6 Indian Foods Which Are Not Of An Indian Origin

-A Guest Blog By Nikita Varma (iamdatingfood)

Indian dishes are delicious and are famous across the globe. But there are some of them which are not originated in India but has become so integral part of us that we can’t believe they are outsiders.

Let’s take a look at 6 Indian Foods Which Are Not Of An Indian Origin!

  • Samosa

Origin: Middle East

Our very own Samosa which we love with the cup of tea actually originated in the Middle East before the 10th century. And it is still prepared there with a meat filling.

  • Gulab Jamun

Origin: Persian

Yes, those sweet balls are not Indian! These are Persian, they are made thereby soaking the khoya balls in honey syrup and then having them drizzled with sugar.

  • Chicken Tikka

Origin: Glasgow.

This very famous Punjabi dish is an improvisation of the dry chicken prepared on the request of a customer by the chef Ali Ahmed in Glasgow.

  • Jalebi

Origin: Persians

This dessert can make anyone drool over it. This mouthwatering crisp dessert drenched in sugar syrup was introduced in India by Persians

  • Rajma

Origin: Mexican

The beans were brought to India through Central Mexico and Guatemala. The initial preparation has been adapted from Mexican recipes. If you like Mexican food, you will find they use beans in many things. Eg. Tacos.

  • Dal & Rice

Origin:  Nepali

Our all time comfort food. This combination is actually of Nepali origin and through North India, this dish entered India.

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