Distinguishable by his green tin boxes with paper cones pouching out from the bins, Rattan Jee Channewala can be spotted easily on Ridge, the Mall sitting comfortably under the shade of an old tree. His bins contain mixtures like wafers, peanuts andchana press. He sells them in creatively prepared cones that one can carry and enjoy while on a stroll. This small stall has been in Shimla for the last three decades now. For local Shimlaites, this stall is no less than an essential landmark of the town, an eating option that stirs up cherished memories.
- In the movie “3 Idiots”, observe the scene where a peanut cone vendor on the Mall in Shimla guides Rancho’s two best friends towards his house.