The pandemic has accelerated the rapid expansion of technology and the digital world. Its presence can also be felt in the world of food. From automated robotic servers to self-ordering kiosks, restaurants have seen a lot of innovation in the post-pandemic era. Given the pace at which technology advances, it’s no wonder we’re getting closer to having robot chefs in our kitchens. A recent innovation in this context was found on social media. In Bengaluru I came across an interesting idli he machine which is used to serve fresh idli 24/7. A video of this idli vending machine surfaced on Twitter and surprised foodies.
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The video was shared on Twitter by user @padhucfp and appears to have been shot by Bangalore-based food blogger Simran Balar Jain. “Bangalore Idli ATM,” he shared in the caption, the clip has over 230,000 views of his. Since it was shared, it has received 5.7k likes and thousands of comments, and the number is growing all the time.
In a video, the blogger explained how a Bengaluru restaurant serves fresh and hot idli in a machine. The idli vending machine menu had idris, vada and even podi idli. In just a few minutes the idli was prepared, packed in recyclable packaging and served with chutney from another small machine on the side.
Foodies on Twitter were surprised to see an interesting innovation in the idli vending machine. Some thought that this was a good technique and that everyone could have food for her 24 hours a day. “Put these in public places where people need food the most, for free,” one user commented. Some others felt that innovation was unnecessary and that their time and money could be used more productively. Are you going to an idlis vending machine?” asked one user.
Let’s see the reaction:
A solution to a problem that doesn’t exist😅— Suhas Badhe (@suhasbadhe) October 13, 2022
You don’t need this… you can get a man a job without this machine — Matt Murdock (@mattmurock123) October 13, 2022
Nice idea…a much needed one..especially in the north where street vendors don’t know how to make good idli.— So Called Dentist🌈 (@dentist_so) October 13, 2022
Should I pay for extra chutney?— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) October 14, 2022
From this, I hear people in Delhi demanding Choley Bhatures.— Ankita Saxena (@Ankita_2501) October 13, 2022
This is outdated. I am downloading Idlis from the net. — Vishnu 📉📈 (@VishnuFNO) October 13, 2022
(Read also: Moms buy vending machines for kids binge eating in lockdown)
This isn’t the only food vending machine we’ve seen. Recently, hamburger vending machines have also been launched in the state of New Jersey in the United States. The idea was to provide contactless hot meals anytime, anywhere. Click here for more information on this story.
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