Living in a foreign country comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. While it provides plenty of opportunities to explore, it’s undeniable that we sometimes feel homesick. In such instances, we often turn to food as a way to feel more at home and comfortable. While it is not difficult to access Indian food these days, the prices can certainly be surprising. Recently, a man found himself in a similar situation when he went out to buy groceries and saw that the price of parwal (pointed gourd) was too high. The exorbitant price of the vegetable prevented him from buying it and left Twitter users amused.
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A Twitter user named @KhandekarOmkar took to the micro-blogging platform to post a picture of vegetables. In the photo, we can see several boxes of vegetables such as tomatoes, okra, bitter gourd, green chillies, and parwal at a market in London. However, the cost of one kilogram of parwal was an astonishing 8.99 pounds, which is approximately Rs 919. “London is nice and all but parwal for Rs 900/kg,” read the caption of the post. Take a look:
Ever since the photo was shared, it has garnered more than 8.9K views. Clearly, the post has caught the attention of internet users, who were surprised by it and expressed their opinions on the steep cost of the parwal vegetable. One person wrote, “And that parwal won’t taste any good.”
Another person commented, “I can feel the pain, need BP tablets after eating such expensive dishes.”
A third person wrote, “I haven’t eaten bhindi in 6 months because of this.”
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Here’s how other people reacted to the post:
It’s what you get for considering eating parwal— Aristhotle 🌈 (@awryaish) April 19, 2023
Main yeh baat jab apni Ammi ko batati hoon tau I make there r people around her, just in case she faints😂😂 lakin 10 saal baad I have accepted these prices. There is no choice. Did you try frozen vegetables by cofresh @CofreshSnacks . They have some good options in Sainsbury’s— Khadeeja Arif (@Khadeejaarif1) April 19, 2023
its a good opportunity to start a business…export it from india— noor ul islam khan (@noor_islam_khan) April 19, 2023
Yep, welcome to London!— Leon Watson (@LeonWatson) April 19, 2023
More surprised at the price on chillies 🙊— Janani Janarthanan (@_janani_jana) April 19, 2023
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