It’s difficult to think of South Indian food without thinking about those soft, fluffy, and steaming idlis! Idli has always been one of our favourite comfort foods. This meal is widely accessible from street vendors and restaurants, and it is very simple to make at home. The best thing is that there are so many different kinds of idlis that we can’t get enough of them. Whether you want your idli dipped in sambhar or spiced up, there is always a dish that appeals to our taste buds. However, a recent turn of events has resulted in many people being dissatisfied with a ‘black idli.’

We can observe black idli being made in a video uploaded by Instagram food blogger @eatographers. A street seller begins the film by dumping a black batter and heating it to produce idlis. He removes them from the oven after they are puffy and covers them with ghee, red chilli powder, and chutney. This idli comes from a Nagpur Cafe, according to the blogger. The blogger also mentions in the video’s commentary that this black idli is a “detox idli” and “not for pregnant females.”

Since its release, the video has received 2.5 million views, 96.9 thousand likes, and hundreds of comments. Many people have expressed their displeasure with this unusual idli.

“What was the problem in white idli that they had to produce this?” one user wondered. According to another user, “This isn’t fair; someone is cooking black idlis while someone another is mixing chocolate into Maggi. This must come to an end.” Many other people have inquired as to what is utilised in the idli to make it seem black. It might be “ragi idli” or “charcoal infused” idli, according to many users.

What are your thoughts on these black idlis? Do you want to give them a shot? Let us know what you think in the comments area!


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