How far you’ve seen recipes being dragged up and down in apparently impossible trajectory? There has been noodle panipuri, just so you know, among a host of others.
Now, a Bengaluru-based food blogger has come up with a ‘palak paneer idli’ which, to say the least, did not impress many.
The recipe, involving palak or spinach puree infused in the batter of idli, is stuffed with a paneer filling. However, the culinary creation has put social media on a debate.
With the recipe, the food blogger who runs the channel The Red Plate Chronicles says the dish “PANEER-STUFFED PALAK IDLIS ” is an attempt at recreating this delicious combination in a new avatar.”
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PANEER-STUFFED PALAK IDLI . Palak-Paneer is a classic combination from North Indian cuisine. Like many of my ‘North meets South’ kind of dishes, PANEER-STUFFED PALAK IDLIS are an attempt at recreating this delicious combination in a new avatar. . Chatpata paneer stuffing is enveloped in idli batter combined with palak puree spiced with cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder and salt. . Had made this a few days ago when I had harvested a fresh batch of homegrown spinach. SWIPE⬅️ to see the inside story. . Served with a quick & easy chutney made with roasted chana chutney powder (it’s a staple in my home), sauteed onions and a tempering of mustard, cumin, hing and curry leaves. . Remember the bajra kheer?! Yeah, served that too for satiating our sweet cravings! . This entire meal is completely gluten-free. Sending this for my initiative #glutenfreewithmeena exploring the various possibilities of gluten-free cooking. This contest is in collaboration with my sponsors @indian__natives , @justafarmer.in & featuring partner @yesindia. . Have you participated in the contest yet? CONTEST ENDS 31ST JULY 2020! So far, the contest has received so many creative entries… Rush in yours soon! Love M❤️ . FOLLOW @theredplatechronicles TURN NOTIFICATIONS ON #trpc 🚫NO REPOST🚫 . #vegetarian #indianrecipes #southindianfood #indianfood #indiancuisine #karnatakafood #indianfoodbloggers #desifood #gharkakhana #goodfoodindia #indianfood #snack #indianfoodstories #cookpad #madefromscratch #indianfoodbloggers #thegrambox #vegetarianfood #idli #traditionalcooking #indianrecipes #indianfood #theuncommonbox #breakfast #glutenfree #idli #glutenfreeindianfood #southindianbreakfast
The food blogger is known for the fusion food attempt as ‘North meets South’ kind of dishes,’ as she says. Her recipe involving some spices in and a green-looking idli garnered mostly positive reviews on Instagram.
It was Twitter where the actual debate started. “Bachaa lo iss paap se” (“save me from the sin”) someone wrote to a tweet that shared the food blogger’s creation on Twitter.
“This punjabization of every South Indian dish needs to stop,” another twitter user wrote. “Original is original…” the other commented.
For the uninitiated, palak paneer is a very popular dish involving Indian cottage cheese cooked in a gravy made from fresh spinach leaves and tampered with aromatic spices.
Idli is also a very widely consumed dish originating in South India which is made from a batter of fermented rice and is steamed and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves, and often served with a delicate sauce made from grated coconut as the principal ingredient.
Have a look at some reactions:
This is trying to show off that I love southie food but I can’t betray my Panju roots. Mama naraaz ho Jayaeyegi, sure this is a mamas boy idea. Hahaha— Niveditha Tattitali (@Niveditha2211) July 28, 2020
One user took the fusion game to another height by sharing what is called a ‘dabeli idli.’
Dabeli Idli 😡 pic.twitter.com/XKDJXjV1Qs— 🇮🇳Jiignesh (@jigusjaan) July 28, 2020
Bachaa lo iss paap se— Rubika Liyaquat (@RubikaLiyaquat) July 28, 2020
Just the combination and the image pic.twitter.com/IMBZrMje3B— Akshay Kashyap (@AkshayKashap91) July 28, 2020
This is craziness.— Dr Arvind 🇮🇳 💯 %,follow back (@PurohitAk) July 28, 2020
Looks awful— pradeep arora (@aropra01) July 28, 2020
There are not enough face palms in the universe for this…— Archit / Please stay home!!! (@architgadi) July 28, 2020
Culinary Blasphemy!— Sajeda Akhtar (@Sajeda_Akhtar) July 28, 2020