Celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor got roasted on Twitter for sharing a recipe for what he called, "Malabar paneer." And as expected " and perhaps warranted " hell broke loose with his experimental dish drawing the ire of many social media users.
The recipe to the dish, supposedly made with cottage cheese and coconut milk, was posted on Twitter.
Malabar Paneer - A wonderful Malabar dish that has the flavors spicies and offers several gastronomic opportunities. The food is generally fresh, aromatic and flavored. For more such interesting recipes click on https://t.co/c2rBBuz4LW#foodlover pic.twitter.com/M0RMhpPyRl
" Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) April 18, 2018
Sir Please make Bengali Theplas!! " Vivaan Hilal (@HilalVivaan) April 18, 2018
Sir...also share IYER Vindaloo Pork curry recipe... " Mahesh Senthikumar (@MaheshSenthi) April 19, 2018
Adooo!!!!it's like chetinad tindai masala " Sathish Sarvodaya (@SathiSarva) April 18, 2018
Malabar Paneer?? Sounds like Karaikudi Kashmiri Pulav.. " Junkie Monkie (@jyothishms) April 18, 2018
Twitter users also took offense at the the incorrect prefix usage.
Adding Malabar prefix to a dish does not make it a Malabar dish. I dare you to find a Malabar dish that use paneer. " ivansikorsky (@ivan_sikorsky) April 18, 2018
When did "paneer" come to Malabar? " - ï¸Old Monk - ï¸ (@No_Not_That_One) April 18, 2018
We Malabaries don't have paneer and we actually don't make it..Malabar is known for its special non-veg items such as Beef biriyaani,beef fry etc.Pls don't fall in his foolish idea. " Anagha Harithavayal (@AnaghaNr) April 19, 2018
And there were, of course, those who could not help but get political.
This relentless paneerification of all Indian dishes must be stopped! " Venkat Viswanathan (@east_zephyr) April 18, 2018
keep paneer out of kerala. we have beef. " BassheadJay (@BassheadJay) April 19, 2018