- Title: Food or mask: Indian restaurant gets creative, sells mask-shaped flatbreads
- Date: 9th July 2020
- Summary: MADURAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA (JULY 09, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) PEOPLE IN MARKET AREA COOK MAKING BALLS OF KNEADED FLOUR VARIOUS OF COOK FLATTENING 'PAROTTA', LAYERED FLATBREAD MAJORLY EATEN IN SOUTHERN INDIA CLOSE OF FLATTENED BREAD COOK SPRINKLING OIL ON PAN VARIOUS OF MASK-SHAPED BREAD BEING COOKED (SOUNDBITE) (Tamil) HOTEL MANAGER, POOVALINGAM, SAYING: "This item is a huge hit among children and we also get online orders for mask-'Parotta' (Indian layered flatbread). The aim behind introducing this is to create awareness among people to wear mask as many people are still reluctant to wear a mask." VARIOUS OF COOKED MASK-SHAPED 'PAROTTA' KEPT ON BANANA LEAF FOR SERVING
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- Keywords: Health India Madurai Parotta Tamil Nadu bread cases coronavirus food lockdown mask restaurant
- Location: MADURAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- City: MADURAI, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Health/Medicine
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- Story Text: The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of hundreds of thousands of people across the world, however, many undeterred with the threats the deadly virus poses, have found a way to explore and express their best creative sides instead.
A restaurant in India's southern Tamil Nadu state has mixed quirk and creativity to serve 'Parotta', a layered flatbread, in the shape of face masks.
Cooks at the restaurant, which is situated in the temple city of Madurai, were seen making bread in the shape of masks and frying them on hot pans.
The layered flatbread is a quintessential part of the staple diet of southern India and is usually accompanied with vegetable or meat dishes.
"The aim behind introducing this is to create awareness among people to wear mask," said the manager of the restaurant on Thursday (July 09).
The mask-shaped 'Parotta' has become a favourite among children as well, who are usually fussy eaters, he added.
With a total of 46,483 active cases and 1,700 deaths, Tamil Nadu is one of the worst-hit states in the country.
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