Who doesn’t love a plate of steaming momos? And what if it is made by the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee? After trying her hand at making and serving phuchka, Banerjee took to making momos at a roadside shop in Darjeeling on Thursday.
In a video clip shared by her on social media, Banerjee can be seen interacting with women from self-help groups at the shop as she tries her hand at making the dumplings.
“Today I made momos during my morning walk, in Darjeeling. Elated to share such special moments with my people. Darjeeling will always have my heart and I salute the hard-working people of our Hills who make every visit so memorable,” the chief minister posted on Facebook.
Banerjee, who is on a three-day visit to Darjeeling, had on Tuesday attended the swearing-in ceremony of newly elected members of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).
Shortly after, she was found serving phuchkas to tourists and local residents, including children. Videos of the phuchka moments went viral on social media.
On an earlier visit to Darjeeling, too, Banerjee had prepared momos at a roadside stall in Darjeeling, much to the surprise of locals residents.
In 2019, just before returning to Kolkata from the seaside town of Digha, she had stopped at a tea stall, made fresh tea and served it to local people.