efe-epaBy Azad Majumder. Dhaka

Bangladeshi housewife Tarannum Sobnom cut the amount of onions consumed by her family by half last month as the price of the essential vegetable tripled in early October.

The South Asian nation has been hit by a mini crisis since last month as prices of one of the key ingredients of local cuisine spiked after India imposed a ban on onion exports in late September, citing a supply shortage.