Recently, a person named Piyush Rai put out a pretty controversial tweet. I’m warning you, if you’re Bengali, turn back now – your heart won’t be able to take what comes next.
Kolkata Biryani with aloo is the biggest scam after 2G scam.— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) February 3, 2020
Did this heathen just insult Kolkata biryani?!
The pain! The horror! The sheer untruthfulness! Predictably, this kind of blaspheming turned into a storm in a teacup. You don’t just diss the best kind of biryani in India and get away with it.
And to insult the all-powerful aloo – the maker and breaker of biryanis – well that just will not stand.
Your CM is the biggest scam !— Arindam Majumder (@ari_maj) February 3, 2020
That aloo in the biryani has more depth & character than the entire UP cabinet combined— Lebrown James (@Naa_Cheese) February 4, 2020
Yeh toh seditious statement hai! Kolkata biryani with aalo is Ranveer Singh of biryanis.— Megha (@meghagarg453) February 4, 2020
Kolkata biriyani is the BEST EVER BIRIYANI IN THR WORLD.DONT EVEN CONTEST IT.PERIOD.— susb (@Suslovelygl) February 4, 2020
They’re right – the aloo, the anda, the gentle spice – Kolkata biryani is a thing of beauty. But one has to look at both sides I suppose.
Which is where Rohini Singh came in. She didn’t just shoot down the Bong goodness, she also took a snipe at Hyderabadi biryani! This is madness!
Agree. Worse than 2G scam. And dare I say the over spiced Hyderabadi biryani too. No one makes biryani the way it is made in homes in Lucknow- fragrant, delicate tasting and just pure deliciousness. https://t.co/YGmVneWY1z— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) February 3, 2020
She was also met with a whole bunch of resistance for championing the cause of Lucknowi Biryani. Food is serious business after all.
One savage individual even invoked Rohini’s love for lauki as a sign of terrible taste in food! Total destruction.
Roh, you like Lauki. So your food opinion is cancelled— Joy (@Joydas) February 3, 2020
Toh Lukhnow mein reh rahe UP CM ko bhi khila do. Roz biryani biryani karta hai.— AAP WORKS (@punj_aap) February 3, 2020
Lucknow mein Pulao Banta hai, Biryani nahi.— Kabir Khan (@iKabir_Khan) February 3, 2020
Personally, I’m a pacifist. Eat and let eat is what I say. But biryani (not veg biryani) has a special place in most people’s hearts, and when your heart breaks, you lash out. So all you broken-hearted biryani lovers dissing each others’ creations – give it time, this too shall pass.