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'I'm a tech buff but this left me with mixed feelings': Mahindra on jalebis made using a 3D printer nozzle

Jaya Vishwakarma
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Mahindra on jalebis made using a 3D printer nozzle

Imagine the sweet, swirling delight of jalebis, a traditional Indian sweet, being crafted not by the skilled hands of a chef but by the precise movements of a 3D printer.

This intriguing scene from a video showing a 3D printer nozzle meticulously creating jalebis at a eatery sparked quite the conversation online.

Anand Mahindra, an Indian billionaire with a keen eye for innovation, found himself at the heart of this discussion when he shared the video with his celebrity like following.

Despite his love for all things tech, Mahindra confessed to feeling a tug at his heartstrings for the traditional way of making jalebis.


Many people thought the video was from India, but it was actually from a place called 'Pipal Aur Bata Ki Mashoor Jalebian' in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan. The original video was made by a Pakistani tech vlogger and businessman named Nouman Khalid.

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Mahindra admitted that watching the batter being hand-squeezed into hot oil is, to him, more than just cooking; it's an art form.

"I’m a tech buff. But I confess that seeing jalebis being made using a 3D printer nozzle left me with mixed feelings. They’re my favourite & seeing the batter squeezed out by hand is, to me, an art form. I guess I’m more old-fashioned than I thought?" he wrote in a post on X.

Netizens reactions

The post soon went viral with over 400,000 views and garnering a mix of reactions from netizens. Some liked the innovation, while others expressed their preference for the traditional method.

“Modern problems require modern solutions - Anand Mahindra, sir,” posted an individual.

Another added, “This isn’t even looking good. No to this. Jalebis made by hand are the best.”

“Technology changed the world,” expressed a third.

A fourth commented, “Sir, I absolutely agree. Nothing can replace the art of the hands and the feelings which go into making such delicacies. Hope we don’t lose out on all these in the long run.”