The fact that Indian cuisine is mouth watering has been proven time and time again. No matter where a person is from, they will definitely enjoy the flavors of India. Now, a contestant on a popular cooking reality TV show has cooked up one of India’s famous street food, bhel puri, in a 10-minute pressure challenge. And that left the judges very impressed. Sarah Todd, an Australian celebrity chef, model, restaurateur and cookbook author, explained her thought process behind making bhel puri on Instagram. She began her post by saying, “What’s the tastiest dish you can make in 10 minutes?”
Then she added that the first thing that came to her mind was Bhel Puri.
In the rest of the caption, she writes, “It is said that a true blue Bhel Puri should be created just before consumption to prevent the puffed rice from becoming soggy. And all that remains is to let the taste take its course. Perfect for the 10 minute MasterChef challenge, right? Spicy, tangy and slightly spicy!”
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But many people living in India opted to see the fun side after seeing the judges’ reactions. Although they know how delicious and tasty bhel puri can be, the fact is that it is such a common snack for most Indians that hearing it described with such length and gusto was a touch. of humor.
One user on Twitter wrote: “Someone made Bhel Puri and the judges were like— ‘You packed such complex flavors in there and the raw onions were amazing and how did you manage to do this in 10 minutes !!!’
Someone did Bhel Puri at Masterchef Australia and the judges were like—
“You packed such complex flavors and the raw onions were amazing and how did you manage to do this in 10 minutes!!!” ????????????— Pratyasha Rath (@pratyasharath) June 8, 2022
Another user commented, “And the bhel puri wale bhaiya will cook it in 1 minute.”
Sharing a confusion between the Gujarati delicacy khandvi and pasta, a third user wrote, “Once they made khandvi and called it pasta or something! There’s a Gujju woman who runs a restaurant in Australia and she taught them how to do it. Its “pasta” is very famous and its restaurant is always full”
Once they made Khandvi and called it pasta or something???? there is a Gujju woman who runs a restaurant in australia and she taught them how to do it. His “pasta” is very famous and his restaurant is always full— SP (@CynLann) June 9, 2022
Another hilarious comment read, “So basically we have a MasterChef level dish every night at just Rs. 20.”
Emphasizing the need to appreciate Indian cuisine more, one user wrote, “Bhel Puri is an amazing dish and has fabulous flavor. Amazing that she did it in 10 minutes. Indian food is fantastic and we Indians don’t appreciate it enough.
Bhel Puri is an amazing dish and has fabulous flavor.. Amazing that she made it in 10 minutes.. Indian food is amazing and we Indians don’t enjoy it enough..— Ganesh S (@ sganesh181) June 10, 2022
Sarah Todd made her debut on the same show in 2014 when she placed in the top ten. She has two restaurants in India – Antares in Goa and The Wine Rack in Mumbai.