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5 Facts About Indian Food You Should Be Aware Of

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Lifeberrys
04th July, 2019 07:29 IST

Food. Everyone loves it, everyone has it. Everyone even talks about it. Food is something we can talk about for hours and hours. You might know different dishes and their recipes. But how much do you know about the history of Indian food? Or how many Indian food-related facts are you aware of? Here are 5 interesting facts related to Indian food you might not know:

# India is rightly called the Land of Spices. No country in the world produces as many varieties of spices as India.

# Staple ingredients of Indian cuisine like potato, tomato and chilli don't have Indian origin. They were brought to India by the Portuguese.

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# Not only this, the Portuguese also introduced us to refined sugar. Before that? Fruits and honey were used as sweeteners in Indian food.

# Here comes a blow! Our very favourite Chicken Tikka Masala, a popular dish in India, is not Indian. It was invented in Glasgow, Scotland!

# The first Indian restaurant in the USA was opened in the mid 1960s. Today, there are around 80,000 Indian restaurants in America.

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