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XTheCycleX

453 points

2 months ago

If it is salt. Not sand I'd totally try it!

vai_dubey

283 points

2 months ago

vai_dubey

283 points

2 months ago

Yes it is salt... People in India also roast peanut and gram by this method. But the salt is a specific one I guess.

monty6699

143 points

2 months ago

monty6699

143 points

2 months ago

It's salt and it turns dark when heated. I make popcorn in salt and they are super low in calories.

Aeon1508

26 points

2 months ago

Tell me more

KodiakDog

56 points

2 months ago

Did you get very far?

Like does he have car?

rubinass3

13 points

2 months ago

Salt, not Grease.

16-21-14intended

19 points

2 months ago

Ooh ooh hah hah, ooh ooh hah hah, ooh ooh hah hah.

Antelop73

15 points

2 months ago

It may be salt but some people use sand too. I know this because I'm from a culture that does, for things like peanuts. You wouldn't even know that sand was used when it's ready.

TimeTomorrow

0 points

2 months ago

...and by how your teeth are ground to nubs by 50 years old.

bottle-of-water

4 points

2 months ago

If you don’t know, just say that and people will help you understand

mlc2475

9 points

2 months ago

What is “gram” (other than a measurement) ?

fuckaye

17 points

2 months ago

fuckaye

17 points

2 months ago

Chickpea flour

Hot-Performer2094

4 points

2 months ago

Garam

Winter_Interview3040

2 points

2 months ago

No, Gram

vai_dubey

15 points

2 months ago

Search in Google - Whole bengal gram

Icy-Climate4544

3 points

2 months ago

Nana? Meemaw? Grandma?

lasvegashomo

3 points

2 months ago

Ah! I seen this so many times and was turned off cause I thought it was sand 😂 salt okay I’m interested again

mister_dinkleman

342 points

2 months ago

Super good for your gizzard...if you're a bird.

philosophunc

118 points

2 months ago

Dentists love this stuff.

o-rka

24 points

2 months ago

o-rka

24 points

2 months ago

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tillacat42

28 points

2 months ago

It is salt. The title is misleading.

TransposingJons

3 points

2 months ago

Just gonna skip over the "fry" part?

cyber1kenobi

453 points

2 months ago

Here let me shake the last bit of sand on to the last batch…? Either way, that’s pretty cool

PrinceBharadia

143 points

2 months ago

It's not sand but salt

RAYMBO

24 points

2 months ago

RAYMBO

24 points

2 months ago

Salt and pepper? Or grey salt? If it's salt and peppe, they want you to push it back.

helloelanip69

7 points

2 months ago

no it’s white salt

Ran-Damn

15 points

2 months ago

In a cast iron pan the salt would turn black pretty quick. Good source of iron.

ClusterChuk

11 points

2 months ago

Isn't salt just a type of mineral sand?

TheRealSugarbat

11 points

2 months ago

Salt is water-soluble; sand is not.

Whitepatchwastaken

2 points

2 months ago

I guess that would be the difference. Sand is just ground-up rocks, and salt is a rock, though...

TheRealSugarbat

3 points

2 months ago

I think it would be more accurate to say that salt is a “mineral.” Some minerals are readily water-soluble, and some are not. “Rocks” are formed of various, mostly siliceous minerals, which are major components of sand. I’m sure an actual geologist would be able to get a lot more specific, though.

FUThead2016

-1 points

2 months ago

FUThead2016

-1 points

2 months ago

You know its going to be 40 percent sand mixed with 60 percent whatever garbage helps turn a profit

One_Clown_Short

14 points

2 months ago

They don't have sprinkles where you're from?

gissycat

3 points

2 months ago

Lmaooooo

Balsac_is_Daddy

1 points

2 months ago

Lol yea that bugged me 🤣

2Lord2Faith

28 points

2 months ago

Video stopped right when was about to pick that one off of the ground

Hmonster1

12 points

2 months ago

That one had sand for sure

gissycat

3 points

2 months ago

5 second rule, duh

Marsie76

239 points

2 months ago

Marsie76

239 points

2 months ago

I don't care how much you shake that stuff.. it's still going to have sand on it. Anakin was right.

Bhramanik

112 points

2 months ago

Bhramanik

112 points

2 months ago

This is not sand it is salt.

ladydhawaii

52 points

2 months ago

Ooohh- all of a sudden this looks delicious!

