BENGALURU: Although Rachayya H works as a software consultant in the city, he counts cooking as his passion. One of his many loves is to invent new healthy dishes and to introduce it to others. This passion for food and cooking started more than a decade ago and encouraged him toparticipate in the ‘Flea Market and Food Truck’ festival hosted by Namma Metro at Swami Vivekananda Road Metro Station.
Rachayya says that food lovers always like to try healthy food with good taste. “I don't have any shop or an outlet, but whenever I get free time, I go to exhibitions and serve my dishes,” he says. “People love healthy food, and if you assure its quality, they will come back for more,” he says.
In the fest, Rachayya introduced an Indian veg pizza. Served with tangy tortillos, it is made with more than 20 fillings and baked on a grill with organic charcoal smoke.
Rachayya does not use a single drop of oil or a sliver of cheese. This pizza is priced at `200. Rachayya, who loves to pursue his passion for cooking, says he gets support and encouragement from his family and friends.
The fest gave an opportunity for visitors to try different varieties of dishes from various food trucks and stalls. The stall put up by Hungry Indian had a reasonable number of visitors. “On Saturday we were having good business, however, Sunday has been a bit slow to pick up,” says Giridhar from Hungry Indian.
Rani, who sells organic spices and oil admits that irrespective of the high price, people love to purchase organic food. “We manufacture all our products at our farm without any preservatives or chemicals. The response is good. Our honey and coconut oil is selling like hot cakes,” she says.
In addition, the fest also witnessed the participation of stalls which sell clothes, bags and candies.
The visitors to the fest ,however, said that interactive stalls would make the experience better. “There should me more stalls and an entertainment area dedicated for the kids,” says Arul Christopher, a techie.