85-year-old takes internet by storm with her culinary skills

The cooking videos on Dadi Ki Rasoi are a mere 90 seconds long. Photo: @dadikirasoi01/Instagram

Most of us are fans of the food prepared by our grandmoms for they are often better cooks than our parents. What if these grannies share their timeless recipes via YouTube channels? They can be an amazing repository of time-tested and forgotten recipes as well. This is also a reason why many YouTube cooking channels run by elderly people are hits. Recently, an 85-year-old food enthusiast named Vijay Nischal became a social media sensation garnering a substantial following by sharing cooking videos on her YouTube channel named 'Dadi Ki Rasoi'.

A common complaint against YouTube channels is about their tedious length, but Vijay Nischal’s videos stand out by being short and concise. The cooking videos on Dadi Ki Rasoi are a mere 90 seconds long. Grandma’s videos, featuring easy-to-make recipes and engaging footnotes, went viral in no time. Each of the videos emphatically proves that age is just a number.

Vijay Nischal says that she learned her initial cooking lessons from her father and commenced her YouTube journey at the age of 85, following her grandson’s advice. She has garnered over eight lakh followers on Instagram. One video, showing the grandma making an egg-free cake to the tune of Drake's song, drew widespread appreciation. The video, shared on social media on November 17, gained 1.1 million views within a few days, accompanied by numerous comments. Many expressed admiration for the grandma, stating that she outsmarted the current younger generation, while some shared their love for her.

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