We all know that there is a never ending variety of Indian food. Whether you make recipes for snacks, main courses or even desserts – anyone can choose from thousands of recipes and even experiment with them. And that’s not it, the popularity of Indian cuisine is such that many people upload their videos to either try it or make it at home. But what happens when someone tries to sell our humble bread as something else? Recently, when an Italian channel called “Cookist” shared a recipe for the bread and called it “balloon bread”, people on the internet certainly cheered!
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Sharing a tweet, user @MochiMeringue uploaded a screenshot from Facebook, where the “Cookist” post described the roti/naan as “balloon bread: the perfect alternative to normal bread”. Further in the screenshot Chanel also describes the process of making the roti, saying, “Just mix flour, warm water, warm milk, oil and dry yeast. The result will leave you speechless.”
Ever since the tweet was shared, it has garnered 22.5K likes and many funny comments. While some were left in shock, one person remarked, “Next they will say ghee, cow oil.” Another user added, “It’s true that there is a breach.”
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One user also spins other common Indian dishes, saying, “Roti: Balloon, Bread Rice: Mushi cereal, Dal: Hot cereal juice, Achaar: Spicy fruit.”
Although many found the tweet funny, some said it was “cultural appropriation” and “disgusting”.
Have a look at the tweet:
The cookist also shared a video of “Balloon Bread” on her Instagram.
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