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Chola Bhatura or Bubble scallion pancakes? Experts debate the name game

Can you imagine Chola-Bhatura with any other name? Or accept the fact that paranthas can be renamed as pancakes to enhance their palatability. Would you fancy a plate of potato-stuffed pancakes served with mint yogurt? Or savoury semolina balls filled with tangy liquid and an assortment of spices? For restaurants in Western countries, it is not a new thing to rename Indian dishes. The latest example is that of a US restaurant selling pooris under the name of bubble scallion pancakes. Yes, the bhaturas that we have munched on for longer than we can remember are being sold as ‘scallion bubble pancakes’ by Peter Chang at his restaurant, Q, in Maryland, USA.  Predictably, the people who know what this dish actually looks like, took tosocial media to share their reactions and correct the chef; because this is definitely not a foreign creation!

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