There is no food that matches the flavours of home food. All people living away from their hometown would admit to it. But did you know that many of the food items we claim to be ours are not actually so? Many of the present day Indian dishes do not have an Indian origin.
Here are some of our favourite Indian delicacies that did not even originate in India (be ready for some surprises):
Yes! Our staple dish of rajma isn’t actually Indian! Long before it was an Indian household dish, it was a Mexican favourite. It came to India via Portugal, while the cooking methods were borrowed from Mexico and Guatemala. A little twist with Indian flavours and we landed up with our favourite rajma. Thinking of your mom’s rajma-chawal yet?
Sorry to break your hearts, but this piece of heaven is also not Indian. ‘Luqmat al qadi’ was brought to India by the Persian invaders. It is said to have been originated in the Mediterranean region. We fell in love with these golden dough balls soaked in honey syrup and christened it ‘gulab jamun’. Over time, the recipe has been modified multiple times, but the undying love for it has remained.