"The filling inside is extremely spicy."
A momo paratha being sold in a shop in India’s famous Chandni Chowk market in Old Delhi has upset netizens.
It comes after Amar Sihori posted a video of the unique dish on his YouTube channel called ‘Foodie Incarnate’.
The food vlogger begins the minute-long video by saying:
“You will have eaten momos, you will have eaten parathas.
“This is a momo paratha and it’s hot selling.”
He then goes on to describe the taste to his hundreds of thousands of viewers:
“The filling inside is the typical carrots, cauliflower and on top of that, there’s momo chutney and momo mayo.
“There are a lot of tastes inside this, there’s a typical paratha, in which there’s no salt in the flour.
“But that’s being made up for by the oil. For how little salt there is, there is extra oil.
“The filling inside is extremely spicy.”
The YouTuber, who has 1.64 million subscribers, then goes on to deliver his final verdict on the momo paratha:
“If I give you my genuine opinion, eat momos for Rs. 30 (£0.30).
“For Rs 40 – 50 (£0.40 – £0.50), eat a great paratha.
“If you want to try something new in the world, then come and try a momo paratha.”
However, viewers were not keen on the combination.
One person commented: “This is just a spring roll being sold as a momo paratha.”
Another person asked: “Where even is the momo in this?”
Someone else added:
“They’re just selling anything these days and the public are still eating it.”
One person wrote: “A paratha made out of paratha would be just fine.”
Momos are a type of steamed dumpling eaten in Nepal, Tibet and the northeast of India.
They are often consumed as street food in these areas and are becoming increasingly popular across the rest of India.
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Meanwhile, paratha is a fried flatbread which is a popular breakfast dish as well as a staple food throughout South Asia.
Sihori also recently tried another extreme delicacy, an Oreo pakora, which caused a similarly negative reaction.
A merchant from Ahmedabad makes the controversial food, and reveals he has been doing so for the past 15 to 20 years.
He tells then tells the food reviewer that plenty of people in the area eat them and they are a favourite among children.
Originally posted on November 4, 2021, the day of Diwali, the video has been seen over 160,000 times.