Paani puri and its craze in the county need no introduction! It is loved by all age groups and in most parts of the country. So when a food blogger from Bengaluru tried “paani puri ice cream” it triggered a plethora of weird reactions on social media. Her own review of the popular dessert is pricey. But how did Anjali Dhingra, the blogger, get this bizarre combination? In the video she uploaded on Instagram, Anjali said she got it home delivered from an eatery in the city.
The video begins with Anjali asking her viewers whether they have ever heard of paani puri ice cream. Holding the dessert packet, Anjali said she got it ordered from an eatery called Dock Frost'd in Bengaluru and she was going to try it now. Anjali took out the food packet and it had the puri neatly placed at the centre of a cup of ice cream. Then she takes a bite, and surprisingly the puri remained crunchy despite being surrounded by chilled ice cream.
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For a moment, it appeared, Anjali was confused by the taste but soon began reviewing the dessert. “It tastes like khatta imli ka ice cream,” she said in the video. “Without puri, it's better though. It is not that bad,” she added.
Watch her video here:
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Albeit Anjali said it's okay, but paani puri is known for its tangy water and spicy stuffings. How many people would like the tanginess replaced by the sweetness of ice cream is still an open question.
Her video has got more than 147,000 views and several comments, many of whom shared their own experience of such surprising combinations.
“Yaar rasgulla chat se behtar hi hoga [It must be better than rasgulla chat],” said one user.
Another suggested, “Aap chocolate pizza try karo [Try chocolate pizza]. It tastes amazing.”
Meanwhile, if this made you miss your old paani puri all the more, try this recipe.