On Wednesday, Alex Ellis, the British High Commissioner to India, asked a question to South Indians via Twitter. The poll read, “So South India; how do I eat tomorrow’s dosa?” The two options were hands or knife and fork.
A total of 2,537 people took part in the poll and 92% suggested that Ellis should opt for his first option and relish the delicacy in the most traditional manner with his hands.
A day later, the diplomat shared a video on Twitter, in which he appeared ready to have the delicious dish from South India i.e. Dosa. A plate with two bowls of sambar and chutney was placed on the table in front of Ellis, along with the Dosa. He took the knife and fork first but decided to put them on the table and check his phone. The British High Commissioner acknowledged the suggestions from people and moved forward to enjoy the Dosa with his hands.
He then took a bite of the crunchy dosa, looked at the camera and expressed with a hand gesture that he loves it.
The 25-second clip has now gone viral on Twitter. The video, which was viewed by over 2,66,000 people on the micro-blogging platform, was liked by nearly 24,000 people.
In another tweet on August 4, Ellis posted a photo with delicious Mysore masala dosa. “It was a great way to begin my first visit to Bangalore,” he tweeted.
As he was seen having the Mysore Masala Dosa with knife and fork, many suggested that that he use his hands next. So the next time he took to Twitter appreciating the flavours of the Dosa with his ‘hands’.
The internet is also reciprocating the gesture with love and appreciation. Check some reactions below:
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