Indian Fried Doughnuts (Gulab Jamun) pic.twitter.com/xCeiol8t07
— Tasty (@tasty) June 29, 2017
This is not it. Many such instances have surfaced from time-to-time, sending the internet into a frenzy. In fact, it is quite common for restaurants in Western countries to rename Indian dishes, either to make it more acceptable or to appropriate it to suit their demands.
A few years ago, there was a similar hullaballoo surrounding a US restaurant that was selling pooris (fried flatbread) by the name 'bubble scallion pancakes'. Frankly, if you ask us, we probably wouldn't have realised they were passing our age-old breakfast staple under such a fancy name.Regardless, the desi tweeple just couldn’t restrain themselves from schooling the animal rights organisation, that is vehemently opposed to consuming animal protein. Here’s how some of our Twitter wise desis enlightened PETA.
These are wings! pic.twitter.com/CgVwDDoor1February 3, 2019
Isko gobhi manchurian bolte hai chutiyo
— #PKMKB (@_foonyguy_) February 5, 2019
We call them Gobi Manchurian in India!!— Chawkidar Hubballi huli (@Ramesh14079836) February 4, 2019