These 10 Indian food items are not actually Indian
New Delhi : Though pizza, burger, pasta, tacos or lasagne tickle our taste-bud, we feel of food completely when we eat our desi food. Be it biryani, rajma or jalebi, we can hardly resist ourselves from having a bite. But, do you know these food items are not Indian. Yes, after a thorough research, we came up with list of 10 Indian food items which are not of Indian origin.
Take a look at the 10 desi food items which are not Indian
Samosas actually originated in the Middle East and were called 'Sambosa'. They were filled with meat. Traders from central Asia introduced them to Indians.
- Gulab Jamun
The yummy-tasty-chashni dipped gulab jamuns are actually recipe from Persia. They were called 'Lokma' or 'Luqmat-al-qadi'.
This heavenly sweet is also the gift of Persia and Arab. All love to them!
Tea actually came from Britain. A cup of tea can calm down yourself.
Naan originated in Iran and later, popularised in India by the Mughals.
Biryani as a food took birth in Turkey, and during the Mughal period took the form of biryani in India.
Rajma originated from Mexico and Guatemala. The initial preparation is inspired from Mexican dishes.
- Chicken Tikka Masala
The king of non-veg dishes chicken tikka was first prepared by a chef in Glasgow, UK, after the customer complained about dry chicken. The humble dish then won the heart of every Indian.
The Bengali delicacy Shukto has its roots in Portugal. It spread in Bengal via Goa. Shukto, in Kerala is prepared from Bitter Gourd (Karela).
The concept of Dal Bhat came from Nepal to India. From the North, it slowly spread over all the regions and constitutes a huge part of our food.