Everything was completely normal, and then one day someone decided to put pineapple slices on the pizza and so the food war started. Weird and interesting food experiments and combinations kept on coming and have not stopped to this day. Some meet with an avid fanbase while some are tagged as plain, just plain weird. One such innovative food combination recently caught the eye of business tycoon Anand Mahindra and he wants his Twitter followers to comment on his opinion – and let us tell you, the reactions didn’t disappoint at all!
Confused what we are talking about? Here’s a look at the picture Anand Mahindra recently shared on his Twitter page. It is a plate of idli on a stick while sambhar and coconut chutney are being used as dips. The post is getting likes and retweets with every passing hour and so far it has garnered 1,054 retweets and 13.7k likes. Check it out here:
Bengaluru, the innovation capital of India can’t stop its creativity from manifesting itself in the most unexpected areas… as idli-sambar and chutney dip on a stick… who are in favor, they are against?? pic.twitter.com/zted3dQRfL— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 30, 2021
Shortly after, Shahi Tharoor shared the same post but seemed to favor the idea, check out his tweet here:
Absurd but practical! https://t.co/R3yCCMwKVt – Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 1, 2021
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While Anand Mahindra’s concern for innovative food is something we can all relate to, the different comments the show made are what people had to give on his creative idea. From humble endorsements to outright repulsion, Idli on a Stick has been eliciting some very strong sentiments on Twitter.
Some have reported how it can be a great snack on the go or how it can save water or manpower needed to wash spoons and plates.
While we complain about the size and way of eating it, we should always know that this method saves some water without washing our hands which we usually do after eating idli.- gajesh (@gajeshkr) September 30, 2021
i dont know why i hate food so much i found it very interesting it will reduce the cost of washing spoon and man power ,on top of that u even take it with your hands ,it doesn’t cause any more ..it All it takes is a creative mind and a willing change to understand. – Vijay Jha (@vijayjha01) September 30, 2021
It solves 3 tasks
1 Hands won’t get dirty
2 water left
3 Hot and spicy ice cream eater’s dream will come true.
Also the jokes would be great for saving water and wasting extra water outside shops….- Ravi Kant Srivastava (@blue_arc) October 1, 2021
Others pointed to the fact that idli sambar is actually a dish where you dip soft round idlis into tangy sambar and mash it using your hands and enjoy the authentic taste, and this quirky version is unacceptable:
Dip !! No. It is divine to pour and mash the sambar over the idlis, slide them on the chutney and keep them with bare hands ?????.. We will mash the idlis with a Tamil move sudhu kavvam “இத ” like dialogue ?? ??- ???? (@suganthanmm) September 30, 2021
Sir, our ‘Street Food Chef’ has already done a lot of damage to the original Masala Dosa by using his creativity. I never thought that simple idli can be substituted. this is sick. South Indian food should be eaten with hands, not cutlery. Five senses for food!!—Ra Van Joyce (@mowgli748) October 1, 2021
Some things need to stay the same. This is not idli. That thing cooks idli batter on a stick! Food is also an emotion for us Indians. We see, smell, touch and then feel the food and we use our hand to eat the food to complete the experience.
It’s a big no!- Suchitra S (@suchitra s) September 30, 2021
Lastly, many have also pointed out that there is actually a type of idli that is formed into leaves and has a similar cylindrical shape, but is enjoyed without the sticks and dips.
In fact, Idli is also made in South Canara in a cup or a type of cup made of leaves called ‘Kotte Kadubu’. So this is nothing new, but the stick which is a collection of garbage because it cannot be eaten with a stick- Padmavati S Bhat (@padmabhat) October 1, 2021
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And finally comes the infamous memes that are sure to give you a good laugh amidst all the chaotic discussion:
quirky or genius? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below.