Trust five-star restaurants to disguise and anglicize food like awful bhindi ki sabji as something magical. *Gently cooked okra tempered with exotic spices sourced from Kerala, anyone?*
But Indians are honest critics of food, and we see right through the angrezi renditions of our culture.
So when an online food channel decided to call gulab jamun, "fried doughnuts", Twitter rolled up its sleeves and served up delicious comebacks.
My culture is not your goddamn fried doughnut 😭😂— Namrata (@_Namrataa) May 27, 2018
Lengthy Wada Paav (Hotdog) pic.twitter.com/KWmU3yABUw— #ChappalChorPakistan (@SupariTroller) May 27, 2018
French Dosai pic.twitter.com/XGdAjm77FP— பல் கோட் பலவின் சாரல் நாடன் (@PostModernAsura) May 27, 2018
American murukku (pretzels) pic.twitter.com/AOIGQgNMV3— Master procrastinator (@ThatChinaSheep_) May 27, 2018
Chocolate srikhand ( mousse) pic.twitter.com/9Elet2xsW1— Master procrastinator (@ThatChinaSheep_) May 27, 2018
Angrezi aanday wala pappu burger (Panini) 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/hXNfPAWTMj— eek (@haloperidolol) May 26, 2018
A gulab jamun by any other name would taste as sweet.
But you're not Shakespeare,
so, let it be.