Summer, Salad And Sunday

Fresh, raw and full of health. Now who can say no to a scrumptious bowl of salad, especially on a hot summer day.

Even colors of those veggies is powerful enough to draw your whole attention towards them​.

In Karachi, you can find both high priced continental salad in a luxurious restaurant or a simple plate of raw, freshly chopped veggies with no artificial flavors, right outside your office or in a market.

I prefer the latter one. 

I invite you to meet Abdul Waheed, a salad seller in Saddar, Karachi.

Salad Days

Image courtesy of Dawn

7 thoughts on “Summer, Salad And Sunday

  1. camilledefleurville April 9, 2017 / 8:34 PM

    You make me longing for warmer days and fresh salads! In fact, here, in the country, we have now the very first fresh lettuce and lots of eggs (it is the laying seasons or hens). So it is easy to make a simple meal of boiled eggs, lettuce, tomatoes (for their colour and not for their taste as it is not their season for ripening – we rely upon the supermarket where they are still expensive), and perhaps a slice of chicken filet, tinned tuna fish or some cheese. That would be a dinner in spring in South-West France.
    I am gad to learn about life in Pakistan and, more precisely, in Karachi. There are lots of jobs that do not exist in France – as this one, making salads for the restaurant next door and selling them directly to clients in the streets, according to their tastes. But are they seasonal employments? What happens to them in winter time?
    Thank you for sharing your life with us.

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    • Hammad Rais April 9, 2017 / 9:59 PM

      Well, salads are available here all year round. Cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, radish, beetroot and more are common here. There prices may go high as weather gets warmer, so we place just one or two veggies on our table. Like in my home during dinner every second night.
      As those sellers are concerned, if they get a good start then they may stay to their business in winter also. People here are fond of veggies very much and winter ones are in high demand.

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    • camilledefleurville April 9, 2017 / 10:31 PM

      Almost everything is bought in supermarkets in France. The village had three butchers (down to one nowadays), two bakers (they survive because they are good quality and have vans to bring bread to aging people or people far from the centre of the village), one fishmonger (long extinct), three grocers annd fruiterrers and vegetable sellers (none now), &c. The supermarket is not one of your grand affairs but one finds everything at the same place and there is a wide car park. You also make your command online and come and fetch it. Meanwhile, the core of the village is sloxly dying and the smaller villages around are already dead. However, there are two market days on Tuesdays and Saturdays for fresh produce from the farms (in my village). I hope it will not die under the pressure of decrees and laws about foolish sanitary regulation.

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    • Hammad Rais April 9, 2017 / 11:40 PM

      I haven’t seen a village life personally but heard about it from you and some friends of mine here. Here in Karachi, there are countless supermarkets, mini markets, super stores and so much more in every part of Karachi. For the city of over 20 million souls, even they seem little less.
      Area where I live, there are about 6 grocery stores, 3vegetables sellers, 3 milk shops, 2 bakeries, 3 stationary stores, 4 banks, 2 diners, 3 tea stalls and so much more. You can buy fruits and vegetables right out of the home here as push cart sellers also make rounds in streets everyday. These facilities are at walking distance from my home and we mostly buy from them but sometimes my mother and Jia prefer to visit markets in other areas too, just to avail discount on a full purchase of monthly grocery.

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