Popular chef and television anchor Sanjeev Kapoor appears to have been the latest to get a dose of this from Twitter users, after he shared the recipe of what he called ‘Malabar Paneer’.
For Malayalis, food is an emotion and hardly do ‘attacks’ on their food go unnoticed by the lot.
Describing the dish, Sanjeev Kapoor wrote: “Malabar Paneer – A wonderful Malabar dish that has the flavours, spices and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavoured.”
While the video of the cooking instructions looked tempting in itself, many Keralites were far from impressed, and questioned what paneer was doing in Malabar! Traditional Malabari dishes are spicy, rich in flavours, and usually contain meat.
One Twitter user wrote-
“Exasperated farrago of distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies. And of course, someone fed him beef masquerading as a Paneer Chilli Malabari.
Users just couldn’t fathom how Malabar and paneer could go together.
While some users tried to reason that Kapoor’s dish was an experimental one, not many were pleased. Clearly.