HYDERABAD: The ‘ice gola’ had for lengthy been a craze to many, however the dessert is seldom sighted on the pavement as of late. Yet, reminiscences of the pushcart with a block of ice and colored bottles of syrup linger. Most of those pushcart distributors have quietly retreated from the scene following the arrival of the mainline dessert retailers. Some nonetheless stay in this enterprise and are doing good gross sales. For, no branded dessert can exchange the flavour and style of ice gola.

This is popularly identified in the native dialect as ‘baraf ka gola’ ‘chuski’ or ‘baraf laddu’. In the past, there was no summer season with out a tasting of this frozen deal with.


There, for it, are the common clients. Not simply youngsters, a number of grown-up individuals too go to these locations with nostalgia writ giant on their faces, blissful as they’re with the flavours of ‘kala-katta’ ‘rain- bow’ or ‘orange’ at these push-carts.

One such well-liked pushcart joint is at Abids, close to St Gorgeous Grammar School. Children via generations tackle the cart-wala as ‘chaush’. Chaush is right here at this spot since 1970. He additionally visits the surrounding areas of Hanuman Tekdi, King Koti, Gunfoundry and Hyderguda.


“My identify is Sayed Ali, however everybody calls me Chaush. I began promoting this for five paise and 10 paise.”

Many of the previous college students from the surrounding faculties made him extra well-liked by making his video scenes and posting them on social media.

“Thousands of my ‘youngsters’ who ate my ice cream are now unfold throughout the globe. They make a go to to this spot after they go to Hyderabad, they may be sure that they go to me,” Chaush stated.

Minister Okay.T. Rama Rao just lately invited Chaush to his official residence and relished his school-day reminiscences. “Am feeling so proud that the ‘youngsters’ who ate my barafi are now in excessive positions. KTR launched me to his household. His hospitality was great.” Another well-liked joint is at Yakutpura, close to Volta Hotel, the Saleem bhai ice gola centre run by Sayeed Saleem for three-and-a-half a long time.


Most of the Old City of us cease by at the push cart joint even at present.

Saleem stated, “People not solely savour this however additionally they work together with us. They come in as a bunch of mates, possibly after having their dinner.”

Stated Mahmood Zubare, a buyer: “I grew up with this ice gola, at Saleem bhai’s. The gulab jamun, blended with ice, ‘khowa’ and colors is fairly well-liked.”

Akash Nadinavelu, resident of Karkhana, stated, “Those flavours nonetheless linger in my ideas. It was my favorite throughout my college days. Around three a long time in the past, Karkhana, Trimulgherry and so on had no site visitors. After college, we used to purchase this, after which have it slurping slowly and strolling.”


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