Food of India is always on the bucket list of all travelers. From place to place our customs, traditions, and food changes. Although people visiting India from different nations are keen to visit places as well as to taste the mouth-watering food of India. Moreover, each and every place of India is having its own specialty. Thus foodies or food bloggers of India are searching for new foods day by day.
Also, the number of food items we are eating in our day to day life is just palatable. Many food items served in India are with Indian origin but we are unaware of the fact that many items we are eating in our daily life are not with Indian origin.
So, here is the list of Indian Food items with the non-Indian origin.
One of the most famous Indian desserts had its origin from Persia and Mediterranean. There it is known as “Luqmat-al-Qadi” which was a deep-fried dough ball soaked in honey. Although Indians had modified the recipe.
Can’t imagine this name on the list? But yes widely used beverage of India had its origin from China. The credit for the introduction of Chai or Tea goes to Britishers, as they wanted to break China’s monopoly.
One more famous desert of India, Jalebi actually originated from the Arabic and Persia regions. Moreover, it is known as “Zalibiya” in Persian language and “Zalabiya” in Arabic.
A famous Indian Snack, Samosa is basically modified from the original form of “Sambosa” from the Middle East. The Indians however change it by introducing potatoes and spices instead of meat in it.
Dal BhaatIndian food, Dal Bhaat actually originated from Nepal. But nowadays it is the common food of every family.
Not a part of Indian food and beverages, Coffee came to India by Baba Budan from Mecca. After returning to India, he cultivates Coffee and from then onwards coffee becomes famous all over the country.
Rajma or Kidney beans are actually a Mexican dish that is now a part and parcel of Indian food. Although Rajma is an essential ingredient of Mexican food.
Naan which is quite common in India during parties along with Panner or Chicken is actually discovered by Europeans and Americans. Also, the roots of Naan can be found in the Persian region and brought to India by Mughals.
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