Foodies on the internet are extremely passionate about local cuisines of the areas they hail from. The foods are meant to be eaten a certain way and combined with certain preparations as per the traditions of the region. Bizarre pairings and eccentric food combinations usually do not go down well with the internet and result in heated up discussions on various social media platforms. A recent Twitter thread too started a foodie debate when a couple paired Lucknowi Tunday kebabs with rice. Take a look:
My Lucknowi in-laws sweetly sent Tunday kebab paste for my south Indian parents. My parents excitedly fried up the kebabs and ate them with... plain rice and poriyal. My spouse is horrified.— SpuddyKat (@spadjay) January 5, 2021
The tweet was originally shared by user @spadjay, and it garnered more than 1.3k likes and counting since the time it was posted. She revealed how her in-laws, hailing from Lucknow, had sent over some Tunday Kebab paste for her South Indian parents. They proceeded to fry the delectable kebabs and eat them with plain rice and poriyal (sautéed vegetable dish). She further said that her spouse was left 'horrified' with this combination of kebab and rice.
Tunday kebab is originally a dish from Lucknow, which is known for this and many more succulent kebab preparations. They are savoured on their own, or paired with soft breads such as Roomali roti. It is also accompanied with condiments such as fresh onion rings and mint chutney. Hence, the internet expressed their surprise when the kebabs were paired with rice.
Twitterati were divided over the pairing. While some agreed that curd rice and kebabs actually tastes delicious, others had a hard time digesting the combination. Other users also shared hilarious anecdotes from their own lives, revealing similar food accidents that they were witness to. Take a look at the reactions:
Its like eating Makke di roti with Sambhar ????????????— Amrik Singh (@amrikgandhi09) January 5, 2021
As a Lucknavi, I can't tell you how unsettling this is for me to read ????????????— Kaavyya Kesarwani (@kaavyya) January 5, 2021
My lakhnawi heart was a bit shook, but I guess, to each their own?
*Cries a little, but also happy for your family getting to taste the magic *— Anamika Garg (@wonder_hooman) January 5, 2021
That's murder of Kebabs ???????? but if they like the taste of it with rice then it's good for them— Azor Ahai (@_chaosandorder) January 6, 2021
It tasted particularly good with curd rice ????— WhatDJThinks (@divyanthj) January 5, 2021
I was initially horrified and then thought of the time my Bengali aunt was given some caviar from Ukraine and fried them up with some batter, green chilies etc and served with rice and dal - as we usually do to fish roe from Rohu or Hilsa.— Saugato Datta (@sd268) January 5, 2021
I've watched, with horrified fascination, a white guest at an Indian wedding put Thayir Sadam inside Dosai (instead of Potato masala), rolling it up and eating it like a burrito...— Antony R. Julian (@AntonyRJulian1) January 6, 2021
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