There are certain sabzis that are universally hated by Indian teens, like lauki (bottle gourd) and turai (Chinese Okra). The diverse multiplicity of Aloo Sabzis, however, has managed to remain in the clear by and large. Recently though, Aloo Baingan Sabzi was mentioned in the list of 100 worst-rated dishes in the world. But! Is this dish really as hated as it seems? To answer this important question, we took a stroll around the Internet to see how people truly felt about it.
Aloo Baingan Name One Of The World’s Worst-Rated Dish
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TasteAtlas recently released a list of 100 of the worst-rated dishes in the world. There were no Indian dishes in the top ten and only one in the rest of the list. Even then, the dish named in the list left many surprised and shocked. The dish named was Aloo Baingan Sabzi.
For those who may not know, Aloo Baingan Sabzi is one of the most popular vegetarian dishes that Indians make. Its main ingredients, as its name suggests, are aloo (potatoes) and baingan (eggplant). You could even say that baingan is the second vegetable that is coupled with aloo.
Dinner tonight..bajra roti rice daal and aloo baingan veg peanut chatney and mango pickle… pic.twitter.com/4lEWb0gpFN
— 🇮🇳RAVI MALHOTRA🇮🇳 (@ravipmalhotra) January 23, 2023
The first, of course, would be gobhi or cauliflower. To see if Aloo Baingan is really the most hated dish, we took a gander at what the Netizens had to say.
Is It Really Hated That Much? Here’s What Netizens Feel
After completing 10th grade, I took it upon myself to help in the kitchen during lunch.
My mother, a teacher, still had to attend school since we belonged to different educational boards. Surprisingly, aloo-baingan and Yellow daal became my ultimate choice simply because it was… pic.twitter.com/ev4w0oYgKq
— Reyme (@Reyme_KS) July 8, 2023
As someone who is admittedly not a huge fan of the dish, I found these memories touching. It is understandable if the dish is not everyone’s favourite because the texture can be slimy. However, it does have its plus points. It is quick, easy and nutritious to make.
As it turns out, the Internet was filled with anecdotes and tributes featuring this dish. One person, in particular, wrote about how she would regularly cook dal and aloo baingan because of convenience and her father would eat it.
My Ammi makes such a yummy Aloo baingan ke we have ordered kfc and I am eating Aloo baingan with deep fried, toasted sesame seed Naan 😌🤌🏻♥️
— Su$hie🇵🇸 (@Regenaphilangi) September 11, 2023
She later found out that her father hated the vegetable but ate it simply because his daughter had lovingly whipped it up! Another user talked about how they chose their mother’s aloo baingan sabzi over KFC!
Have you ever made Aloo Baingan yourself? Are you a fan of this sabzi? Let us know in the comments section below!
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