Islamabad - The traditional winter delights’ demand increases, as residents of the capital and other parts of the country experience chilly weather.

People are enjoying traditional hot edibles and beverages like Doodh Jalebi, “Gajar ka Halwa”, chicken corn soup, Kashmiri tea, fried fish, “Samosa”,” “Pakora”, hot coffee and other items.

Scores of stalls have also been set up by vendors to sell these food items. The demand for fish has also increased and fish outlets are teeming with customers.

Men, women and children come to these outlets to beat the cold with fried fish which is everyone’s favourite in the cold season.  Large platters of “halwas” adorned with silver vark and crushed nuts are being served in restaurants with windowsills decorated with traditional winter delights. According to the owner of a sweet shop, Omer Rao, “Doodh jalebi” and “Rasmalai” are the most consumed winter delights.

A customer at the shop, Ahmad Baig, said “I love the winters for two reasons: traditional sweets like “Daal “and “Gajar ka halwa and bonfire parties”. It becomes difficult to resist halwas in the winters, said Hassan Ali, another customer.