The rising onion prices seems to have affected not only their daily usage in homes but have hit the whole food industry. Some restaurants in Bengaluru have removed one of the most popular dishes – Onion Dosa from their menus.
V Kamat, Treasurer of Bangalore Hotels Association told news agency ANI, “We have reduced onion usage due to the price hike. Fine-dines can raise rates of food items, but those who eat at middle-class eateries feel the pinch if prices rise.”
“The usage of onions cannot be avoided in some items but there has definitely been a reduction in the percentage of its usage by the low and middle-class eateries,” he further said.
The price rise seem to have affected the small and middle scale restaurants who run on thin margins.
Gunawati, a customer at a local eatery, said that the government should help the farmers and formulate policies which will ensure such situations do not emerge in the future.
“Onions are selling close to Rs 100 per kg in Bengaluru. The government should take note of this and help the farmers at the initial level to ensure such situations never arise in the future,” she was quoted as saying in the media report.