From chole bhature to butter chicken, lip-smacking Indian dishes have been ruling the hearts across the country. That’s not all. Over the years, these delicacies have gained recognition around the world and the popularity transcended boundaries. Today, you will find Indian restaurants in almost every country, impressing thousands of patrons with their flavours and aroma. However, restaurants located overseas often give their unique touch to classic Indian dishes to make them more relatable. They tweak their taste and names as well. We recently came across one such instance that that gained attention on the internet.
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A photo of a restaurant menu has been doing rounds on the internet that shows the Indian snack papad being sold as “Asian nachos”. In the picture of the menu, uploaded on Twitter, we could see a plate loaded with crispy papad and a dip on the side. The menu reads, “Asian nachos” have papadam, avocado, tamarind salsa, and crispy shallots. A person, identified as Samantha, took to Twitter to share the picture and wrote alongside, “A culinary crime has been committed.”
A culinary crime has been committed pic.twitter.com/owYQoILSnk— samantha (@NaanSamantha) January 22, 2023
The post soon gained traction on Twitter and many people seemed taken aback by how papad was described on the menu. “Wondering if Mexicans or Indians should feel more offended,” a user wrote.
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Wondering if Mexicans or Indians should feel more offended— Nik (@nikster007) January 23, 2023
“Sin not just a crime,” a person said.
Sin not just a crime— Venkatramana Siddheshwar (@Vsidd1968) January 22, 2023
Some highlighted that the snack was priced quite high.
“I wonder if they’ll call “moong ka papad” as black dotted nachos? And I’m pretty satisfied with the 2rs papad which I get with masala powder. I can’t afford the 27 dollars,” a comment read.
I wonder if they’ll call “moong ka papad” as black dotted nachos? And I’m pretty satisfied with the 2rs papad which i get with masala powder can’t afford the 27 dollars lol— Neonklight (@neonklight) January 22, 2023
“I could make the same thing for like a dollar,” a person wrote.
I could make the same thing for like a dollar— Kumaran ???????? (@KumaRam20) January 22, 2023
One user joked, “Me: I want nachos… Mom: we have nachos at home… *Nachos at home”.
Me: I want nachos…
Mom: we have nachos at home…
*Nachos at home— Sith-appu (@TheHumanStitch) January 23, 2023
Another said, “With that papadam it is impossible to eat salsa”.
With that papadam it is impossible to eat salsa.— Priyanka (@PriyankaHyd) January 22, 2023
“That’s quite funny, calling papadam as Asian nachos,” a comment read.
That’s quite funny, calling pappadam as asian nachos????— Nidhun G L (@GLNidhun) January 22, 2023
One user shared, “I was at the farmer’s market once they were selling Lentil Biryani. It was Khichdi”.
I was at the farmer’s market once they were selling Lentil Biryani.
It was Khichdi.— ________ (@Mstr_f_none) January 22, 2023
So, what do you think of the “Asian nachos”? Share your thoughts in the comments below.