With masks being the new normal, you’ve probably seen various kinds doing the rounds of the internet.
However, these special ones really stand out.
Produced in southern Tamil Nadu, these masks create a real appetite for safety. A restaurant in Madurai is making ‘mask parottas’ in a bid to create awareness about the importance of wearing this safety gear.
‘Temple City’, a chain of restaurants in Madurai, Tamil Nadu came up with the idea and it has been a hit ever since it hit the plate.
Earlier, a plate consisting of 2 'mask parottas' with a little gravy, cost Rs 40 but it has now been hiked to Rs 50 a set.
SEE: 'Temple City' in Madurai serves parottas made in the shape of masks
“Besides spreading the message of safety and much-needed physical distance this helped us because earlier many used to come to our joints without masks but now all come covered to buy mask parottas,” said owner of the hotel chain K L Kumar.
The ingredients are the same -- maida, dalda, yeast, eggs and a little sugar.
The mask parottas have taken social media by storm. “What a way to reach out to people! Foodies, will you ever forget this mask parotta. From Madurai, the land of crispy parottas,” tweeted Sudha Ramen IFS, sharing a picture of this special creation.
“Jokes apart. It’s innovative in spreading awareness. Salute the creativity,” said a Twitter user. “Never had this but yes I am happy this creates awareness for our campaign here, please wear #masks before you wanna eat this masked #Parrotta,” another wrote.
And another wrote, "Now you can wear your mask & eat it too!"