Chef Sanjeev Kapoor latest video on a 'Malabar Paneer' recipe has got people on Twitter up in arms.
He described the dish as a "wonderful Malabar dish that has the flavors spicies and offers several gastronomic opportunities."
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
The problem that many people pointed out was that most dishes from the Malabar region of Kerala incorporate meat or fish.
Here are some of the reactions to his tweet:
The closest thing to paneer for malayalees😆😆 pic.twitter.com/Dtp6NOoh2g— Benson Mamman (@bensmaman) April 18, 2018
Next, I will provide the recipe for yummy "Banarasi beef fry"... pic.twitter.com/TvwnNb68L7— Arjun Ramakrishnan (@aju000) April 18, 2018
Malabaris venerate chicken andfish and ofcourse beef.only those sacred things are allowed to use the name Malabari.. the rest is all kachra— priyanandu (@pris40) April 18, 2018
Oh god. Paneer avial.— Chutney Times (@NithyaRajagopal) April 18, 2018
Sir Please make Bengali Theplas!!— Vivaan Hilal (@HilalVivaan) April 18, 2018
You just hurted all the citizens of Kerala.We hate Paneer😂😂— Aiwin Joseph (@notaiwin) April 18, 2018
Malabar Paneer? That’s very insulting.— Deviprasad (@deviprasadv) April 19, 2018