Coming up with our next article at Eat-Street we are trying our best to reveal the origin of few most common Indian dishes which are actually found by some other countries and migrated to India, and became the choice of almost every Indian taste buds.
There is something which is very true coated by some-one that besides our diverse multitudes there is one thing that unites India, it is our legendary love for food. Every Indian is so deeply in love with food that for almost every occasion, mood, season and gathering there are different dishes made. Like be it Chai-pakora during rainy evenings, poha-Jalebi to celebrate Sunday mornings, there are quintessential Indian delicacies that we all swear by!
There we came up with an interesting fact about our 24*7 favourite food sadly but the truth which is not originally from our land.
- Samosa: from the Middle East called as sambosa
We are not at all having a intentions to break your heart but while preparing for this article we have come across to a bitter truth that our beloved Indian samosa is not Indian at all, basically the origin of samosa was first found at middle east and travelled a lot from Egypt to Libya, and from central Asia to Indian sub continentin13th or 14th century. Originally it was named as Samsa.
- Dal Bhaat: from Nepali called dal bhaat
Now walking from appetizer towards meal we have another name which is going to be equally shocking for us that our all-time most satisfying dish of either lunch or dinner that is dal bhaat (dal chawal) yes you had read correctly the most common and key food of every Indian kitchen is also not an Indian dish. Actually, dal bhaat is the origin of Nepal the dish entered to Indian kitchen north Indian influence.
- Rajma: Mexico called red kidney beans
Continuing with our list we add the name of another popular Indian dish that is rajma which is originally a Mexican dished travelled to India from Mexico, And though rajma chawal continues to be a well-loved staple, particularly in the Northern states, the preparation technique for it comes from outside as well. The only difference between Indian rajma and Mexican kidney beans is that we eat it in a thick gravy with a steamed rice or tandoori bread and they generally take its bite with boiled vegetables in the form of salads.
- Gulab jamun: Persia called luqmat al qadi
The shaan of every Indian lunch/dinner buffet without which meal is incomplete that is gulab jamun, these signature Indian sweet is not at all originated from India basically gulab jamun is been travelled from Persia.Persian invaders brought along when they came to India. The dessert got the first half of its name, ‘Gulab’ from the Persian words ‘gol’ (flower) and ‘ab’ (water), referring to the rose water-scented syrup that the fried khoya balls are dunked in. The original preparation is known as ‘luqmat al qadi’.
- Jalebi: the Middle East called zalabia
The dessert which is on the top of a wish list of every Indian as the weekend coming up closer yes you all are thinking in the right direction we are talking about the most common and hot served Indian dessert jalebi, which is also travelled from somewhere else to India. Basically, jalebi was travelled from the Middle East where it is found in various preparations, it was originally called ‘zalabia’ in Arabic or ‘zilabiya’ in Persian. It was the Persian invaders who brought the dessert with them to India.