasions and festivals in Evoor. People buy 100-200 Vada snacks from the shop for occasions.
A Puttu shop started by Hassan Kunju’s mother six decades ago was later transformed into the ‘One-Rupee Shop’ for snacks. Initially, the major attraction of the shop was low price. All snacks were priced Re 1 until recently. Now the shop is run by Hassan Kunju’s son Rafi.