A Viral Video Shows a Man Cooking Paratha Using Diesel

The circulation of a delicate video on social media shows a shopkeeper in India frying a paratha using diesel. This video has set off concern among viewers, leading to calls for interference from food safety authorities.

The video of a vendor cooking a paratha in diesel instead of the usual ghee, butter, or oil has caused worry among viewers. The risky cooking technique, which has been compared to the flavor of a “kachori,” has sparked widespread concern within the business community.

Social media is flooded with posts from users urging India’s food regulator, the FSSAI, to launch an investigation. The video description highlights the health risks and sarcastically labels it as a “genuine cancer recipe.”

Comments have brought attention to the potential health risks linked to consuming diesel-fried food, causing some social media users to express mild concern and doubt.

Shortly after the ICMR-NIN released new dietary guidelines promoting healthy eating habits, this incident highlighted the importance of proper nutrition in preventing non-communicable diseases, which account for over 56% of health problems in India.

Channi Singh, the owner of the dhaba, denies the allegations and dismisses the claims of serving ‘diesel paratha’ as baseless. He explains that the video depicting the creation of a ‘diesel paratha’ was made as a joke by a blogger.

No one would consume a paratha cooked in diesel, as it defies common sense. I was unaware of the video’s widespread attention until yesterday. The responsible blogger has since taken down the video and apologized. Our dhaba strictly uses edible oil in our cooking process and maintains high standards of food hygiene.

This recent incident serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining a balanced diet. It is important to consume a variety of nutritious foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats, to support a strong immune system, reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and improve overall well-being.

When following popular food trends, it is advisable to exercise caution, and individuals seeking personalized dietary guidance should consult a qualified dietitian or healthcare professional.


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