Cumin seeds (zeera), turmeric powder (haldi), garam masala, tandoori masala and the Pakistani Shan masala make up Gigi Hadid’s pantry.
Super model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik were the most talked about celebrity couples of 2020 after they had a baby together and Pakistanis have now a whole new reason to talk about them after Gigi revealed that she uses desi spices and Shan masala.
Gigi Hadid, a popular fashion model, decided to join the latest Instagram trend of ‘Post A Picture Of’, wherein the followers asked her to post a particular kind of picture and she had to oblige them. So, when one follower asked her to post a picture of September 15, 2020, Gigi shared a picture of her kitchen cabinet full of desi spices that she clicked back on that day. The Instagram post caught the attention of the Twitterati and its snapshot soon went viral on the micro-blogging post.
Looking at the picture shared by Gigi Hadid on her Instagram stories, you would be able to easily spot well-known desi spices and a packet of Pakistani Shan masala commonly used in South Asia and especially in Pakistan cuisine.
Gigi posted the picture from the time she was expecting, revealing how she gorged on spicy foods during her pregnancy. “lol I was a psycho pregnant person,” she wrote as the caption.
The newly-turned mother revealed her love for Pakistani spices and desi Twitterati were super excited and shared the picture on Twitter, which garnered some amusing responses.
One of the netizen wrote, “when gigi hadid’s spice cabinet did more for south asian representation than anyone in hollywood ever will.”
Now some of the people have jumped into the argument that these spices belong from India or Pakistan? “Does @GiGiHadid even know that she escalated tension between India and Pakistan with her latest insta story”, wrote one user.
“Gigi Hadid literally had a baby with a Pakistani American man but the Internet should explode over Shan Masala in her spice cabinet how does this world function even what is the math.”