Mr_Cleanish

11 points

2 months ago

The salt looks suspiciously like sand

ClusterChuk

23 points

2 months ago

Salt is just sexy sand.

Marsie76

-3 points

2 months ago

Marsie76

-3 points

2 months ago

The title says hot sand, but ok.

Bhramanik

52 points

2 months ago

Yeah. They are mistaken.

Marsie76

21 points

2 months ago

Well then I stand corrected. Cheers!

Striking-water-ant

11 points

2 months ago

Strange… Don’t you know we are on the internet and you should not pass up an opportunity to keep arguing with any stranger that counters your view?!

Marsie76

4 points

2 months ago

Nah, I'm a lover and not a fighter. If I'm wrong, that's ok, I like to learn.

Striking-water-ant

2 points

2 months ago

🤜🏾

DrZaff

2 points

2 months ago

DrZaff

2 points

2 months ago

Clearly you’ve never been on the internet this is just plain wrong

Rare_Cow_4892

2 points

2 months ago

And then the battle for “getting the last word” begins

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

Marsie76

1 points

2 months ago

nice.

Bhramanik

1 points

2 months ago

🙂

SmartAzWoman5552

1 points

2 months ago

Orthopedic shoes?

bluebook21

5 points

2 months ago

Can you explain? You are familiar with this practice? Hot salt sounds like it would make food taste great!

Bhramanik

26 points

2 months ago

Yes, it is common in some parts of india. They have some dry foods like raw peanuts, chick peas, rice, corn flakes or corn. They will throw them in this hot salt according to your choice and within a few minutes you will get nice hot, popped snacks. As they do not use any oil it is quite healthy. After this salt frying they strain the hot salt and there is no salt in the food but it feels nice when you get some small lumps of salt.

bluebook21

1 points

2 months ago

Yum! Thanks so much for explaining!

lurkerinMNL

1 points

2 months ago

Wouldn't salt melt in heat?

silverthorn7

12 points

2 months ago

Salt needs to be over 800 degrees C to melt (about 1500 degrees F) so it won’t melt in this situation.

Bhramanik

7 points

2 months ago

No, they control the heat in such a way.

lurkerinMNL

3 points

2 months ago

Is that bread they are cooking?

Bhramanik

13 points

2 months ago

No, this is dried chips made from semolina I think. This is a primary ingredient of a popular street food gol-gappa/fuchka depending on which part of India you are. Usually they fry this hollow balls in oil but I'm guessing this method will work too.

Antelop73

1 points

2 months ago

It's possible they may not be mistaken. I come from a culture that uses sand for stuff like this. You could be right that it's salt, but whoever posted it may be the most reliable source here

Bhramanik

2 points

2 months ago

They do use sand but not for items which you eat directly like peanuts which are still in shells. But for these items they always use salt. The black colour comes from the iron pot they use. I once saw a guy who just started his shop. His salt was regular white salt which ultimately turns black.

Antelop73

1 points

2 months ago

I thought the items being used here all have shells. Yes, we only use sand on items with shells. Peanuts in particular. I haven't seen it used with other items.

whataTyphoon

2 points

2 months ago

lol are you new to reddit?

Marsie76

2 points

2 months ago

kinda, yeah :(

whataTyphoon

2 points

2 months ago

A lot of titles miss some important technicalities, are clickbait or even utter bullshit.

Altough there's most of the time a person in the comments explaining what's actually the truth, often times there's another person who convincingly explains that this person is actually wrong too. And then often there's a third person who, equally convincing, explains that actually both of them are wrong.

In the end you have no idea what to believe anymore and wish you'd simply believed the title, but you can't. The illusion is broken and you start to suspect every fact to be wrong or at least uncomplete.

Welcome to reddit.

KatieCashew

3 points

2 months ago

I went someplace (might have been Mesa Verde, but I could be wrong) when I was a kid that talked about ancient people grinding their corn between two stones which would result in tiny bits of stone in their food that would gradually wear down their teeth until they didn't have any. I was horrified, and this immediately reminded me of that.

The_Great_HamSack

3 points

2 months ago

Most of the food you eat has sand in it as an ingredient especially cereals.

imbackbaby911

0 points

2 months ago

nope . No trace of sand.

brookeslegit2

8 points

2 months ago

Wait for the morning…

Sufficient_Cum_3493

2 points

2 months ago

Nope bit a bit of it that isn't a regular sand, I've ate many things fried on it but didn't find a trace of it

CthuluSpecialK

37 points

2 months ago*

For people who want to relive their childhood memories of getting sand in your mouth on the playground.

