The utmost beauty of desi khana is that the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. The intricate details, the delicate flavours, and the patience with which each dish is cooked are something which sets our food apart from the rest of the world. Our mothers and grandmothers have often told us this with regard to cooking meat – the food tastes the best when it is cooked with time in hand, meaning the longer you cook the masalas in low flame, the better.
One of the ideal desi dishes is Chicken Korma – an item with a thick gravy made from yoghurt and a mix of our staple masalas. If you have eaten this dish enough, you would know that it looks something like this:
However, one UK-based food channel posted a tutorial of ‘One-Pot Chicken Korma’ made with ingredients including chicken breasts, spinach, raisins, and…wait for it…rice! Instead of adding the OG masalas, they added a ‘Korma paste’ and the final result seems more like a rice item than a chicken item. Have a look:
One-Pot Chicken Korma 😍 pic.twitter.com/pQDerTbyZX
— Tasty UK (@TastyUK) December 3, 2022
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So people online decided to call out the food channel’s BS and made it clear that this dish is anything but Chicken Korma. The sarcasm and the jokes just wouldn’t stop. Here’s a look:
wtf is that!! that’s not even close to Chicken Korma 🙄 This is how it looks like 👇 pic.twitter.com/JDaqU3zQpd
— sohom 🇦🇷 (@AwaaraHoon) December 4, 2022
If that’s korma, then this is Jack Grealish pic.twitter.com/ML0U8uWenV
— Zuhair (@ZuhairAndThere) December 5, 2022
God this is worse than the time you colonised us for 200 years.
— Saad. (@ThisMyHandle) December 4, 2022
I’m sorry but does no one on your team know how to cook?
— Sandhya (@TheRestlessQuil) December 4, 2022
If this is chicken korma then this is Winston Churchill pic.twitter.com/vBScVchrXE
— Eng.Usman Awan (@Usmanspeak) December 4, 2022
This is so bad it tastes like cultural appropriation dipped in mediocrity with a side of marketing in a plate of lazy.
Nope. This is bad. You should feel bad.
— DJPepsi (@sidmcclane) December 5, 2022
This is ‘the Qorma’ man.. watch again. THIS IS QORMA. pic.twitter.com/6ossYJlkYZ
— baaghi aurat (@baaghiaurat) December 4, 2022
😍😍This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. Was looking for something to feed a guest I never want to see again
— Ali Siddiqui (@jsweepk) December 4, 2022
First, you add chicken breast cubes instead of whole juicy pieces. Next, you add spinach and rice. And then…raisins! I mean, bro please stick to your lane!😭