Momo Mia! After puchkas, Mamata Banerjee makes momos in Darjeeling
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has yet again become the 'talk of the town,' this time for her momo-making skills. In a viral video, she is seen cooking Darjeeling's famous dumplings while on a trip to the city. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief can be seen engaged in a step-by-step process of making the dumplings from scratch at a local stall in the city.
The video, released by the Trinamool Congress (TMC), shows Banerjee sitting in a house with tin sheets. She can be seen rolling the dough, adding the filling, and carefully crimping the edges to shape the dumplings, while chatting with women next to her. The party supremo also released pictures from her visit and said, "Today, I made momos during my morning walk."
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Hon'ble Chairperson @MamataOfficial is seen with the locals of Darjeeling wrapping dumplings.
The heartwarming visuals remind us that our leader is not someone who sits in ivory towers, but who is a part of every family of Bengal. pic.twitter.com/8FdNLhV9at
"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," said CM Banerjee.
This is not the first time Banerjee has tried making the north-eastern delicacy. She was also seen making momos in March, while on a trip to Darjeeling. Earlier this week, Banerjee stopped at a roadside stall and helped locals make pani puri, also known as puchka in the region. She was also seen serving the dish to children and tourists.
The West Bengal CM was on a 3-day visit to Darjeeling to attend a Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) event. She attended the swearing-in ceremony of 45 newly-elected board members on Wednesday. The GTA is a semi-autonomous body that governs the Darjeeling Hills. In its electoral debut, the TMC managed to win five of the 10 seats it contested this year.