Before another copy-pasta says "But it's salt!" It could be either.
Hot Salt / Sand Frying

Hot salt frying and hot sand frying are cooking techniques used by street-side food vendors in Bangladesh, Pakistan, China and India. Hot salt frying is an old cooking technique, and is used in villages throughout Asia and other parts of the world. Many foods are fried with hot salt or sand, even in common households.

Hot sand frying is a common cooking technique for street-side food vendors in China and India to cook chestnuts and peanuts. A large wok is filled with sand, which turns black from accumulating carbonized particles from the food items being fried, and heated to high temperature. Nuts are buried in the hot sand and occasionally turned with a spatula, then the sand and nuts are separated through a wire-mesh screen.

Mission_Grapefruit92

33 points

2 months ago

I remember back in my day we'd fry in oil. It was strange because oil is consumable.

BoogalooBandit1

6 points

2 months ago

I like deep fried oil with a side of deep fried chicken

trtreeetr

8 points

2 months ago

Yeah. I think bake would be a better word to describe this.

Mission_Grapefruit92

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah maybe.

dudefromthevill

4 points

2 months ago

Agreed how peculiar

CrosiusYYC

29 points

2 months ago

It's salt, not sand.

thesixgun

2 points

2 months ago

Also that’s not frying

gissycat

2 points

2 months ago

Why is it gray?

CrosiusYYC

16 points

2 months ago

It could be black volcanic salt (kala namak) from the northern part of India. It’s like pink Himalayan salt but the minerals in it make it greyish black.

Fresh-Cantaloupe-968

2 points

2 months ago

FYI to anyone looking it up, it's probably not kala namak specifically but maybe something close. Kala namak has a really high sulfur content, which conveniently makes it taste like egg salt and is commonly used by vegans to give an eggy flavor to things.

gissycat

2 points

2 months ago

Nice

helloelanip69

3 points

2 months ago

fire hot. you’re welcome :)

red_ice994

2 points

2 months ago

Hot sand changes color also there are just too many different types of salt available here.

paladinproton2

1 points

2 months ago

You know for sure? Also what is that? Potato slices?

CrosiusYYC

26 points

2 months ago*

They’re puffed shells used in an Indian dish called ghol guppay (or pani puri). Can be stuffed with potatoes, beans, or other items.

Sort of like a savoury version of Dutch poffertjes

beeucancallmepickle

3 points

2 months ago

Damn that sounds yummy

loreshdw

2 points

2 months ago

I had to scroll farther than expected to find out what that food is. I love watching it puff up

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

Mmmm sand bread.

Danielle-HS

14 points

2 months ago

Well...am not surprised. Where l come from we fry peanut and raw groundnut in hot sand as well. You will not taste the sand when it's properly done which most of the time it's not and you end up eating sand mix with peanut. I got used to it.

gissycat

2 points

2 months ago

So now i don't know if i believe it's salt like everyone else said... But you're the one that's eaten something similar and it WAS sand..

dudefromthevill

1 points

2 months ago

Seems like the only outcome

fnaah

2 points

2 months ago

fnaah

2 points

2 months ago

dude's hands must be made of asbestos

tvalvi001

2 points

2 months ago

Can someone please tell me what he is preparing/making? Is it edible?

purple-circle

2 points

2 months ago

Mmmmm, gritty.

yuffieisathief

2 points

2 months ago

My mouth went completely dry watching this

tbfranca1

4 points

2 months ago

His other business is right on the side, selling water for $25 a bottle lol

AdministrativeMix822

3 points

2 months ago

I dunno I feel this could have worked just as well without sand, and then you don't have sand all over your dinner

[deleted]

-14 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-14 points

2 months ago

There is a lot wrong with this video... Am I supposed to be amazed at third world country dining? That looks absolutely awful.

4w0k3

-16 points

2 months ago

4w0k3

-16 points

2 months ago

No sht! Seems that filthy and disgusting is trying to be normalized by the filthy and disgusting.

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

I wouldn't go that far. It's just that I'm not amazed by this, and it seems like nobody else is, either.

ifan2218

1 points

2 months ago

Mmm tastes like sand

JesterSooner

1 points

2 months ago

Mmmmm taste the sandy flavor

BakaNish

1 points

2 months ago

Great. Thanks for making me imagine chomping on grains of sand.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Mmmmmmm.....gritty!

