Much like his delicious dishes, celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor recently got roasted on Twitter for posting about ‘Malabar Paneer’. Quick heads up- Malabar cuisine is from the south Indian state of Kerala and is famous all over the world for its distinctive flavours because it is influenced by a plethora of cuisines like Arab, Brahmin and Chirakkal. While it’s famous for a lot of things, paneer is not one of them!
Check out what he tweeted:
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
As soon as the chef posted the recipe, people were quick to remind him that ‘Malabar Paneer’ does not exist. Malabar Beef? Sure. Malabar Chicken? Hell yeah! But no bro. Not Malabar Paneer.
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
We don’t eat Paneer in Kerala. Never heard of it, never seen it. Did you get this recipe from whatsapp university?
— Balgit Sharma (@BalgitSharma) April 18, 2018
This relentless paneerification of all Indian dishes must be stopped!
— Venkat Viswanathan (@east_zephyr) April 18, 2018
As a malabari, Iam hearing about such a dish for first time. What does North Indian paneer had to do with malabar’s traditional dishes
— Sanjay C (@Raging_Ottayaan) April 18, 2018
You just hurted all the citizens of Kerala.We hate Paneer
— Aiwin Joseph (@notaiwin) April 18, 2018
Some of the retorts were downright hilarious:
The closest thing to paneer for malayalees pic.twitter.com/Dtp6NOoh2g
— Benson Mamman (@bensmaman) April 18, 2018
Next up, Minced Beef Dhokla & Pork Chicken Undhiyo!
— Private Citizen #RYP (@Pvt_Citizen) April 19, 2018
Next, I will provide the recipe for yummy “Banarasi beef fry”… pic.twitter.com/TvwnNb68L7
— Arjun Ramakrishnan (@aju000) April 18, 2018
Please, next time post the recipe of Gujarati beef roast.
— Chacko George (@chackog) April 18, 2018
Sir ji, please give recipe for Lucknow style Avial also. https://t.co/kAdXLhXAfd
— Madhu Menon (@madmanweb) April 18, 2018
Anybody in the mood for some Malabar Paneer, fellas?