The Italian food chain calls Roti as “balloon bread”; Leave the internet amused
We all know that Indian cuisine has endless variety. Whether you are making dishes for snacks, a main course, or even desserts, you can choose from thousands of recipes and even experiment with them. And that’s not all, the popularity of Indian cuisine is such that many people upload videos of them trying it out or making it at home. But what happens when someone tries to market our humble roti as something else? Recently, when an Italian chain called “Cookist” shared a roti recipe and called it “Balloon Bread”, internet users were definitely amused!
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Sharing a tweet, user @MochiMeringue uploaded a screenshot from Facebook, where the post “Cookist” described roti / naan as “balloon bread: the perfect alternative to regular bread”. Later in the screenshot, the channel also described the process of making roti, saying, “Just mix together flour, lukewarm water, hot milk, oil and dry yeast. The result will leave you speechless. “
Since the tweet was shared, it has garnered 22.5,000 likes and many hilarious comments. While some were left in shock, one person commented, “Then they’ll call ghee, cow oil. Another user added: “There is a violation of this right.”
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One user even gave other common Indian dishes a spin and said, “Roti: Balloon, Bread Rice: Soft Grains, Daal: Hot Grain Juice, Achaar: Spicy Fruit.” “
While many people found the tweet funny, some said its “cultural appropriation” was “disgusting”.
Take a look at the Tweet:
Cookist had also shared a video of “balloon bread” on their Instagram.
What do you think of this vision of roti? Let us know in the comments below!