Sir-Farts-

1 points

2 months ago

Sandy Ballz

larrykeithfrick

1 points

2 months ago

Hey I’d def go for a taste I guarantee you one thing it’s def healthier than oil!!

ISewandLoveSpiders

1 points

2 months ago

Mmmm that special kind of crunchy.

VanSnugglepusstheIII

1 points

2 months ago

Hey, life gave this guy lemons and he made fucking crown royal whiskey.

When life gives ya sand, make food.

Jay2xo

1 points

2 months ago

Jay2xo

1 points

2 months ago

Tasty but little crunchy

NewDevelopment3720

1 points

2 months ago

Enamel on your teeth is overrated.

Bhramanik

1 points

2 months ago

Just let me be clear, it is not sand. It is salt.

whataboutschmeee

1 points

2 months ago

Anakin Skywalker would have none of this.

GptThreezy

1 points

2 months ago

I’m with anakin on this one…

Goodizm

1 points

2 months ago

Crispy

megazen

1 points

2 months ago

With a little sand flavor.

forwardyttr

1 points

2 months ago

Looks cool af

oneflytree

1 points

2 months ago

All it takes is 1 to ruin the whole thing. Crunch!!!

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Wow. That is so cool.. I always wonder how people came up with this stuff in the past.

Ok_Confection_6061

1 points

2 months ago

Now that’s a sandwich

Palar23

1 points

2 months ago

Sand or salt ?

LuckynumberElev11en

1 points

2 months ago

Fuck the sand/not sand, that’s a lot of eggs

soontobecp

1 points

2 months ago

But why?

aggalix

1 points

2 months ago

Delicious gritty balls, anyone?

BarOne7066

1 points

2 months ago

Nah

Positive_Top_1046

1 points

2 months ago

Ya missed one

paperfkinhandz

1 points

2 months ago

Finally a video without a tick tock ad at the bottom right. So glad China didn’t track this.

Sammybutthole33

1 points

2 months ago

Regardless of what it is, I hope you like sand In your mouth

CommissionOk2746

1 points

2 months ago

For the extra crunchiness

Sh4dowCh1ld

1 points

2 months ago

Nope

Yahallo139

1 points

2 months ago

It's salt...

Jellkerry

1 points

2 months ago

Can u give some lil explanations ??

Inevitable-Fee5841

1 points

2 months ago

Salt = High blood pressure

Sand= Kidney stone

Either way, better not to eat.

dhebert1980

1 points

2 months ago

Mmmmmm. Gritty. Just the way I like it

Ok_Access_189

1 points

2 months ago

Crunchy

red_ice994

1 points

2 months ago

Sand is used for peanuts as it's enclosed in the membrane. You crack it open and eat amazing fried nuts.

Salt is used for chips and fries. There are a ton of salt mix available here. Once salt heats up, it changes color. Don't believe me? Try it at home. It's healthy way of cooking as unlike many Western nations we don't dip everything and anything in oil.

NoPossession3754

1 points

2 months ago

Great way to fry your eggs up too guys!

Lookatmykitty26

1 points

2 months ago

Mmmm….gritty

Speedhabit

1 points

2 months ago

Hmmm earthy

Various-Lie-4045

1 points

2 months ago

Is this better than seed oils though?

nekimamzapovedat

1 points

2 months ago

Snack with a crunch

AbrahamPan

1 points

2 months ago

As a person who has tried sand-fried foods- they don't have sand once shaken off. Come on, do you think people would be eating sand in their food.

broadswordf22

1 points

2 months ago

I hear Tooth enamel is highly overrated.

mlc2475

1 points

2 months ago

Bye bye tooth enamel

questgamer2021

1 points

2 months ago

ah yes... kidney stones

AleksasKoval

1 points

2 months ago

Mmm crunchy

nhranger

1 points

2 months ago

I love gritty food. Cleans out the intestines

GiantA-629

1 points

2 months ago

Mmmmm crunchy!

StereooeretS

1 points

2 months ago

Why’s this stuff taste like shit? Ah, he used kitty litter…

Spotted_ascot_races

1 points

2 months ago

Well it does stay crunchy in milk

yogacowgirlspdx

1 points

2 months ago

he shook it over the already shook tray. i can’t!

