For those who love food, 2023 was a truly exciting year, as many unconventional food combinations were showcased on social media, eliciting shock, surprise, and curiosity among the audience in India.
The strange combinations of local food that went viral in 2023 were described by News Bytes.
Tomato ice cream
A video that went viral online in June 2023 showed a street vendor making tomato ice cream. The video depicts the vendor receiving a tomato from a customer.
He slices the tomato, puts it on an ice tray, adds milk and caramel, and starts chopping and mixing everything.
Before serving, he pours the sliced tomatoes and caramel sauce over it all.
Gulab Jamun (milk balls) and dahi (fermented milk product of Indian origin)
When a video of gulab jamun being served with dahi went viral in 2023, many people on the Internet were surprised.
The video shows a street vendor offering gulab jamun and a large spoonful of yogurt for 50 rupees.
Panipuri (Indian water bread) with mango
In April, the internet went crazy for one of the strangest food combinations, mango paneer.
In a viral Instagram video, a man is seen trying a dish with paneer. The street vendor begins to prepare the snack by adding some diluted mango pulp to the paneer shell along with the filling.
However, netizens who love paneer and mango seem to be horrified by this combination.
Pakoras with Oreos (vegetarian fried snack in India)
Although pakoras are one of the most popular dishes in India and are made from a variety of ingredients, this year someone tried to make pakoras with Oreos.
In the viral video, people are seen dipping the cookies in the besan batter and frying them in a kadhai.
He cuts the pakoras in half and then puts them on a plate.