The good ol’ biryani fight is back. So, there are three things we have still not settled over — if veg biryani is a thing, which is the better one — Lucknow, Hyderabad or Kolkata, and whether elachi is a biryani ingredient or not. But looks like the debate on ‘perfect biryani‘ has got someone from across the world curious too!
Here’s what happened:
Stand-up comic, Jeremy McLellan started a poll on Twitter. He asked twitterati a very tricky question to get a clear picture, perhaps. So, his question was – if biryani is better with potatoes or without it.
Let’s solve this once and for all
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) November 19, 2017
Even after getting around 14,334 votes, Twitter decided to not keep it the way it is. 50 percent each! Though the competition was pretty close, some people just couldn’t even bear the thought of potatoes in biryani.
How come you can even think of biryani with potatoes dude.. Its a sin.. I can’t believe this.. I just faith in sense and humanity.. This is serious.. Highest order investigation needed.
— Paritosh (@Paritosh_Raj_) November 22, 2017
Seriously? In biryani? That be like betrayal of biryani
— Gulfam Pervaiz (@Gulfam_Pervaiz) November 22, 2017
A biryani with potatoes doesn’t stay biryani anymore. It becomes a pulav.
— Sarfaraz Riyaz (@pharazification) November 22, 2017
Never knew people “actually” like aloo in their biryani pic.twitter.com/coND8StPud
— Aleena Ilyas (@AleenaIlyas) November 20, 2017
50% of ppl are facing this horrible condition of loving potatoes in biryani, it’s so widespread, thought it was a rare disease… pic.twitter.com/Vde91SK165
— Raven (@UfaqYousuf) November 20, 2017
I actually didn’t know people put potatoes in Biryani until a Pakistani friend got me some. My Lucknowi roots can’t forget the horror
— Sania Imran (@DiaryOfaBookwrm) November 19, 2017
And then Asad Umar, a politician and member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, joined the fight and declared ‘biryani with aloo’ a winner.
Dhandleee! We dont accept these rigged results. Biryani with aloo rules. Dharna to protest these results will be organized. A suitable location in cyber space for this dharna will be announced soon… https://t.co/9U2BBSlryf
— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) November 20, 2017
Well, people supporting potatoes in biryani were not any less excited and were trying to convince the ‘other party’ to try this one. A few of them were surprised to know that biryani exists without potatoes.
Potatoes all the way if I loose I am doing a jalsa
— Javeri (@KarimMeener) November 19, 2017
People who are voting against aloo clearly havn’t had biryani with aloo ever in their entire life…
— Omair Alam (@omair008) November 22, 2017
I couldn’t vote on time but would surly like Potatos in my Brayani
— Xulfi Soomro (@Pakiimport) November 21, 2017
Oh I missed to vote but who likes eating biryani without potatoes
— leena (@leenawahab) November 21, 2017
I only eat biryani for the potatoes
I mean even the idea of someone not instantly falling in love with these sizzling buns of spicy love is beyond me pic.twitter.com/tnMOfyOPtP
— Muhammad Abdurrehman (@Arehman_Baig) November 19, 2017
THIS IS WHY THE WORLD IS BURNING
WE NEED MORE PEOPLE WHO APPRECIATE POTATOES IN BIRYANI
— Kokoboppitybop (@BubbleLOEY) November 19, 2017
So, our ‘Biryani extremist’, this is what McLellan calls himself on his Twitter bio, still didn’t get the answer. And the mystery remains unsolved.
This mystery is better unsolved pic.twitter.com/AMI2gy12qL
— Controversial Rana (@RmShazib) November 20, 2017
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