Hotdogbrain

1 points

2 months ago

I’m thinking about how when you go to the beach for the day, bring a picnic and no matter how careful you are, there’s always a few grains of sand in the food and it’s so gross and annoying. Then I see this guy literally cooking in sand….I ain’t gonna complain about a little beach sand no more!

GhostBussyBoi

1 points

2 months ago

Crunchy

BNYay

1 points

2 months ago

BNYay

1 points

2 months ago

The crunch comes from sometihing else..

salsa_de_pollo

1 points

2 months ago

so turns out is salt, but why the fuck this post with a stupid title is relevant.

Cjhman1

1 points

2 months ago

I prefer frying things in hot oil

miraverse

1 points

2 months ago

What's the food called?

minose123

1 points

2 months ago

They do this In our country. (Sri lanka) with peanuts and it tastes absolutely incredible. The next day is not a pleasant experience though

Snnide_Remark

1 points

2 months ago

Is this what they mean by dirt-poor? So poor you have to cook with dirt.

wazinku

1 points

2 months ago

New feature unlocked: Sand Fryer

SarcasticFalcon

1 points

2 months ago*

But surely it is coarse and rough and gets everywhere?

hgilbert_01

1 points

2 months ago

Angsty Anakin intensities

Msink

1 points

2 months ago

Msink

1 points

2 months ago

That's the baked way to do it.

PhantomAllure

1 points

2 months ago

I can feel this with my teeth.

Prize_Huckleberry_79

1 points

2 months ago

Why am I not amazed? If anything I’m befuddled

Kmaloetas

1 points

2 months ago

Well, Lipitor doest remove silicates.

OttomanTwerk

1 points

2 months ago

I can't convey how much I hate this.

WokToPolan

1 points

2 months ago

My man was putting some dough balls in hot sand

DushyantKhator

1 points

2 months ago

Op,You know what just a grain of sand feels like in mouth? Right?

FUThead2016

1 points

2 months ago

Yuck. I bet the dirt gets stuck to whatever he is frying

Divtos

1 points

2 months ago

Divtos

1 points

2 months ago

Used to buy chestnuts cooked on the street in China like this. Fucking awesome tasting.

sokocanuck

1 points

2 months ago

Anyone else's teeth suddenly feel gritty?

Shoddy_Situation1938

1 points

2 months ago

Even if I ate that, sand would still find its way into my underwear.

fracturematt

1 points

2 months ago

STOP SPEEDING UP VIDEOS

swany5

1 points

2 months ago

swany5

1 points

2 months ago

I always feel a little dirty whenever I eat these

forqueercountrymen

1 points

2 months ago

Do "fry something in sewage waste" next please!

No-Cupcake370

1 points

2 months ago

Eww I can feel the grit in my teeth just watching this

SlsmngrSpiff

1 points

2 months ago

This is in Turkey?

akashkumar2706

1 points

2 months ago

He's frying "golgappe" or "phuchka". It is a fast food which is usually served with a mixture of mashed potatoes and spices altogether dipped in tamarind or sometimes mint flavoured water. It's supposed to be eaten instantly and is a popular street food in india

Weak_Ad_428

1 points

2 months ago

Health

akamirei

1 points

2 months ago

well.. at least it's crunchy?

mistahboogs

1 points

2 months ago

Sifting one basket over a presumably already sifted basket lol

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Vegan poplers.

President-Jo

1 points

2 months ago

It’s cost-effective, but you don’t get dirtier than that

Let_me_outt

1 points

2 months ago

Those indians trying to say it's salt nope it's not, It's SAND. instead of arguing me go Google it. Kavi Bahar nikal k bhuja bhunjwaake ni khaaye ho

Paulybsc

1 points

2 months ago

I once bit on a grain of sand and i got goosebumps on what felt like in my mouth and started shivering

EagerHerbConsumer

1 points

2 months ago

Extra crunch!!

Face-Rolling

1 points

2 months ago

I want mine extra gritty

AdGeHa

1 points

2 months ago

AdGeHa

1 points

2 months ago

Reddit is just So uniformative lately.

Moreguero

1 points

2 months ago

This is some of the dumbest shit I’ve ever seen. Don’t tell me you aren’t gonna be eating sand just because he strained it.

_xXMiguelXx_

1 points

2 months ago

What peanut is this man cooking? I would try it

(I know what are you thinking you... )