Bangalore’s Iconic ‘Podi Idli’ Receives Unexpected Backlash After Viral Tweet – Here’s How The Internet Reacted

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Bangalore's Iconic 'Podi Idli' Receives Unexpected Backlash After Viral Tweet - Here's How The Internet Reacted

If you have ever been to Bangalore, you have probably heard of its famous ‘podi idli’. For those who don’t know, it is simply idli which is deeply soaked in ghee and covered with this spicy concoction called “gunpowder”. It adds flavor and spice to your idli.

Now, a Twitter Ankit Today recently visited the microblogging site to ‘shred’ Bangalore’s favorite cuisine. This is what happened on social media.

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Man ‘smashes’ Bengaluru’s favorite idli podi

Unpopular Opinion: I can’t stand drowning in ghee and podi idlis served at many popular places in Bangalore. ‘Death by calories’ and ghee overdose turn me off. Give me fresh, hot, smooth idlis and a nice chutney and I’m super happy! pic.twitter.com/r40P5GdByY

– Ankit.Today (@ankitv) May 27, 2023

On Twitter, he wrote: “Unpopular opinion: I can’t stand being drowned in ghee and podi idlis served at many popular Bangalore venues. ‘Death by calories’ and ghee overdose turn me off.”

He also stated that he prefers basic, spicy and fresh idlis to spicy ones. He also posted a photo of these simple idlis with hot sauce.

The tweet has had nearly 80,000 views since it was posted.

The tweet got a lot of reactions from foodies.

It has also sparked an online debate among foodies. One man tweeted: “Same, I’m so tired of rameshwaram, I’ll never go there again.”

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Same thing i am so over rameshwaram i will never go there again

—Akash (@nocashiril) May 27, 2023

One lady added: “Totally agree. That typical Rameswaram Cafe style is not Bengaluru at all. It feels like eating sand. I feel sorry when I see people lining up to eat that abomination.”

Totally agree. That typical Rameswaram Cafe style is not Bengaluru at all. He wants to eat sand. I feel sorry when I see people lining up to eat that abomination.

—Dr Deepak Krishnamurthy (@DrDeepakKrishn1) May 28, 2023

“Stop eating at popular food joints and hit the road. That’s what you need (those idler sized plates). They are mostly found in idler carts on the highway,” another suggested.

Stop eating at popular food places and get on your way. That’s what you need. They are mainly found in the idle carts on the highway.

— Dr. Naveen Sodem, PhD (@nisar_naveen) May 27, 2023

One lady also wrote: “Totally agree, I’ve been saying this from the start, just drinking tons of ghee n chutni pudi doesn’t make it tasty.”

Totally agree, I’ve been saying this since the beginning, just drinking tons of ghee n chutni pudi doesn’t make it tasty.

— PreeThi (@BisiBeleBathh) May 28, 2023

If you don’t already know, in podi idli, idli podi (milagai podi) is combined with sesame oil or ghee and spread on the idlis.

Podi idli is a delicious dish that is usually prepared for long journeys. Mini or full size idlis can be used to make podi idli. Podi idli is frequently made with small idlis.

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“Gunpowder” refers to a spicy seasoning or powder commonly used as a seasoning or accompaniment for idlis. It is also known as “idli podi” or “milagai podi” in South Indian cuisine.

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