It’s not unusual for some of the West’s most popular nutrients to be rediscovered with some fancy names. The latest to join the list is our daily staple roti or volka called ‘balloon bread’.
A video of a recipe showing the steps to mastering balloon bread has baffled Indians all over the world. According to a recipe for balloon bread launched by the popular Food Channel Cookist, makers are asked to add yeast and milk to make the dough, then cut it into a few balls before rolling it.
When promoting the recipe as the “perfect alternative to bread”, people were amused at how it is nothing but a thing between roti and naan or a close cousin of kulcha.
The video and screenshot of the post soon went viral with people wondering how flatbread could be called an alternative to bread.
“Why add yeast and everything else while you can make it with wheat flour? This is Tawa Chapati in India and it’s our staple diet,” one wrote on Instagram, and another added, “It still colonizes other people’s food!”
Also on Twitter, a screenshot from the video went viral, sparking many jokes and sarcastic comments.
Lmao If you thought Gulab Jamun’s “sweet dumplings” were bad, we bring you “Balloon Bread” for Naan. https://t.co/6TPULYSGvb
– Mahwashajaz 🇵🇰 (@mahwashajaz_) October 5, 2021
They are bleaching our food now 😐 lmaooo balloon bread https://t.co/kYTcE8fzBg
– Zesty collides with WLR (PlayboiiFarti) October 5, 2021
When theft penetrates their DNA after centuries of looting 🤣 https://t.co/ih7k4dEMkH
– Shaily Singh (@ShailySinghP) October 5, 2021
Westerners for the love of God…. Please stop appropriating our culture. https://t.co/FHJBh4wSIY
– sh_nuu2 (@Nuu2Sh) October 5, 2021
Grandparents rolling in the grave https://t.co/9vSS6MkqnZ
– Crazy Gemini Cat Bitch (fathermaysil) October 5, 2021
Think of what is worse “balloon bread” or the fact that the first pic is roti and the result is a naan. https://t.co/9g3f8iLk5j
– Rob Maan (@agirlignedroop) October 4, 2021
How is the roti in the tava and the nan in the final image? Get this right from Atleast if you’re going to be renaming and applying makeup https://t.co/11p7I4k3HP
– Bretech (OLKVolkswagen) October 5, 2021
People are so bored that they start renaming the food??? https://t.co/egfsTsBkQY
– Shree Shree 🎃 (shree_tree) October 4, 2021
It’s 🎈🍞 Munisha
Kulcha is a middle-class culinarylist pic.twitter.com/yzH0OiUN0p
– Saurabh (@enj_life) October 5, 2021
I do not condone violence. Thus he said: pic.twitter.com/vDHp7azWjw
– Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH (@rUrmimalaSarkar) October 5, 2021
They need to add yeast so that the roti will swell. pic.twitter.com/IglVtPHAYv
– Rahul Sharma ️ (@RahulUkr) October 4, 2021