There are quite a lot of things that we have made our very own. But you might be surprised by the things that are near and dear to everyone but do not originate from our country.
This might come off as a shock but samosa is not Indian. It originated in the Middle East and is called Samsa in Africa and Sambusa in Afghanistan.
2) Gulab Jamun
We inherited this blessing in disguise from Central Asian Turkic invaders.
The only thing responsible for giving us a peaceful breath is owned by the American company Procter and Gamble.
Every state has its version of this dish. But surprisingly this is also not Indian. It is believed that biryani originated from Persia and was brought to India by the Mughals.
Most of the Indians if not all must have owned a pair of slippers from bata. Well, this is also not Indian. The brand is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Garam chai and pakoda are a delicacy in most households. Well, we have China to thank for it.
7) Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
It might come as a shock that this is not Indian as it has “Hindustan” in its name. But it’s owned by an Anglo-Dutch company called Unilever which owns a 67% controlling share in it.
This 2-minute dish is owned by nestle which is a swiss company.
9) Gudang Garam cigarettes
Even if you don’t smoke, you might’ve still heard of Gudang Garam cigarettes.it is a product of Indonesia.
10) Filter coffee
Debatably filter coffee is the best kind of coffee. This too is not Indian. Coffee was made familiar to us by a Muslim saint named Baba Budan from Yemen.
Shocking isn’t it?