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Here are a few tips to make this Ramazan less taxing on your pocket:
Try home-made recipes. Instead of purchasing parathas, samosas and pakoras from your local bakery, opt for homemade food that is hygienic, nutritious and costs significantly less. People lacking in cooking talent – or time – can buy frozen foods, which are substantially cheaper in the long run. An even cheaper option is buying puff pastry for samosas and rolls and making them at home.
Look out for bargain deals. Keep an eye out for bachat bazaars that offer value deals on items such as sugar, besan, cooking oil, masalas and chickpeas. Remember to stock non-perishables, such as pre-packaged juices and milk, flour, imli and vermicelli before Ramazan; this can result in substantial saving. People planning to revamp their houses for Eid should lookout for home stores offering special discounts on furniture and electronic appliances. Continue reading