Few breakfast items can beat the delicious classic of pillowy soft idli dunked in a generous serving of sambar and coconut chutney. But a picture of this breakfast dish recently went viral after getting an unthinkable makeover.
IE reports that a Bengaluru-based eatery served up idli shaped like chocolate bar ice-cream on a stick. This left people scratching their heads on how to dunk the idli stick in sambar. Politician Shashi Tharoor happened to share the picture after calling it practical. Take a look-
absurd but practical! https://t.co/R3yCCMwKVt
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 1, 2021
People online had a lot to say about the offbeat presentation. Many purists slammed the invention and said that they prefer round idlis even if they are messier to eat.
Unspeakable horror pic.twitter.com/xoFspP6CgU
— hursh chandhok (@ChandhokHursh) October 1, 2021
I did mean only a banana leaf should have been added before laying down those sticks of idly. That was not absurd. Rather that could be satisfying and respectful.
— Rathin kumar Saha saha (@RathinkumarSah2) October 1, 2021
As if the Sambhar made in Bangalore was not sugary enough , now this !
The first time I tasted Sambhar in Bangalore Almost threw up !
It was just like the local Kannadigas…Unwelcoming,Uncouth,Aggressive and Philistine !!
— KrishnaFromAtlanta (@Krishna59638949) October 1, 2021
Totally absurd. Very thought of idli brings to mind a perfect round shape. When we were children and later our children made 'perfect circles like idli' in our math book. . That can't be taken away 🙂
— Bhavani (@Bhavani11599648) October 1, 2021
Kuchi Idli for Poreigners or Indians behaving like Poreingers..😜Idli, healthiest breakfast, is said to be an import from Indonesia, say Historians…
— வரதாVarada (@VaradaRajKanchi) October 1, 2021
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I am pretty much a new gen lad and yet I find this totally abhorrent. This has hurt me on a very deep level
— unposhplease (@unposhplease) October 1, 2021
next-gen wants to keep their fingers clean while eating… so goes with them, however the old-gen may feel this is crazy.
— mannar khan (@MannarKhan) October 1, 2021
Even not practical.
Best Idli's are the ultra soft ones
with cosmetic dip also it will give off falling in plates & messing up the eating process
On the contrary you make Solid Stone idli then no fun.
Moreover as a South Indian would love to soak my Idli threadbare!
— Hey Ram (@rampris) October 1, 2021
Absurdity personified! Can only happen in Bengaluru!!! Soon one would see dripping sambar and break away idli – akin to melting chocobar.
— Lav (@lchand31) October 1, 2021
Some claimed they knew the original chef who ideated idli on a stick-
The trending Idli Sticks, have wrongly being credited to someone else's name while the correct name of the chef is Mrs. Minal Nandan Badheka, who owns Minal's kitchen(baised in Mumbai) and this dish being a product of her creative ideas and hard-work. Kindly Note.
— (Ashraf)(kuttippulakkal) (@ashrafkp1980) October 1, 2021
I had seen food shops using used Ice-cream moulds to steam Idly at Brahmapur (GM) during 1970s and using a Bamboo stick to fork it out. Found them equally good with sambar and chutney.
— Rameswar Pattanayak (@kptnrp) October 1, 2021
Would you give this a try? Tell us.