Viral ‘Ayurvedic Panipuri’ Fails To Please Health Aficionados

Of all the delicious street foods that India has on offer, panipuri is undoubtedly one of the most favourites. For most die-hard panipuri fans, a street food trail is never complete without relishing some flavourful pani puris. And why not, the joy of gorging on crispy puris filled with a yummy masala served with the tantalising pani is an experience unparalleled. And believe it or not, panipuri lovers will go to any extent to relish the delicious street food in no time. That said, if there’s anything that’s stopping panipuri aficionados from enjoying a plate of panipuri, it’s the growing health concern, meaning people are increasingly reluctant to eat the deep-fried puris along with the spicy masala and pani. Hygiene is also an important factor here. However, a video has been making the rounds on the internet providing solutions to these problems. Guess what? This viral pani puri is said to pack the benefits of Ayurveda and is claimed to be healthy too. Don’t believe us? Take a look yourself:

As seen in this video uploaded by the Instagram food blogger with the username @nagpurchakartik, a vendor in Nashik is seen selling Ayurvedic panipuri. According to the vendor, the pani puri has 42 herbs and spices that are beneficial to health - from pudina and nimbu to hing. When asked by the blogger about what makes the panipuri stand out, the vendor replies that the pani puri has 222 benefits - starting from solving the problem of discolouration of hair to improving liver health. He also explains that the boat-shaped puri doesn’t soak the pani easily unlike normal pani puri. The video has garnered nearly 800k views in just six days.

The comments section of the video is filled with netizens expressing their views on the Ayurvedic panipuri. Most of these netizens have made fun of the vendor’s ‘illogical’ explanations regarding the shape of the puri and the benefits. Here are some of the comments:

“Bhai tumne toh youtubers ke clickbait ko bhi piche chod diya 😂”

“222 zyada nhi ho gaya?😂”

“Ayurvedic ke naam pe kuch b bech do🙌🙌😂😂😂😂😂”

“You missed the physics class bro..😂”

Will you try this Ayurvedic pani puri? If you want to try it, you can visit Zomblastic PaniPuri, Indiranagar, Nashik. Do let us know how you like it.