A Man Invented a Pani Puri Vending Machine. Can We Give Him the Nobel Already?

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A Man Invented a Pani Puri Vending Machine. Can We Give Him the Nobel Already?

Illustration: Mitesh Parmar

If there’s a poll on the one street food that’s missed by Indians across the country during the pandemic the answer is likely to be unanimous – pani puri. But now we have a jugaad even for that. Believe it or not, an ATM for pani puri is here.

A man has taken six months to develop a pani puri vending machine while we were making memes on Twitter on how much we miss it. A hero we don’t deserve but desperately need.

In the video, the man gives a parallel of an ATM machine to explain how the machine works. One has to first press “start”, select “cash” and insert a note into the slot to make the payment. In the scenario explained, he inserts a ₹20 note. The machine then starts preparing the chaat and then a puri appears one by one on what looks like a miniature version of a baggage belt at an airport.

The pani puri machine has wowed the internet including this cop. “Now this is real Indian ingenuity!” wrote Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Assam Police, Hardi Singh.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Given the demand for the chaat in India, it could be a Fortune 500 company some day.

Some also asked the all-important question that’s on everyone’s mind: Will it give extra pani and sukha puri? Can we make it thoda teekha?

Yes, even we want this machine.

Because there’s nothing that pani puri can’t fix.

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