The thing about classics is that they work as they are and must not be tinkered with. Of course, there are people who are into extreme experiments. That is how we ended up with strawberry biryani.
Yes, someone actually thought it was a good idea to put strawberries in biryani. Now the question remains, what do biryani enthusiasts, biryani connoisseurs and the public think?
Islamabad’s ‘digital evangelist’ Saad Hamid thought it would be a good idea to create this bizarre combination of strawberry biryani, or as he calls it ‘strawbiryani‘. (As though the city doesn’t already get trolled enough for a lack of biryani connoisseurs)
“We made “Strawbiryani” at home today and I am curious to know what desi Twitter has to say about it.”
We made “Strawbiryani” at home today and I am curious to know what desi Twitter has to say about it. pic.twitter.com/PCZ0Ug38gc
— Saad 🍓 (@SaadGH) February 19, 2021
The picture shows some pretty good-looking rice cooked along with chicken or mutton, and four strawberries on top.
Anything is possible in Lahore/Islamabad (with Biryani)
— Almas Raheel Siddique (@almas_raheel) February 19, 2021
It’s safe to say, desi Twitter wishes this Frankenstien food ceased to exist. People reacted from trolling the chef to straight up crying blasphemy.
Some users compared it to other viral food combinations like pineapple pizza.
It’s good. Can do better. Add some Cherries on top and garnish with pineapple slices. Serve it in chilled beer glass and enjoy 😉
— Anbhigya (@Anbhigya1) February 19, 2021
i sometimes get a pineapple fried rice dish at a nearby thai place and can confirm that the combination works
pineapple on pizza is for mutants and criminals tho
— wirthling (@wirthling) February 19, 2021
Worse than pineapple pizza
— Hasan הסן (@jerseybbt) February 19, 2021
Does it taste better than apple biriyani?
— 𝒞𝑜𝒾𝓃𝒟𝒾𝓃𝑜𝓈𝒶𝓊𝓇 ⭐️ (@coindinosaur) February 19, 2021
Waiting for someone to make a ice cream out of this. https://t.co/69w2GUgOXC
— Sai Vishal (@VISHSAI) February 19, 2021
Others just asked, why? Strawberry biryani is another instance of fusion confusion we didn’t need.
I'm curious. What purpose do the strawberries serve? I see meat so its not a vegetarian thing. Does it replace potatoes? Or is it for decorative purposes only?
— Afifah (@afifahtweets) February 19, 2021
Oh no! But why. Bet you have your biryani with zarda too…
— Beenish Hussain (@beeeniee) February 19, 2021
Can't explain in words how much I don't want to see this picture again……🥴🥴😑😑🥴😑🥴🥴
— shubhra_here (@_nervoussystem) February 19, 2021
Then there were people calling this straight up criminal.
Fit case for blasphemy, please report this tweet.https://t.co/39LEyKB8Pl
— صدیق جیلانی Siddique Jilani (@szjilani) February 19, 2021
295C ka parcha
— خان (@chupkaryaar) February 19, 2021
Wajib ul Qatal xD
— Uzair Ahmad Khan 🇵🇰 (@UzairAhmad_Khan) February 19, 2021
— Hira Saeed 😷 (@HiraSaeed__) February 19, 2021
“Toheen e Biryanii” disowning you Saad :p
— Muhammad Abdullah (@Abdullahsalim80) February 19, 2021
Things got ugly.
— Sai (already bodied by Liverpool stans) (@LFCSai7) February 19, 2021
— AafiViews (Qaim Khani) (@aafi_kk) February 19, 2021
U deserve chittars
— Amna (@amna_syed512) February 19, 2021
That just hurt.
Glad to see that Italian food is not the only one being defiled for attention.
— giulia tonelli – I ❤️ JKR (@latonella) February 19, 2021
Some were even looking out for a fellow brown man, asking Saad to return to the light.
Bsdk delete this
— . (@bendisiri) February 19, 2021
— اسریٰ (@freakonomist5) February 19, 2021
There were even people calling this a gimmick for attention online. Is this denial to accept that someone has defiled biryani, yet again?
Or did this man intentionally invite the wrath of the internet for a minute of viral fame?
Hype of attention seeking. Putting strawberries on Biryani makes it a strawbiryani lol
— Rana M Hassam Sajjad🇵🇰 (@EngrRMHS) February 19, 2021
its just normal biryani with a few strawberries on top
— Habib Rehman (@Habib1Rehman) February 19, 2021
You didn't tho. You just placed 4 strawberries on biryani and took a pic for some twitter attention. If you had actually cooked strawbiryani those strawberries would be mush during Dum. So yeah.
— black cat 💙 (@KaliBilli) February 19, 2021
— yN (@ynaveed) February 19, 2021
Yeh kya 5 strawberries upers showpiece bana k rakh di hain blend kr k salan ma mix krty phir maza ata.
— Samra (@it_ends_with_us) February 19, 2021
Totally … pic.twitter.com/suT63NZti8
— ❤ (@Navtweeets) February 21, 2021
What do you think? Is this ‘toheen-e-biryani‘ or just a viral gimmick? Is strawberry biryani a combination you’d be willing to try? Let us know in the comments below.