Since time immemorial, Gulab Jamun has been a popular dessert in India. The round, fried khoya balls dipped in the sugary chashni has long been on the list of favourite desserts for many. You can easily find this delicacy with any street vendor, any mithai shop or even in the dessert counters of many restaurants and cafes! And that's not only it; this famous sweet is also a wedding special in our country. Plus, with different variations and preparation methods, we surely can't get enough of that taste. But what if we told you that a new variation of gulab jamun has left many people confused and unhappy at the same time? Would you believe us? If not, allow us to introduce you to 'gulab jamun pakodas!' Yes, you read that right.
In a recent video uploaded by Instagram food blogger @delhi_tummy, we can see a street vendor making these gulab jamun pakodas. First, he dips several gulab jamuns in a besan batter. Then, once they are well covered, he fries them in hot oil. As for the taste of this bizarre experiment, the blogger's expressions were enough to tell us! Take a look at the video here:
Ever since this video was uploaded, it took over the internet by storm. It has garnered 4.7 million views, 54.8K likes and thousands of comments. One person wrote, "Kyu yeh sweet dish ko kharab kar rahe ho (Why are you spoiling this sweet dish?)
Another person wrote, "Mat Karo yrr haath jodh ke bintii hai mat Karo yeh sab promote. (Please don't do this, I join my hands in front of you, please stop promoting things like this).
Many others have also said that these gulab jamuns were wasted. In contrast, some have also said this could actually taste good.
What do you think about these gulab jamun pakodas? Would you like to try them? Let us know in the comments below!