Chefs of the Village Cooking Channel (VCC), a hugely popular YouTube venture run by a group of farmers from Chinna Veeramangalam in Pudukottai district, were in for a surprise when they were invited to share a cookout session with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during his recent election campaign visit to Karur district.
In the video, presented in the usual boisterous style with the chefs announcing the ingredients as they added them into the pot, Rahul Gandhi is seen the following suit and expanding his Tamil vocabulary by adding vengayam (onion), thayir (yoghurt), and kallu uppu (rock salt) to a vessel. “I like to cook too,” he tells the chefs, joshing them as they posed for photos.
Rahul Gandhi was accompanied by S. Jothimani, Congress MP from Karur, who also helped with the translation. As is the channel’s practice, the dish of the day was served to residents of an old age home near Karur at the end of the cookout session. Rahul Gandhi signed off with his verdict on the mushroom biryani: Romba nalla irukku (It’s very good).
Checkout the video here: