10 foods that should never ever be eaten without ketchup

With Ramazan ongoing, we bring to you, 10 foods that just cannot be eaten without ketchup


Sidra Ayaz July 03, 2015
This sauce is like magic; it complements all sorts of foods and can turn simple foods into deliciously scrumptious, rich and healthy meals.

Ketchup is the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. This red sauce is like magic; it complements all sorts of foods and can turn simple foods into deliciously scrumptious, rich and healthy meals. With Ramazan ongoing, we bring to you, 10 foods that just cannot be eaten without ketchup:



There is no burger which tastes complete without a layer of ketchup squeezed on top of it! None.



 



HOW can anyone have French fries without ketchup? In fact, I’ll give you a better idea, take freshly cooked fries, put them in a box (with a lid), add some lemon, a little bit of red pepper or chaat masala, squeeze the ketchup-y goodness on top, close it with the lid, shake it like a polaroid picture and devour! Yum. I know what I am having for iftar today!





I mean, sure you think you have tomato paste on the base of a tandoori pizza or any pizza, but is that really enough? Is there such a thing as too ketchup-y? NO! Try dipping your pizza slice in ketchup once and I promise you will not regret it. In fact, when you don’t have tomato paste, how do you bring that delicious taste to your pizza: Ketchup, the saviour!

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Name any samosa – Aloo? Cheese? Qeema? Chicken? Daal? Not one of them is complete without a generous helping of ketchup on the side.





Spring rolls without ketchup is like pizza without cheese! In fact, all kinds of rolls, including BBQ paratha rolls taste delicious with ketchup!





Nuggets, chicken poppers, onion rings - basically everything covered in breadcrumbs will only ever be scrumptious when paired with ketchup. That's a fact. And there is no denying that fact.

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Be it spaghetti with meatballs or keema; pasta made in red sauce or just plain noodles and cheese, there is no eating it without adding a dollop of ketchup on top!





Sandwiches of all kinds; flying saucers, shawarmas, wraps, subs, open faced and any other that cross your mind - none are complete without the added ketchup. In fact, sandwiches seem dry till they have been generously filled with ketchup!





I bet you cannot resist spicy achari mirchi pakoras or chicken pakoras? Perhaps you like paneer pakoras instead, or palak pakoras? Whichever pakora you like, they just aren't finger lickin' good till you've dipped them in ketchup!





There are lots of people who do not like mustard in their hot dogs, but there is no hot dog that can ever be complete without ketchup.

 

COMMENTS (9)

vicktor d'souza | 5 years ago | Reply @Cricket Lover: Apparently you are naive. Ketchup in moderation is fine. And look up "leucopenes", a chemical found in red colored vegetables and fruits, which is highly beneficial for men, especially those facing prostate issues including cancer. Ketchup contains a substantial amount of leucopenes, more so than even fresh tomatoes !
Cricket Lover | 5 years ago | Reply Author is naive. Pasta and Pizza have separate sauces so does all the things you mentioned here. Stop promoting ketchup for your own benefit. Ketchup is bad for health specially for young children.
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