Indian food is enjoyed around the world because of its scrumptious varieties. Diversity in India takes a great responsibility for introducing and sharing different kinds of food. However, there are some soul recipes which were not from Indian origin that makes anyone highly impossible to believe!
Originated in Middle East and Central Asia.
It traveled mainly across Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia and entered Indian subcontinent along with Islam during Muslim rule.
A deep-fried triangle shaped savory stuffed with potato/minced meat, samosa is now enjoyed world wide with variety of fillings.
Indian chat cuisine is incomplete without samosa.
A sweet dish from Persia entered India during Persian Invasion.
Gulab Jamun is a sugary delight made with koya, dipped in sugary syrup which makes anyone to get easily tempted to have a bite, forgetting the calories.
Most Indian marriages/celebrations are incomplete without Gulab Jamun.
Chinese first used tea as a medicinal drink.
It was introduced in Assam, India by the British to break the Chinese control over tea market.
Tea took various forms across the globe by adding milk, spices, etc.
Chai has a high influence on majority of Indian population.
Coffee credits goes to Yemen.
It was believed a Sufi saint from Karnataka, India bought raw coffee beans from Yemen while coming back from Mecca.
He smuggled coffee beans by hiding in his beard and planted in Chandragiri hills in Mysore, Karnataka.
Coffee and Tea are soul drinks discovered by/for humanity.
Coffee took various forms like filter coffee, cappuccino, mocha, etc by adding milk and sugar.
Naan has its roots in Central Asia.
Persian cuisine from Iran in particular gave naan to the world.
It entered India during Mughal era. Iranian naan was simple but it gained a lot of versions like butter naan, garlic naan, tandoori naan etc while traveling Indian subcontinents.
A flat bread recipe, naan become an integral part of Indian cuisine.
A Persian sweet from middle east, jalebi had no connection to India.
It was brought by Persian Invaders.
Indians gave various forms like thin and crispy jalebi, thick and spongy jangri, etc sided with rabri, curd.
Jalebi is a widely popular dessert for celebrations.