South Indian dishes like idlis and dosas are lip-smacking in their traditional forms but sometimes, people like to experiment with unusual ingredients in the hope of creating something unique and flavourful. And like all kitchen experiments, these can turn out to be hits or misses. In the past, foodies have come up with ice cream idlis, biscuit dosas, and dosa masala burgers with tangy rasam sauce.
Recently, a Bengaluru-based food blogger shared a recipe for Paneer-stuffed Palak idli with cashews and pomegranate seeds as garnish and a chutney made from roasted chana powder. Take a look.
While a few people lauded the inventiveness of the “North meets South” fusion delicacy, most were of the opinion that paneer has no place inside idlis and that this was a “criminal cookery experiment.” Some called it an alien object while others named it a cruelty (much like everything else that’s been going on in 2020).
This punjabization of every South Indian dish needs to stop 🤣😭😭😭
— Nandita Iyer (@saffrontrail) July 28, 2020
When there can be paneer momos, paneer pizzas then why not paneer idlis ?😀
— Rajesh Gupta (@Rajeshguptablog) July 28, 2020
Bachaa lo iss paap se
— Rubika Liyaquat (@RubikaLiyaquat) July 28, 2020
Try 'poora idli' frm Odisha. Its stuffed with Jaggery n coconut n assorted spices. Its sweet n simply yum. By the way its nt Sweet idli in Odisha but locally called 'Pittha'.
— JyotiPrakash Agarwal (@JPAgl86) July 28, 2020
And it's garnished with cashew on the top… yuck.. Means you can start hating paalak,paneer and cashew and over all…idli.. After eating this..🙄🙄
— Minnyy Shreya (@minnyyshreya) July 28, 2020
OMG.. that's criminal cookery experiment.. Light to digest idli stuff wd heavy paneer 🙄
— HT (@HT96768238) July 28, 2020
Thanks. Kept a Tuesday fast. Was filling hungry and contemplating eating..
Now I can continue. No appetite left
— GoswamiASandeep (@GoswamiASandee1) July 28, 2020
Yuck!! this looks like sum alien object.
— Vaibhav Rao (@Vaibhav_Rao_) July 28, 2020
When panjabi marries south Indian.
— karthik 🇮🇳 (@i_skarthik) July 28, 2020
with cashew? why this cruelty ?
— VINAY PRAKASH (@vinayp2000) July 28, 2020
Thoda karela aur rakhna tha iske upar.. 🙃🙃
— Naresh sharma (@am1312615054) July 28, 2020
Would you give this bizarre food combination a try?