International Foods of India
18 May 2020

International Foods of India

Chimes Radio

Food is a core part of any culture and when you talk about India, this is even more obvious. In this mini-podcast, we talk about some popular Indian dishes which we assume to have originated locally but were actually brought to India by foreigners over many centuries. These dishes are now so ingrained in our social fabric, it will be impossible to think of them otherwise. We Indians love having Naans along with our favorite paneer dish but this much loved bread is not a “Made in India” and originally came from Persia and Iran.  Now all the tea lovers will be shocked to know that this much loved beverage, tea, came to India via the British people. Not only just tea but coffee also is not an Indian beverage. Originally it was developed in Arabia and Africa which was then transported to other countries of the world. Samosa with green chutney tastes out of the world, isn’t it? But this loved snack also doesn’t have its humble origins in India and is actually a Middle-Eastern dish which was brought to India by an Iranian scholar. When Indians talk about desserts, the first image that strikes our mind is the mouth-watering hot Gulab Jamun. But this is a Meditteranean dish which was accidentally made by the chef of Shah Jahan, the 5th Mughal Emperor.  Hope you enjoy this podcast on not-so-important yet very interesting trivia and continue to relish these great dishes. www.chimesradio.com  http://onelink.to/8uzr4g  https://www.facebook.com/chimesradio/  https://www.instagram.com/vrchimesradio/  Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/chimesradio See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.