Submitted by Subeditor on Sat, 2016-01-23 22:06 Bengaluru: Residents in the city spent their weekend feasting on mouth-watering delicacies at the three-day long Ruchi Sante which began on Friday.Organised by the Maratha Bhavan, the Sante saw huge crowds for the second day in succession, with those living in and around Basavanagudi savouring the vegetarian delights prepared by home-makers.Items such as puliyogare, dosa, bangarpet chats, salem nippat, Mysore pak, obbattu, shavige, appam, masala papads, homemade cakes, pizza, vada, sorekai thali, mandakki oggarane, varieties of Karnataka bajji and other rice items saw huge demand from customers.Radhika, home maker from Chamarajpet, who was seen selling Bangarpet vada and Salem nippat, said she had served over 2,000 customers. “I am delighted as my recipe is in demand. Now I am thinking of starting a food joint,” she said.The taste of homemade regional delicacies lured many, including Nagesh, an entrepreneur, who came to visit the Sante with his family. “Even though we prepare most of the delicacies at home, we do not get the same taste. Here most of the home makers are serving homemade food which is tasty as well as hygienic,” he said.Suman Jaishankar, resident of Byatarayanapura who was seen selling bakery items, was overjoyed at the reception her food items received. “I never thought that I would sell such a huge quantity of bakery items. Now I have realised that people like homemade food,” said Sumana.Like Suman, Latha of Chikamavalli and her seven cousins, who came up with a food stall named “Ammana Kai Ruchi’, notched up a bumper response to their stall, serving over 3,000 people in two days.Nishchal Jain, who came along with her colleagues, said the Sante offered them a chance to taste something different. “Every day, we eat food at hotels. Today it is different, as many home makers are serving fresh and homely food,” she said.