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From Rajma rice to Jalebi, some such indigenous dishes are not from India but from foreigners.

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Apart from Bollywood and cricket, if anything in India is appreciated all over the world, it is the delicious spicy food here. People from all over the world especially come to taste the delicious food of India. But you will be surprised to know that the Indian food that people all over the world are crazy about, they are not actually from India! Yes, you heard it right, if you do not believe, then let us tell you about those famous dishes, which are not the gift of real India.
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rice and beans

The rajma which is most liked in northern India is not actually from India. Rajma was not initially grown anywhere in India. The Portuguese had brought it with them. Rather you will be surprised to know that the method of preparing Rajma by soaking, boiling and with spices is not from India but from Mexico. But due to Indian spices, we have given a different taste to Rajma.

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Syrup field rings

This desi dish is served in many different ways in India. But the strange thing is that the delicious jalebi was not born in India. This dish came to India with the Persian invaders. Let us tell you, the name Jalebi comes from the Persian name of the dessert ‘Jalibia’ or ‘Julabia’, while it is called ‘Jalabia’ in Arabic.

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Samosa

Indian samosa is so famous all over the world that wherever there is talk about Indians, the first thought of samosa comes in their mind. This potato-filled snack has held people together for a long time, but let us tell you, samosas have come to India from the Middle East. It is believed that the dish was first brought to India by traders from the Middle-Eastern region in the 14th century.

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sweet dish

Gulab jamun khoya balls are made and soaked in sugar syrup. But did you know that this dish was never made this way? Before becoming the main dish of India, Persians used to soak it in pure honey and eat it, which had a completely different taste. Let us tell you, the original name of Gulab Jamun was earlier Lukamat Al Qadi.

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chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala is believed to have been invented when a chef in Glasgow added tomato soup to chicken curry to please a customer. This dish became so famous there that it spread from Scotland and reached India. Next time you eat Chicken Tikka Masala from now on, don’t forget to thank the chef who invented it!

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Tea

There are countless number of tea lovers in India. Let us tell the tea lovers that tea originated in China. The Chinese used tea as a herbal drink. Seeing Chinese people drinking herbal tea, the British decided to bring it to India. The British also taught the art of tea cultivation to the people in North-East India and now this tea has become the need of the people of India.

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filter coffee

These days tea drinkers have switched to coffee. If people who drink coffee do not get coffee once a day, then they may not even sleep properly. But do you know where the coffee you drink so fondly comes from? Let us tell you, filter coffee was first drunk in Yemen, which was drunk without milk and sugar as an alternative to alcohol. It is believed that a Sufi saint Baba Budan first brought it to India and then in 1936 a coffee shop was opened in Mumbai. Since then filter coffee became famous in India.

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