Desi Twitter is always looking for ‘Videshi’ representation. So when an Australian journalist named Chloe tweeted a photo of a ‘Chole
Bhature’, Indians on Twitter nearly exploded.
Even though Indian recently beat Australia in its home ground in Gabba at the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India-Australia relations have been on a high lately. So when journalist Chloe Chloe-Amanda Bailey posted a photo of ‘Chole Bhature’ – the north-Indian, vegetarian dish consisting of spicy gram along with a special type of deep-fried sourdough bread, Indians couldn’t help but be impressed.
Taking to the microblogging site, Chloe, who seems to all things Indian be it Bollywood or Desi food, shared an image of the popular dish on Twitter and wrote, “Iconic (if you know, you know)”.
The photo instantly caught the attention of Indians on Twitter who flooded the post with memes and jokes. Many found it hilarious that Chloe had finally found ‘Chole’ and thought it was a match made in heaven. While one Twitter user jokingly renamed the journalist “Chole -Bhature Belly”, another dubbed her “Chole Amanda”.
Chole -Bhature Belly— Rofl Gandhi 2.0 🏹🚜 (@RoflGandhi_) March 12, 2021
Chole Amanda— Maithun Chakraborty (@Being_Humor) March 12, 2021
The tweet got so popular that both ‘Chloe’ and ‘Chole’ briefly trended on Indian Twitter.
This is not the first time that Chole Bhature has made it to the headlines in India. In September last year, Indian skipper Virat Kohli made Chole Bhature trend on social media after he admitted his love for the desi comfort street food during an interaction with PM Narendra Modi.