The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) which is a United Nations division looks after humanitarian and developmental aid to children around the world. Recently, UNICEF India posted a video on their Twitter account of making a Chikki, a traditional Indian sweet usually made with peanuts and jaggery. But they made a silly mistake of calling it a Tikki, a snack item made from boiled potatoes and curry spices. The contrast in the name has been pointed out by several netizens, schooling them on the right term to be used.
UNICEF India's Twitter account posted a recipe of Chana dal and sesame chikki. This traditional sweet is made commonly by using peanuts, groundnuts, melted jaggery. There are many other varieties including ones with puffed rice, Bengal gram or desiccated coconut. UNICEF usually posts children's initiatives, programmes, achievements from around the world. They do post simple recipes every few days. But this one time, they made a mistake with the name of the dish. Turmeric-Rice For Meal? Video Shows School Children Fed Haldi-Chawal in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur, Netizens Ask if 'Journalist Will be Arrested?'
Check UNICEF India's Tweet on Chana Dal Chikki Recipe:
— UNICEF India (@UNICEFIndia) December 9, 2019
People started schooling them soon. Some even asked why there were posting a recipe instead of something better. Check some of the replies.
Chikki ya Tikki..🤣🤣🤣
— Jatinder Singh جتیندر سنگھ (@jatindersingh30) December 18, 2019
Chikki!! Remember! It is Chikki!! Remember! It is not Tikki🤣
— Yagya (@Aksharamukh) December 19, 2019
I was so confused... Why tf is there jaggery in a tikki?
IT'S A CHIKKI NOT TIKKI 🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
— Divya | Bulletproof ARMY | ARSD📍 (@Diviroxon) December 19, 2019
— ♏ (@brokesilver) December 18, 2019
Need a Proof Reader
Shame, uncef ! Need a proof reader
— Natarajan Shanmugam (@NatarajanShanm7) December 20, 2019
Why is a Recipe Here?
Why is UNICEF promoting a recipe?
— Mohammed Naviwala (@monavy) December 20, 2019
However, when they tweeted the same in Hindi, they corrected it calling it a Chikki. They may have posted it with a nice intention but a single typo has made it a troll worthy tweet!