After Baba Da Dhaba, Kerala’s 80-Year-Old Parvathy Amma Needs Help To Revive Her Food Stall

by Sanjana Shenoy 3200

Over the last few weeks, foodies all across India have slowly united thanks to social media to help their neighbourhood street food stalls. Ever since a video of a distraught, Kanta Prasad, the 80-year-old owner of Delhi’s Baba Da Dhaba appealing for help, went viral, scores of people flocked to help the street vendor revive his stall. Similarly, street food vendors across India have turned to the power of social media to create awareness about their woes due to the pandemic. 80-year-old, Parvathy Amma from Kerala also took to social media to create awareness of her homely dhaba and her famous ₹50 meals. Her cute smile and warmth won the hearts of people across the country. She appeals Keralites to visit her dhaba and gorge on her delicious meals. Read on to know more.

Parvathy Amma From Kerala Appeals People To Visit Her Food Stall

Parvathy Amma own a small dhaba near Meenvellam falls in Palakkad district of Kerala. The over 80-year-old woman serves unlimited homely meals with fish fry for just ₹50. Keralites flock to her dhaba to not only savour her meals but also spend time with the friendly, sweet lady. But the coronavirus pandemic, unfortunately, halted her business. Parvathy Amma’s daily customer footfall dropped drastically and she has been struggling to earn a livelihood lately.

Picture Credits: Twitter\ Aarif Shah

Journalist Aarif Shah visited the restaurant and took her video to create awareness of her issues. He posted the video on Twitter with the caption “This old lady runs a Dhaba in order to feed her family. She doesn’t have customers & struggles to earn. It’s resilient and delicious Parvathyamma’s eatery at Karimba, near Mannarkkad. After Baba ka Dhaba, Keralites turn to help this elderly woman.”

Parvathy Amma’s Video Goes Viral & Wins Hearts

In the video, Parvathy Amma, informs everyone about her meals, the dishes she serves and its prices. She also sweetly exclaims that her loyal customer always prefer to eat the meals cooked by her instead of the staff. Her cute smile, and chirpy attitude has won the hearts of foodies across the nation. And ever since the video was shared on October 11, it garnered over 41,000 views, 1500 reactions and hundreds of comments. Infact, even Bollywood actress, Richa Chadha tweeted  ‘Show up for Parvathyamma! Come on at Karimba ! (sic)’.

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So, netizens, show some love to Parvathy Amma, and all your neighbourhood chaatwalas, chaiwalas and street food vendors. This is the time to go #VocalForLocal! And nothing can replace the taste, love and warmth these streetfood vendors put into their delicious dishes. Meanwhile, go on a virtual tour to Bangalore’s VV Puram food street.