From nostalgic samosa cravings to inventive culinary adventures, hostel life is a treasure trove of golden memories. Despite the absence of “ghar ka khana,” hostelers revel in their ability to craft delicious meals behind closed doors. Feeling nostalgic? You’re not alone. Many have savored the iconic duo of electric water kettle Maggi and boiled eggs with roommates. But what if I told you that a proper chicken gravy could also be prepared in that humble kettle? Well, that’s the revelation from a viral video circulating the internet, showcasing a group of hostelers in action.
The Instagram video, captioned “Pov: Hostel life,” opens with a girl diligently peeling an onion on a plate, already adorned with garlic cloves, onions, and spinach leaves. After the meticulous chopping, raw chicken pieces find their way into the electric water kettle, followed by water and a medley of chopped vegetables, including potatoes. Spices are generously added, and the concoction is left to boil. While the video doesn’t disclose the exact cooking duration, the final touch involves a sprinkle of fresh coriander. The subsequent frames capture a dozen girls relishing the chicken gravy with plain white rice.
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The comments section erupted with users expressing awe and amusement. Memes flooded the thread as hostelers reminisced about their own culinary experiments with electric kettles. One witty commenter personified the kettle, jesting, “Maa, meri shaktiyon ka galat istemal ho raha hai” (Mom, my powers are being misused). Another shared their struggle with making Maggi, let alone chicken, in the kettle, citing burnt attempts and shocks. Witnessing the unique knife-cutting skills displayed in the video, one user marveled, “Have I been the only one to witness this unique knife-cutting skill for the first time?” Hostelers collectively boasted, “Hostelers can cook any dish in the kettle.”
The viral clip stands as a testament to the resourcefulness and creativity thriving within hostel walls, where mundane appliances transcend their intended use to create culinary marvels.