Indians Search How to Make ‘Sambar, Rasam Without Tomato’ as 1 Kg Crosses Rs 140 in TN

Tamil Nadu tomatos. Screenshot shows recipe searches for recipes without tomatoes.

Top searches on google are about tomato on how to make Chutney, Sambar and Rasam without tomatoes.

  • Last Updated:November 24, 2021, 15:45 IST

As continuous heavy downpour hit the southern states of the country during the current November month, resulted disruption in the normal life of the people especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh which were severely affected. In this scenario, the import of tomatoes from Andhra Pradesh has come to a standstill and the price of tomatoes has skyrocketed in several states including Tamil Nadu. Even at Koyambedu market, the main hub of Chennai, people express agony over the price hike of tomatoes which is currently sold for over Rs 150 per kg. Apparently, farmers in Dharmapuri district had dumped nearly one tonne tomatoes on the road alleging that they were getting only Re 1 per kg of their produce when the retail price stands at Rs 4 per kg. This aside, meme creators who have a cool approach to any pain or trial are now disseminating memes about tomato price hike on social media.

Even Google media trends show the top searches to be about the red fruit. Top searches on google about tomato on how to make Chutney, Sambar and Rasam without tomatoes is making netizens ‘lol’. Although it’s a regular occurrence of search by people who are allergic towards tomatoes, it is a timely entertainment for netizens right now. Subsequently, an eatery located in Maduranthakam in Chengalpattu district gave biryani packets in exchange for 1kg tomato following the price hike.

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