10 Famous Dishes In India That Are Not From India

By Vidushi Singh

Did you know that some of the most popular foods consumed in India aren't even native to the country or didn't even start off there?Here is a list of foods that we have mistakenly believed to be Indian but are actually not.

Gulab Jamun

Also demonstrated as the king of sweets which is prepared by soaking khoya balls in honey syrup and drizzle of sugar over it.


A Central Asian food which is now one of the favorite dishes in India. Samosa is made from stuffing aloo bharta in maida roll.

Dal Bhat

Dal Bhat is a dish made of lentils and rice which is either boiled or steamed which is served with chutney and achar.


The Portuguese brought Rajma or Kidney Beans to India. Indians prepare delicious rajma from chopped onions, garlic, tomatoes and other spices.

Chicken Tikka Masala

The famous Punjabi dish Chicken Tikka is made from Chicken chunks that are marinated in spiced and herbed yogurt and then grilled.

Filter Coffee

Filter coffee introduced to India by Sufi saint Baba Budan is made from coffee powder mixed with hot milk.


A Portuguese meat dish which is quite popular in Goan restaurants made from pork marinated in wine and garlic.


A spiral shaped crisp and juicy sweet dish made up of all purpose flour and sugar syrup.


Naan are flatbreads made from leavened dough which are served with either dal makhani, shahi paneer or even malai kofta.


The best version of Biryani is Chicken Biryani which ismade from combining rice, meat, chicken and cooking by combining spices to it.