Street food occupies a special place in every foodie’s heart. Whether we savour the classic golgappe or a scrumptious plate of chhole bhature, there is no resisting the yummy food prepared by street-style eateries. Many of these eateries have also come under the lens of hygiene concerns. Recently, an internet user named Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) shared a video of a street food vendor in India preparing what seemed to be a giant parotta. The unhygienic making video left internet users fuming. Take a look:
How Indian street food is prepared.
Would you eat it? pic.twitter.com/WNECVD7CCH
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 16, 2023
“How Indian street food is prepared. Would you eat it,” questioned the user in the caption. The clip was originally from an account on X called ‘Catch Up’. Since the time it was posted, it has received over 19.4 million views and 6.5k likes.
In the video, we could see the making of the giant parotta. First, the dough is kneaded with hands. Then, it is allowed to rest for some time before being portioned out into separate portions. A few more layers are created and then the dough is again spread out by hand. A giant griddle is used to deep fry the parotta in small sections.
Users on X remained divided about the street food video. Some people said that preparing this parotta on such a large scale was quite rare and usually these dishes were made in smaller versions. Several others said that as long as he had washed his hands, it was right.
A restaurant in the US. See how absurd it is to generalise? pic.twitter.com/HN753Va8w0
— Cavit Erginsoy (@caviterginsoy) September 16, 2023
I was thinking I might have to risk it til.. pic.twitter.com/Ggg0mowrjy
— 🏄🏽 pihana808.eth BTFD (@Pihana808) September 16, 2023
It’s their culture and they are fine, so what.
Do you ever get tired of bating for hate? It’s literally all you ever do. Try a new yarn for once.
— Mike Morton (@TheMikeMorton) September 16, 2023
Omg a baker using his hands!!!
Yes I’d eat it… several billion people a day eat it
— James (@TheN1James) September 17, 2023
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