Ever wondered what the pakodas are called outside India? while we call our food with all the yummy names, the other countries have given these dishes their own classic names. we should totally dig these names, Let’s see what all these dishes called in the foreign lands!!
The pakodas can be called potato filled fried momos. but initially, they are called deep fried fritters. mostly served with refreshments and starters, all over the world.
Spicy Potato bread!! This is the foreign name for Aloo Parantha! This popular Punjabi breakfast is famous in London, Manchester, and Florida as Spicy Potato bread.
Who would have thought our Mumbai’s street food dish Pav Bhaji, created to feed the mill workers will achieve such international fame! Also called as Sloppy Pav, the Pav Bhaji is one of the most ordered Indian snacks abroad.
*you read it in a Punjabi tone, didn’t you?*
More formally known as murgh makhani. Cooked in Southern, Central and Western Asia. it originally came from the foreign lands and hence has the same name as butter chicken.
Chicken tikka masala
it is actually England’s most popular Indian dish. Chicken tikka masala is a bowl of roasted chunks of chicken in a spicy sauce. sounds so classy though!
The sauce is usually creamy, but the recipe varies greatly so you never know what you’ll get!
It is called chickpea curry. It is usually served as a breakfast with bhatoora, onions, carrot pickle, green chutney and achaar (variety of vegetables).
Malai Kofta is the vegetarian version of meatballs, hence veg-balls. It goes well with naan bread or Jeera rice. Although it is typically cooked only for special occasions, many Indian restaurants in England still serve this on the daily.
A popular Indian snack, you can find dozens of street vendors in London selling this. There are several types of chaat, but the variants are all based on fried dough mixed with other ingredients.
the all-time favorite breakfast (also monotonous) of all times. It is known as flaked rice, flattened rice, pressed rice. In Indian languages, beaten rice is known as poha, chivda, powa, aval, avalakki, chiwra etc. Flattened rice is just that.
So, now you know all the class-y names of your favorite dishes. next time you order these, try these names!
Also read: The Invention of Your Favourite Snack – Pani Puri