Popular in India but doesn't belong to India

Popular in india but doesnt belong to india4
Monday, 21 January, 2019

There are few things which we, Indians have been using for so many years and we almost believe that their origination as our own country. India is known for its diversity, cultures, traditions, languages and many more, Indians have always been open to foreign originated foods, brands and other daily essentials. People got used to many products as we have traded with multiple countries since the past. Also, if anything wins our heart, we relish them with warm heart.

Below is a list of items which flourish as an Indian origin, but are not.

1. Biryani:
Biryani in India is ‘LOVE.’ It is famous and available in multiple flavours across several parts of the country. Here are a few leading chains people voted the best to be, who are ruling the Biryani World.
Paradise, Hyderabad
Paragon, Calicut
Thalappakatti biriyani, Dindigul
Lucky’s Restaurant, Mumbai
Wahid’s Biryani, Lucknow
Karims, New Delhi
Nizam’s, Kolkata
But did you know the dish had its origin from Persia and the word 'Birian' is a Persian word which means 'fried before cooking'? Surprising, isn't it?

2. Dal Rice:
Everyone's favourite homemade food, dal is cooked in various styles in different states of India. And most of us like eating Dal with mango pickle or with Rotis and is a popular dish in both southern and northern parts of the country. What do you think is the root place of dal rice? Well, I guessed it to be from South India. But, I was startled to know it’s from Nepal.

3. Filter Coffee:
This is quite interesting! Which place hits your mind when you think of Filter Coffee? Mylapore, isn't it? But the most refreshing drink famous for the froth on its top is not a native beverage. It was introduced to India by Sufi saint Baba Budan, which he discovered while on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He bought seven coffee beans from Yemen and was then consumed without milk and sugar as a substitute of liquor in India.

4. Naan A-K-A Butter Naan:
You often start your main course with Naan and Butter Chicken or Paneer Butter Masala at restaurants. Also, it tastes well with all other Indian dishes. The Naan is brought to India during the Mughal era and actually belongs to Persia.

5. Nestle:
We have been using Nestle products since our childhood. Do you remember eclairs, milky chocolates with colourful wrappings? Be it birthdays, celebrations at school or any other parties, Eclairs chocolates were the ones that steal the show before 20 years. The popular mouth-watering Hershey's chocolate syrup also belongs to Nestle. Do you remember the advertisement 'Melody ithni chocolaty kyun hein'? Even the famous Melody Chocolate is from the house of Nestle.
Check out some Awesome categories Nestle Ruled:

  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Chocolates and Confectionery
  • Milk Products and Nutrition
  • Pasta, Noodles and Cooking Aids
This most popular brand is a Swiss-based brand.

6. Colgate:
Can you guess the name that comes to your mind immediately if I say? “Kya aapke toothpaste mein namak hain?” You guessed it right, Colgate. The most used and known toothpaste in India is an American product.

7. Tide Detergent:
No one forgets the well-known tide detergent advertisements following the legacy since its launch in 2009. Can you guess the famous line in the ad? “Chauk gayee...?”
Funny though engaging ads won everyone’s hearts in India. But the detergent originally belongs to US market manufactured by Procter & Gamble, an American company.

Isn't it hard to believe that what we like the most doesn't basically belong to us?
Though all these do not primarily belong to India, they are very popular, and most loved in our country.
Tell us if you know more such things in the comment box below.

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