Food trends and I are two sides of the same coin. We have to exist on the same plane (because how to escape social media and commentary) but never see eye to eye. Yes, if you haven’t guessed it already, I’m a purist and I can’t stand the horror that ensues in the name and guise of experimentation. Because why ruin something that is already great? Right! Wrong; apparently the street vendors of the world have undertaken the task of cooking up a storm on social media after dishing out weird and borderline bizarre recipes including monstrosities like maggi milkshake, butter chicken golgappe and the last one that hurt the sweet-lover in me – rasgulla chaat.
I had written about it here: Somebody Made The Monstrosity That Is Rasgulla Chaat And Twitter Can’t Stomach It
Like that wasn’t enough, a food stall in Ahmedabad is selling something called Oreo ke pakode. No, I didn’t mean onion. It’s the popular cream biscuit which has arrived at the market in a brand new avatar, coated in a salty batter of chickpea flour and deep fried like other indian fritters. And being served with cut chillies. I’m not making this up. Uploaded by Foodie Incarnate, there is a video of Oreo pakode in the making and it is bound to raise your brows. See for yourself.
Needless to say, Twitter is triggered at the sight of the blasphemous creation and calling for immediate action to terminate such citings from the timelines. So much so that the people of Ahmedabad are apologetic to bring this thing into the world of food trends.
What’s next, Good day biscuit ki Biryani? https://t.co/CeEXbyAPyy
— sameer (@abdusamir) November 7, 2021
Just legalise booze ….please … https://t.co/TLI2G5FhOl
— Vishnu (@vishnu_somebody) November 7, 2021
We don’t deserve this planet anymore. https://t.co/KpHeYTOUkC
— Pratyasha Rath (@pratyasharath) November 6, 2021
My humble apologies on behalf of the people of Gujarat 😭 https://t.co/6ESLWaSrKB
— Hemang (@sirschweini) November 6, 2021
This gives me slight chest pain .
— Reader (@_jungian1) November 6, 2021
Physical pain is happening watching this https://t.co/vJLNS2Y0fK
— Arushi Yadav (@arushiyadav14) November 6, 2021
We need a law to stop this blasphemy. Oreo ke pakode!!!! https://t.co/L4NlmY91Vp
— Jiten Gajaria (@jitengajaria) November 6, 2021
— raman (@Dhuandhaar) November 6, 2021
On behalf of all the Gujaratis, I apologise. 😢😢🙏🙏
— Meghrajsinh Jadeja 🇮🇳 (@jadeja_m) November 6, 2021
Ye mere tl pe nahi hona chahiye tha
— 📌•Peupeu♡•S-IA• YOURS💜 (@hobingfordbest) November 6, 2021
Please stop this before i start hating oreo. For god sake🤬 https://t.co/CXGIycImCO
— Shreyansh 🙏 (@HajareShreyansh) November 6, 2021
They sell deep fried Oreos (among other things) in fairs and festivals in the US too but serving them with green chilis and chutney was just based. https://t.co/rxHB7ApBdA
— Edgar Allan Poeha (@vaniIlaessence) November 6, 2021
I respect people’s food choices but please stop bringing Oreo ke pakode on my TL. 🥺
— Anamika (@HiAinwe) November 6, 2021
Gujarat seriously needs to be cancelled from Indian map… They spoil each and every good food. Cheese on idlis, oreo cookies, chat made with Rosagulla. Kya chutiyapa yeh log karta hai… https://t.co/AnjwsHzlPO
— Shree G (@sg_birdomaniac) November 6, 2021
im a savlon-ginger cookie & oreo pulav fan and I even I think this is disgusting. borderline blasphemous https://t.co/9e8rsS4RSN
— zeyar ⛈️ (@fraughtiana) November 6, 2021
Without kothimbir in the batter!!
Next what – Oreo Fafda? https://t.co/FPJXQz3fNE
— Rakesh Sharma (@rakeshfilm) November 6, 2021
Honestly, it was okay till eating idlis on ice-cream sticks, for this obsession to reinvent favorites for a few (read thousands) likes and views is getting a little out of hand. No?
SEE ALSO: Bengaluru Restaurant Serves Idli On An Ice-Cream Stick With Chutney, Sambar As Dips; Twitter Has Opinions