Delhi Heatwaves Melts Besan Laddoos into 'Cake,' Surprises Residents

She shared a photo of what appeared to be a container filled with cake
Another user came in, saying, "That is savage," while a fourth humorously remarked, "This is not Besan ka laddoo; it's Besan ka Cake (Image: X)
Another user came in, saying, "That is savage," while a fourth humorously remarked, "This is not Besan ka laddoo; it's Besan ka Cake (Image: X)

Delhi-NCR is experiencing an intense summer in 2024, with temperatures reaching unprecedented levels. The relentless heat is making it hard for people to venture outdoors, and even the nights offer little relief. This extreme weather has sparked a surge in social media activity, with people sharing their struggles and reactions to the scorching heat.

A homeopathic doctor named Bhumika shared a funny experience of receiving besan laddoos from her mother in her post. She shared a photo of what appeared to be a container filled with cake. Her caption humorously addressed the heat, saying, "Dear, Besan ke laddoo. Welcome to Delhi, ki garmi!" indicating that the round-shaped besan laddoos had melted due to the extreme heat, resulting in a cake-like appearance.

The post quickly gained popularity, amassing over 420,000 views and nearly 9,100 likes. Comments from X users were varied and entertaining. One user joked, "Besan ke laddoo identifying themselves as besan ka halwa," while another expressed surprise, asking, "Seriously, they were laddoos?" The doctor confirmed, "Yes, my mom sent me."

Another user came in, saying, "That is savage," while a fourth humorously remarked, "This is not Besan ka laddoo; it's Besan ka Cake." The post not only highlighted the extreme heat but also brought a light-hearted moment to the online community.

The extraordinary heatwave in Delhi-NCR is more than just discomfort. It has led to frequent power outages, leaving residents frustrated and sweltering. The water crisis and heat-induced illnesses are becoming more severe, painting a grim picture of the situation. People have been sharing their experiences of boiling tap water and failing air conditioners, emphasizing how tough the summer has been.

Food manufacturers and candy stores in the city also reported similar occurrences. Batches of besan laddoos exposed to the harsh summer temperatures have turned into moist and fluffy cakes. Customers have described these unexpected treats as blending traditional flavors with a modern twist.

Food scientists attribute the change to high temperatures, which cause a chemical reaction between the besan (gram flour) in the laddoos and the sugar mixture, resulting in a cake-like texture. Dr. Sharma, a food scientist at the University of Delhi, commented on this, saying, "This is a fascinating example of how environmental conditions can affect food."

Social media is now filled with pictures and videos of these besan cakes, with many residents referring to them as “heat wave treats” or “miracle cakes.” Quickly observing the trend, local bakeries have started selling freshly made besan cakes in addition to their usual food.

(Input from various sources)

(Rehash/ Susmita Bhandary/MSM)

Another user came in, saying, "That is savage," while a fourth humorously remarked, "This is not Besan ka laddoo; it's Besan ka Cake (Image: X)
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