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Chocolate Biryani to Mango Pani Puri: Weird food combos for the curious and brave

We delve into the strange world of viral food combinations sweeping India’s food landscape

Pooja Mitra | Published 30.05.23, 03:38 PM
How many types of pani puris and fritters have you tried?

How many types of pani puris and fritters have you tried?

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The best thing about food is there’s no right or wrong. Everything is subjective, differing from person to person. If we ask you about the weirdest food combinations you have tried, you’re sure to have your own list, and we’re not judging if it involves milk powder Maggi and chilli chicken with muri. Okay, maybe just a little bit.

So, fasten your seatbelts, prepare your tastebuds and scroll down, as we delve into the weird world of viral food combinations sweeping India’s foodscape.


Popsicle Idli

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Summer calls for popsicles, ice creams, kulfis and sundaes. But, have you tried the south Indian breakfast favourite, idli, with this playful twist? The idlis are accompanied by sambar, mint chutney and peanut chutney as dipping sauce. So, if you are up for something new, take out those ice cream moulds and present idli — the trending way.

Mango Pani Puri Shots

Two forever favourites in one dish! Sign us up... or not. The tamarind water has been replaced with thick mango paste that looks a lot like aamras, and there’s ghugni instead of aloo makha (mashed potato) in the phuchkas. Sweet and sour, cool and crunchy... If you are in Mumbai, track this place down and let us know how your taste buds hold up?

Fanta Maggi and Fanta Omelette

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Double trouble or double dhamaka? Fusion food took a giant step in the history of mankind when popular thirst quencher Fanta met soulfood of all-times Maggi, in Ghaziabad. This recipe not only has the drink, but also dry spices like amchur and turmeric powder, and is made in ghee. We are still trying to process the process.


The Fanta fiesta didn’t stop with Maggi. There’s also a Fanta omelette available in Gujarat. Here’s the address: Shop no-8, Shant Vasuram Shopping Centre, Near Bhulka Bhavan School, Adajan, Surat.

Be curious, be brave.

Chocolate Fry

Kuch meetha ho jaye underwent a major makeover with this chocolate fry recipe. Logically thinking, if ice creams can be fried, why not chocolates? Here’s the recipe if you wanna give it a shot.

Chocolate Biryani


We’re as baffled as you. This unusual pair was tried by a YouTuber in the Warehouse Kitchen in Mumbai. Is the chocolate and biryani lover in you ready to give this the benefit of doubt?

Oreo Pakoda

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It’s near June and we will soon switch our tracks from Kaaley megha kaaley megha paani toh barsao to Barso re megha megha. That also means it will soon be the official bhajiya and chai time of year. The humble pakoda took a whimsical turn with the addition of Oreo cookies in Ahmedabad. Would you consider having it too?

Dal Makhani Ice Cream Rolls

And just when you thought you’d seen it all, innovation took an unexpected turn in Delhi with Dal Makhni Ice Cream Rolls. The buttery goodness of slow-cooked lentils are transformed into a frozen treat, capturing the imagination of adventurous eaters.

Last updated on 30.05.23, 03:38 PM

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