“True friends chop the onions and cry together”

Ljupka Cvetanova

Jokes apart, let me talk about the food habits of some people, that I have come across as they enjoy their food. (Indian Subcontinent).

I am not talking about table manners but the style of eating.

✔One category enjoyed eating each food item separately (as shown in the image below) without much mixing or crushing or smashing.

✔Another category of people enjoys the food by mashing all the food items together

Eating food items separately 

Many enjoy eating varieties of food separately but mixing the items when required without mashing the same.

You are how you eat


Mashing all those separate food items into a pulp

Eating food items by smashing, crushing or mashing and thus mixing all the items into a single pulp and enjoying the food in bits. (Indians call this version a Khichdi) as shown in the image below.

“Do not yuck another person’s Yum” Unknown

These people say that this is a combined taste of all the food items that taste better than eating separately.

Those who favour this type of eating say that they just experience the Heavenly taste.

“When I eat, I have to chop up everything on the plate and stir it all together. It devastates my mom. Everyone at the table is like, ‘That looks like cat vomit.’ And I stir my Coke with a spoon until it’s flat” Margot Robbie

Do you like this type of food?

I am not sure what exactly constitutes style of eating under food etiquette and who decides?

What these people argue is that everybody is busy chopping…

Chef/butcher chopping the vegetables/meat, tree feller chopping the trees, woodcutter chopping the wood, or hairdresser trimming the hair, gardener enjoying chop chop…if you allow them they go on doing without hesitation.

Maybe chefs and connoisseurs among the readers can guide me to understand better

Can you share your views and thoughts, my friend?

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏


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This post is part of Sue & GC’s Weekly prompts-Weekend challenge- CHOP

15 thoughts on “Chop

  1. Fantastic photos of onions. As to food, it depends on the kind of foods, their flavors, textures, and aroma. Some foods complement each other, but certainly not mashed together, yet some should be eaten together, while presented separately on a plate.

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    1. Thank you Dolly.
      Now I understand better.
      So it is advisable not to mash all those separate food items into a pulp and eat.
      So we leave it to the individual choice and decision.
      Are such things (mashing and making a pulp) allowed in a gathering for feast or during get together etc?

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      1. I am the wrong person to ask about what’s allowed, dear friend! You should ask Miss Manners – only kidding, of course. It’s not socially advisable, if you want to make a good impression, but if you don’t care, then just enjoy yourself.

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  2. I like everything on my plate at once but I take a mouthful of each separately. Thank you for this, Philo I love your interpretation of our Chop challenge. 🙂

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