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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee serves ‘pani puri’ to Darjeeling residents

Ms Banerjee had also prepared popular Tibetan food ‘momo’ at a roadside stall in Darjeeling.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, showing her innovative talent for communicating with people, prepared ‘pani puris’ at a roadside stall in Darjeeling on Tuesday and served the snack to children and tourists visiting the hill.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the Trinamool Congress chief was seen stuffing the crispy hollow puris with mashed potatoes and serving them to people after soaking them in tamarind water.

She showed her expertise in making ‘phuchka’, as pani puri is called in West Bengal, by visiting a stall run by women self-help group (SHG) in the ‘Queen of the Hills’.

Sharing the video, the TMC tweeted: “Our Honorable Chair @MamataOfficial visited a food stall operated by SHG, Sunday Haat in Darjeeling. Showing her appreciation for the hard work of women, she joined them in preparing the favorite of the Bengal, Puchkas and also fed the enthusiastic children the delicious snack!” To one of the tourists, Banerjee asked the stall owner to serve him a “phuchka as he is a guest”.

The TMC boss is visiting the hills to take part in the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected members of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration Board on Tuesday. She has another program on Wednesday.

Ms Banerjee had made popular Tibetan food ‘momo’ at a roadside stall in the hills during her previous visit to Darjeeling.

In 2019, while returning to Kolkata from the resort town of Digha, she brewed tea at a stall and served it to people.

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