Watch video: Rahul Gandhi enjoys mushroom biryani with villagers in Tamil Nadu
The five men were ecstatic on learning that Rahul Gandhi is interested to learn about their cooking and also chip in to make the raita accompaniment
A video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi enjoying a 'kalaan biryani'(mushroom biryani) and an onion side dish he made, with some villagers in Tamil Nadu is making buzz on social media.
The video, uploaded by 'Village Cooking Channel' on YouTube, showing the Congress MP sharing the meal, besides preparing onion raitha, the Tamil Nadu side dish, collected over 31.24 lakh views on the social media platform.
On Friday, the channel uploaded a 14-minute video that showcased the preparation of a mushroom biryani. Comprising an experienced old man and four more young men, the culinary squad, donning traditional vesti (lungi) chose a bright open area to whip up the delicacy.
Once they completed the final step and left the succulent biryani to simmer, Rahul Gandhi was seen in a blue t-shirt entering into the area, accompanied by an interpreter.
"Welcome to Tamil Nadu," said the cooks, inviting Gandhi. "I wanted to come from the beginning but I didn't have time. So I have come now, show me what you are doing," said Gandhi.
The five men were ecstatic on learning that Gandhi is interested to learn about their cooking and also chip in to make the raita accompaniment.
"Can I also help mixing," he asked, even as the men apprise him of the Tamil names of the ingredients and tell him the procedure.
Emulating the old cook's style of shouting out ingredients before mixing, Gandhi followed the suit, dumping an earthen pot full of curd into a vessel containing chopped onions. Later, former Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, also joined the group as they wait for the feast.
Gandhi wished if he could tell his United States' friend Sam Pitroda to look for opportunities, including suggesting them to showcase their wares in other Indian state as well.
(With inputs from IANS)