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Posted at: Feb 11, 2019, 7:35 AM; last updated: Feb 11, 2019, 7:35 AM (IST)

Tandoori tea, chicken embroidery attract visitors at exhibition

Syed Ali Ahmed

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 10

Tandoori (oven) Chai, an innovative idea of tea preparation, and a stall of cloth material of chicken embroidery works of Lucknow in an exhibition of products of self-help groups and street food festival are the main attraction on third day today at Rajpath.

Being uncommon way of preparation, visitors stay at the stall to see how the tea is prepared in tandoor. Though it is costly, visitors taste it and enjoy sipping it in an earthen cup with earthen fragrance. Rate of one cup of tea is Rs 60.

Sonu Bhargava of Jaipur claimed that it was his speciality.

 It took Sonu two years to be successful. In the beginning, he served the tea in wedding and other functions. Now, he is in open market with a shop at Malviya Nagar in Jaipur.

In December last year, at a function organised by the government in New Delhi Sonu had a sale of Rs 1.80 lakh in three days.

The second attraction of the exhibition is cloth material of Lucknow chicken works where women thronged to select the material. Rimmi Sharma, who leads the self-help group of Lucknow women, said till noon she had sold the cloth of Rs 4,000. 

 The exhibition also has appliqué work bed covers and cushion covers, ceramic sculptures, marble artefacts and leather mojri of Rajasthan; Madhubani paintings of Bihar, brass sculptures of Chhatisgarh, saura paintings of Jharkhand and bamboo products of Tripura.

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