Kothu parotta, kaima parotta, veechu parotta, chilly parotta and now it’s parotta “mask”, designed after the basic precautionary face covering, it’s the talk of the city
The ubiquitous parotta may have taken different avatars to satiate many taste buds, but Madurai’s lavish bite of a “master” mask variant has garnered attention as it is in tune with the modern era of Madurai. the pandemic.
Kothu parotta, kaima parotta, veechu parotta, chilly parotta and now it’s the parotta “mask”, designed after the basic precautionary face covering, it’s the talk of the city.
A city-based parotta master, as the chef is called, is attempting his small but important role of raising awareness of wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and distributing mask-shaped parotta to get the message across.
KL Kumar wants to highlight the key anti-coronavirus precaution and has made its customers the target audience.
“I made parottas in the shape of masks and people who come to my restaurant get the message when they see them,” he said.
With the government only allowing take-out, Kumar shows the parottas in the shape of a mask to his customers before packing them.
He says his goal is to make people aware of the importance of the mask in this city where the pandemic has spread rapidly in recent days.
“I use it in veechu parottas. (One, which is done by rolling the dough into a thin circular shape, then folding it in layers with air pockets),” he says proudly showing off his parotta mask.
Madurai has seen a surge in the number of infections in recent days, with a total of 5,299 cases as of Thursday, with 95 deaths.
The state government has imposed a total shutdown in Madurai and neighboring towns until July 12 to curb the spread of the pandemic.