The bizarre food trends keep coming, and looks like there is no stopping them. If you are a fan of tasting new dishes, you may help yourself with a serving of what has come to be called ‘Candy Crush Paratha’. Taking its name from the addictive smartphone game of the same name, the sweet paratha is now available in Delhi’s famous Paranthewali Gali in Chandni Chowk.
A video of tasting the paratha was shared by food blogger Chahat Anand on her Instagram.
The food blogger commented, “Someone who is fond of the game, would have come up with this idea for children. I found it extremely sweet. Could not eat more than 1-2 bites.”
While the paratha made with a filling of candy, jelly, honey, dry fruits, seems worth a try, the savoury accompaniments with the sweetened paratha left many netizens asking ‘why?’
It is served with a pairing of regular potato curry (aloo sabzi), pickle, and green chutney.
“Sweet paratha ke saath chutney and sabzi?” asked one user, while another remarked, “Issshhh issshhh.. I will never try that. How do you do it?”
Another user commented: “This would be great as dessert, but without sabji and chutney”.
Yet another wrote, “Sweet paratha ke saath aloo ki sabji kuch different hogya yeh toh” (Sweet paratha with potato curry…seems quite different).
The video has so far garnered close to 50,000 likes. On being asked about its taste vis-à-vis our regular potato or aloo paratha in the comments of the video, the blogger commented, “This is too different. Can’t be had every day.”
Are you game for this interesting paratha?