As soon as the coronavirus pandemic struck, many desi foodies had one question – Ab street food kaise khaye?
Precautionary measures dictated that people needed to stay away from street food made and served with bare hands as it can be a major cause of the spread of the virus. However, we Indians love our chaats and pani-puris and it wasn’t late before someone actually came up with a jugaad!
According to a report by NDTV, an “automatic pani-puri machine” dispensing flavoured water was spotted in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. A video of a pani-puri seller helping his customers use the machine was posted on Twitter by IAS officer Awanish Sharan. Have a look:
तेलीबांधा रायपुर का ऑटोमैटिक पानीपुरी वाला.
ग़ज़ब का जुगाड़.👍👌 pic.twitter.com/rbEIwFe24l
— Awanish Sharan (@AwanishSharan) September 15, 2020
People on the internet cannot wait for such machines to be installed across the country so that they can eat their favourite pani puris again! Many called it the “mother of invention”.
Indians and jugad can't be compare with anywhere or anyone else. This is my hunch that he may be an engineer.
— Akash Navodayan🇮🇳 (@imakashkaushik) September 15, 2020
Necessity is mother of Invention,
similar relation exist in between restriction and Jugaad..
— B Avinash (@BAvinash005) September 15, 2020
Khane k baad khatta paani automatic milega ki pehle jaise mangna padega?
— DairyMilk 😍 (@daiirymiilk) September 15, 2020
Help make such stalls available all across the country. Not only will it bring relief to the Panipuri vendors who are facing a decline in their demands due to #COVIDー19 , it will also help satiate the tummy & tongue of bhookhads like me. 🙈🙏 https://t.co/v9I52JwvzQ
— Queen 🐝_Stings 🇮🇳 (@wakeupbeforend) September 16, 2020
जूगाड बोलके इसकि अहमियत मत घटाईये जनाब… Its invention of India. We are finding a way to servive in this pendamic. This is great idea. https://t.co/pIr3QCMT8S
— Gopal Hatwar (@GopalHatwar5) September 16, 2020
Support. Elevate such people. https://t.co/OznC9Uwvnm
— Anant (@anantmit) September 16, 2020
Sir jugad me ham sab aage he https://t.co/wRFkJsRa1R
— Anil kumar jaiswal (@jaiswalanil09) September 16, 2020
A few months back, a guy from Gujarat invented a pani-puri vending machine which dispensed ready-made phuchkas.
Thank god for such inventions! The foodie in me is waiting to gorge on some tasty pani-puris!