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Chandigarh dhaba faces backlash as video of 'diesel' paratha sparks outrage, demands for food regulatory action grow

"Are street foods in India exempt from any kind of food safety regulations?" questioned an X user in a video that showed paratha being prepared with "diesel."

Written by  Annesha Barua -- May 15th 2024 01:49 PM
Chandigarh dhaba faces backlash as video of 'diesel' paratha sparks outrage, demands for food regulatory action grow

Chandigarh dhaba faces backlash as video of 'diesel' paratha sparks outrage, demands for food regulatory action grow

PTC News Desk: Many enjoy to eat parathas for breakfast, lunch, and perhaps even dinner. They are thought of as an essential ingredient in Indian cuisine. This is a really simple and delicious dish that is typically made with butter or ghee. People were surprised to find someone in a Chandigarh dhaba preparing parathas with "diesel."

X user @nebula_world posted a video that demonstrates how to make this paratha. The cook in the video, Bablu, answers a question about what he is preparing by answering, "Diesel" paratha.


Before stuffing the dough with the potato mixture, Bablu rolls out the dough. He bakes it in a pan after that. Subsequently, he douses the paratha in an absurd amount of oil while claiming that it is "diesel."


On May 12, this post was shared. It has received almost four lakh likes since it was uploaded, and the count keeps rising. There are a ton of comments and more than 1,100 likes on the share.


These are people's responses to it:

"He's going to buy Ferrari soon, and his customer is going to sell their house and cars soon to pay for their cancer treatment," someone wrote.

"Aren't there any kind of Food Safety Regulations for street foods in India?" said the second person.

"It's not gasoline or diesel, but whatever it is, it's definitely not fit for human consumption," a third person said.

"While some people might not know, certain businesses gather used oil from restaurants and use it to make fuel and lubricants. One fourth said, "The higher the tan, the higher the carbon content."

"Avoid eating outside. One fifth said, "If you can't resist, then limit your dining to upscale establishments.

How do you feel about this "diesel" paratha? Would something similar ever come up in your life?"

A Food Blogger Issues An Apology Regarding "Diesel Parathas"

The food blogger who produced the video, Amanpreet Singh, issued an apology on Tuesday, stating that he "deeply regretted" the nature of his most recent production.

Mr. Singh, also known as "oyefoodiesingh" on Instagram, said that regular oil rather than diesel was used to fry the paranthas.


"I sincerely offer my deepest apologies to the renowned Chandigarh Administration, the kind people of Chandigarh, and all of India. He posted a video of himself standing next to the restaurant's owner and stated, "I sincerely regret the content of my recent video and acknowledge the distress it may have caused."

"I sincerely apologize for any offense caused. It would mean a lot to me if you could forgive and understand," he said.

- With inputs from agencies

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