The internet has exposed us to some of the most bizarre food combinations ever! From people making ketchup ice cream to watermelon pizza, one would think that we would have witnessed almost every crazy fusion food we could possibly imagine. But recently, we came across a delicacy that credits inspiration between two popular dishes, one Swiss and one Gujarati, and the internet was highly amused by the result of this bizarre food combination - it is called dabeli fondue.
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If you are not familiar with fondue, then let us give you a lowdown. Fondue is a Swiss delicacy where melted Swiss cheese is served in a pot and over a portable stove along with some accoutrements served on the side. Generally, melted cheese is accompanied by pieces of bread and vegetables. The fondue is served on a portable stove so that the cheese remains melted while consumed. Dabeli is a Gujarati snack originating from the Kutch region. This resembles the Maharashtrian vada pav as ladi pavs are stuffed with boiled potatoes, dabeli masala and chutneys. Now you must be wondering, what does this fusion dish of dabeli and cheese fondue look like? Take a look:
Switzerland: Neutrality is a core element of our foreign policy - we haven't been at war with another country since 1815
India: Let us test your commitment to that principle pic.twitter.com/f98H9NPv0c— Kunal Sawardekar (@smugdekar) September 30, 2022
Looking at the image, it seems like the cheese fondue has been flavoured with dabeli masala and it is being served with chopped and toasted ladi pav. Tweeted by Kunal Sawardekar (@smugdekar), the post has received over 1.8k likes, and around 180 retweets. People were surprised and amused to see how this fusion dish has managed to bring together two extremely different cuisines - Swiss and Indian. Indian had a lot of interesting comments about the dabeli fondue and here is what they had to say:
i think fondue is a gujju invention which reached switzerland, considering their love for melted cheese in every dish https://t.co/5hUCbmeBdG— चौकीदार for 2024 (@bhartendu2206) October 1, 2022
I really want to try this https://t.co/lg1IILEc5g— material gworl (@penisfritter) October 1, 2022
And here I was thinking dumplings baked into a pizza was the worst culinary experiment. https://t.co/PpG7tJHeov— Manav Leslie (@manavleslie) October 1, 2022
@SwissEmbassyIND Someone had to do it ! 🇮🇳 🇨🇭 https://t.co/X4WyDUnf9G— Saksham Sehgal (@SakshamSehgal) October 1, 2022
What do you think of this dabeli fondue? Would you be interested in trying it out? Do share your thoughts in the comments section below!