Watch: This snack made in sand is a rare street food of Uttar Pradesh – Times of India


In India, we use every element of nature in cooking. While mud is used to make ‘Chulha’, and wood is used to light fire, similarly sand is used as a cooking medium in place of oil. Are you surprised? Well, let us tell you that from grams to peanuts, people in India cook many fiber-rich snack items in sand and the smokey flavour adds to the taste of the dish.

While people in Northern India use sand as a medium only for peanut, grams, puffed rice, and flattened rice, in a recent viral food video from Uttar Pradesh we got to know that they even cook aloo (potato) in it. Yes, you read that right!

In a viral video posted by food blogger Amar Sirohi, who runs foodie_incarnate Instagram handle, there is a street-food vendor in Uttar Pradesh who sells sand sautéed potatoes.

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He calls the snack dish, ‘Bhuna Aloo’ and has been selling it on a small cartwheel in Bhola Bazaar in Mainpuri for the last 7 years.

As per the video, he throws in a huge chunk of potatoes as it is in the wok full of sand, cooks them for about 20 minutes, and serves it hot with chutney made of coriander, tomatoes, ginger, and garlic. He also sprinkles a special masala.

The interesting street food video has garnered more than 1,374, 654 views on Instagram and 200K likes on Facebook.

With zero oil and spices on point, this simple and easy snack worth Rs 25 is surely worth a try. What do you have to say? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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