Viral video | UP street vendor roasts potatoes in sand
New Delhi: A food blogger, Amar Sirohi (Foodie_incarnate) shared a video of a street vendor cooking potatoes in sand, and the video gained lots of views.
Indian cuisine is a beautiful combination of multiple cultures in India. Different in taste and techniques and it’s almost impossible to try out or know about every unique dish in the vast country.
Amar Sirohi, who is a food blogger, travelled to Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri from Delhi to try out a special street food, the roasted aloo, which is only available at the time of Holi festival.
What makes that street food special is the fact that the vendor selling roasted potatoes used just sand to cook the potatoes!
The video shared by the food blogger is widely shared online and it has gained 1,142,641 views so far. It shows the vendor tossing and cooking the potatoes in a big pot (kadai) filled with sand. It takes around 20 minutes for the potatoes to get cooked.
The blogger talked in video how the process as the flame from the oven keeps blowing outside and the vendor is seen moving the kadai continuously.
After some time, when it’s ready, the vendor is seen removing the potatoes with his bare hands. He expertly removes the skin of the roasted potatoes by just shaking it in a cane basket.
The roasted potatoes are served with amul butter, masala and coriander chutney. The mouth-watering snack is available for just Rs 20 per plate (around 200 gm).
In case anyone wants to visit they can visit his stall near a street in Gola Bazaar, Mainpuri, Uttar Pardesh.