You can take an Indian out of India, but you can't take India out of an Indian. And more importantly, Indian foodies are always going to look for the flavours of the country no matter which part of the world they are in. And now, industrialist Anand Mahindra has proved exactly this with his latest tweet. The Chairman of Mahindra Group is in New York now and if you think he is enjoying the local pizza slices and burgers, you are wrong. The businessman said on the micro-blogging site that he was looking for a “taste of home” in the American city.
And thanks to the Indian diaspora, he found exactly that in a cup of hot tea and some sooji halwa. Sharing a picture of the beverage and snack on Twitter, Mr Mahindra said, “Garma garam chai (Piping hot tea). And Suji Halwa…the latter thanks to the Indian diaspora in New York which has home delivery services. You don't have to miss the taste of home.”
Garma garam chai. And Suji Halwa…the latter thanks to the Indian diaspora in New York which has home delivery services. You don't have to miss the taste of home… pic.twitter.com/fOQWbot6FW— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 30, 2021
Twitter users reacted to the post and shared their thoughts on Mr Mahindra's choice of snack.
One user did not seem very happy with the chai-halwa combo and expressed the same in a comment. While it looked tasty, it was a rather “different” combination he said.
Sir it's look Yum but Halwa with Chai kuch jayda different nai ho gaya?— POSWAL ???????? (@being_poswal) July 30, 2021
“Do they go together?” asked another.
Do they go together? However, I agree, better have it when there are not many choices— mumahesh (@MunishMaheshwri) July 30, 2021
A curious follower asked, “Won't it blunt the taste of another?”
Sir - Although halwa looks yummy but are you sure if it is good friends with Chai ????. Wont it blunt the taste of latter— Amrish Shukla (@amrish143) July 30, 2021
Another user recommended that the industrialist must try pakoras instead of halwa.
Garam chai ke saath pakora try kijiye— Swati Swagatika (@SwatiSwagatik20) July 30, 2021
Biscuits and tea were this user's pick.
I love Parle G with my Chai ????
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One follower even said that the post had made him feel hungry.
Sir how could you have this all alone???? my mouth has already started watering...what to do now? pic.twitter.com/ohy52Nprws— HeadOn (@viru44938417) July 30, 2021
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If all this conversation of chai and halwa has caused you to crave for some, we are here to help. While regular chai is a staple in most homes, we recommend that you try your hands on this special masale wali chai that is filled with the goodness of cardamom and ginger. And if halwa is something you enjoy, this sooji ka halwa recipe is a must-try.
Tell us what you think of Mr Mahindra's chai-halwa combination and what your perfect snack pairing with tea is.