Corona Pakoda is an image that went viral on social media.


  • Coronavirus has become a global epidemic
  • One user invented a pakoda in the shape of the Coronavirus
  • The picture was widely shared on social media

The global epidemic Coronavirus is spreading at a rapid pace, with countries coming to a standstill to combat it. India has also gone on a complete lockdown till 15th April as a preventive measure to tackle the Coronavirus. Public awareness about maintaining personal hygiene and cleanliness is also being spread during this time. While government and health agencies continue to dispel rumours and myths around the disease, the general public is thriving on jokes and messages around Coronavirus. The jokes continue to go viral on social media platforms and spread a little bit of cheer and respite.

One such picture that has gone viral is that of the ‘Corona Pakoda’. Yes, there is such a dish that has been invented and the picture is being widely circulated on social media such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter. The pakoda balls were shaped like the novel Coronavirus, in a spherical shape with tiny outgrowths coming out of it. Take a look at the picture:

Needless to say, the picture went viral instantaneously on social media. Users reacted to the picture asking if the dish was Chinese, while others still asked for the recipe of the interesting and unique dish. Take a look at some of the reactions:

It was quite a creative approach to the simple Pakoda recipe, which are basically assorted vegetables, deep-fried in a gram flour batter. The shape that the Pakodas took was exactly like the Coronavirus, which made it relevant to the ongoing crisis.

What did you think about the Corona Pakoda? Would you try it at home? Tell us in the comments below!

About Aditi AhujaAditi loves talking to and meeting like-minded foodies (especially the kind who like veg momos). Plus points if you get her bad jokes and sitcom references, or if you recommend a new place to eat at.

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