Viral photo of idli with ice cream stick leaves foodies divided online
Giving innovative touches to traditional dishes and cuisines is nothing new and is a practice followed by chefs around the world. However, the fusion food trend is going a bit too far these days. The latest to join the list is idli popsicle!
After butter chicken golpappe, a photo of “idli ice cream” took social media by storm and started a serious conversation online, leaving foodies divided. In the image that has gone viral, the round, chewy idlis have a usual makeover – shaped like a bar of chocolate, tucked away in an ice cream stick. But what really left everyone unsure was the big stick of idli dipped in sambhar!
While the origin of the dish is not yet known, people who share it online have credited it with being innovative food technology from Bengaluru.
– Mahendrakumar (@BrotherToGod) September 30, 2021
As the image began to circulate on social media platforms, it kicked off a series of online debates, with some praising it as a creative and practical solution, others just wanted to cherish their favorite breakfast as is.
absurd but practical! https://t.co/R3yCCMwKVt
– Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 1, 2021
– Rajeshwari B 🇮🇳 (@ RSB_85) October 1, 2021
Idli on stick. What next upma and poha in ice cream cones? pic.twitter.com/j6JyH0aAmb
– SanghiDentico🇮🇳, 🚩🚩🕉️ (@priyathedentico) October 1, 2021
Bangalore, the innovation capital of India, cannot prevent its creativity from manifesting itself in the most unexpected fields… Idli on a stick — sambhar & chutney as dips… Those for, those against ?? pic.twitter.com/zted3dQRfL
– anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) September 30, 2021
Kuchchi idli with chutney & sambar – someone certainly plagiarized the ice cream look! pic.twitter.com/PH6K57o3V1
– Venkat Parthasarathy (@Venkrek) September 30, 2021
Smart Move from Bengaluru on Idli’s. Now ice cream lovers will be amazed at this idea. Really proud. Only if I could find out how they did it😂. Anyway, I love the idea. Waiting for your ideas to come. #IdliForLife pic.twitter.com/zV7ieSbbvB
– Srinithi Ramesh (@ Srinithi2608R) October 1, 2021
As a North Indian, I take offense that idli is eaten like ice cream wrapped around a wooden stick.
– Camuk (@Albert_Camuk) October 1, 2021
Idli on a stick, with sambhar and chutney. It could cause riots in southern India, but it’s a good idea – kids don’t wash their hands before eating these days. pic.twitter.com/FzGiXPxAOH
– Rakesh Thiyyan (@ByRakeshSimha) September 30, 2021
Wow, I never thought about it. Now it seems that coconut ice cream and idli ice cream have become mainstream.
– palaiborn @? (@Palaiborn) September 30, 2021
People on the other side are trying to save the trees and find alternatives, here these guys are wasting those sticks needlessly in the name of creativity!
– ನಟಭಯಂಕರ (@mshindhe) September 30, 2021
For heaven’s sake leave him alone, Dose is already spoiled by the so called creativity and now you want to mess that up too
– ashish kumar (@ashishaka) September 30, 2021
Looks more like a popsicle / ice pop dipped in Sambar! 🙂 (An Idli does not melt – the image shows white liquid on the left stick)
– Krishna Kishore (KK) (@kkbava) September 30, 2021
Idli ice cream usually served with Dahi Kadi in the Jain menu…. This is delicious 🙂
– Aparna Desai (@ AparnaDesai5) September 30, 2021
Call me old school but I want my idli to be as they are… round and chewy! Something I can eat with my hands. The only thing I want on a stick is ice cream.
– Rajeshwari (@matkewali) September 30, 2021
– Ksub (@ksub) September 30, 2021