Boasting around our food and roasting other cultures for their low spice tolerance is probably our favorite pastime. But at times we forget that the food we take our pride in sometimes doesn’t even belong to us originally. Feel cheated and traumatized right? Yep, that’s what I felt too.
Below is the list of food items that we always thought were Indian but they aren’t:
- Momo – Tibet
My heart broke when I got to know this. Momo is comfort food for all of us Indians, but it doesn’t even belong to us. Our neighboring country, Nepal, brought it to us. It is believed that momos were brought to India by the Newar merchants during their trade process. It is still unclear and no one really knows the actual story but god bless those merchants.