The gulab jamun is under attack and the source of this attack is painful. Food network Tasty, whose quick, drool-worthy recipes will make you want to unleash the gourmand in you, released a recipe video last year for gulab jamuns that caught social media’s attention on Saturday and not for the right reasons.
The one-minute video titled “Indian Fried Doughnuts (Gulab Jamun)” is now facing Twitterati’s wrath because Indians on Twitter will not sit back and just go off about their day when the sacred gulab jamun has been misnamed.
The retaliation on the food network first came through renaming well-known dishes.
Cheese Chapati pic.twitter.com/tlEdUaYpMF
— #ChappalChorPakistan (@SupariTroller) May 26, 2018
Angrezi Samosay (Cornish Pasty) pic.twitter.com/tf5SPwTCzN
— nadim (@nadimpatel_) May 26, 2018
Ameerkan Papdi Chaat (Tacos) pic.twitter.com/IIoQ1d0Sr0
— Astronaut (@TheRobustRascal) May 26, 2018
Amreekan Vada Pav (Burger) pic.twitter.com/migJE3uU7R
— go away (@ahauntedvagina) May 26, 2018
Chocolate coated Medu-Wada (Donut) pic.twitter.com/R2RiDoUa6i
— #ChappalChorPakistan (@SupariTroller) May 27, 2018
And then it was just plain unfiltered anger
GULAB JAMUN = FRIED DONUT???? 1+1=23????
— Rai || Raven || Yoongi’s nose-scrunch enthusiast (@fudgecake_) May 26, 2018
WHERE IS THE ELAICHI?????????????? https://t.co/2QoZ0TqIUY
— Queen B. (@Nabeelah_26) May 27, 2018
Don’t ever disrespect gulab jamun like that again. https://t.co/Oi1719d45s
— Jaspreet (@Jas2000_) May 27, 2018
Our Gulab Jamun is our Gulab Jamun, none of your Indian Fried Doughnuts. https://t.co/BlEhana97z
— Tabrez (@its_tabrez_) May 26, 2018
Showing disrespect to Gulab Jamun is so not cool. If you don’t know the name of the dish please don’t justify by keeping a fancy kinda name and then appearing to be a cool cooking recipe platform. This is just like calling honey chilli potato as sweet and spicy fries. https://t.co/7yrBHODlA3
— Extremely dark humour (@karytene) May 27, 2018
White folks at @tasty just gentrified Gulab Jamun and made it shittier. It’s also not an Indian thing exclusively (proper vernacular is “Southasian” which encompasses 7 countries in the region), nor it is a goddamn donut.
Gulag me already. https://t.co/2Ve36JUtRF
— ali I. (@MCrizvi) May 27, 2018
THAT IS GULAB JAMUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! USE THE PROPER NAME!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/bU5FkLYQFO
— nhu pinned if unf (@neautrals) May 25, 2018
Maybe they would be better off doing what this Twitter user points out.
Correction: Gulab Jamun (Indian Fried Doughnuts). Give the explanation in brackets for those who don’t understand the real thing. https://t.co/vjlTTZpAMG
— సంగీత కొడితాల (@skodithala) May 27, 2018