WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT INDIAN FOOD?

With wonderful spices that fill the air with an aroma that instantly gets your mouth watering, Indian food has some of the most popular dishes and recipes in the world. But how much do you know about the sub-continent’s food and recipes?

QUESTIONS

1. What is the Indian word for tea?

2. What is the main ingredient in any of the different recipes for raita?


3. What is the name given to the clay pot which is shaped like a large urn and where the food is cooked over charcoal?

4. What is the name given to the Indian fritter which is deep fried and normally contains vegetables such as cauliflower and aubergine, amongst others?

5. What is the thin unleavened flat bread made with atta grain flour which is similar to a pita?

6. Which traditional and classic UK snack was probably inspired by the classic dish, nargisi kofta, and brought back to Britain by returning colonial troops?

7. Which dairy product was called ‘the food of the gods’ in ancient India, and has been used as a wrinkle remover, cure for insomnia and has even been regarded as a medicine?

8. What is the name of the clarified butter which is used as a cooking oil for many Indian dishes?

9. What is the main ingredient in a Chana Massala, also known as Channay?

10. What type of creature is a Bombay Duck?


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ANSWERS

1. What is the Indian word for tea?
CHAI

2. What is the main ingredient in any of the different recipes for raita?
YOGHURT

3. What is the name given to the clay pot which is shaped like a large urn and where the food is cooked over charcoal?
TANDOOR

4. What is the name given to the Indian fritter which is deep fried and normally contains vegetables such as cauliflower and aubergine, amongst others?
PAKORA

5. What is the thin unleavened flat bread made with atta grain flour which is similar to a pita?
CHAPATI

6. Which traditional and classic UK snack was probably inspired by the classic dish, nargisi kofta, and brought back to Britain by returning colonial troops?
SCOTCH EGG

7. Which dairy product was called ‘the food of the gods’ in ancient India, and has been used as a wrinkle remover, cure for insomnia and has even been regarded as a medicine?
YOGHURT

8. What is the name of the clarified butter which is used as a cooking oil for many Indian dishes?
GHEE

9. What is the main ingredient in a Chana Massala, also known as Channay?
CHICKPEAS

10. What type of creature is a Bombay Duck?
FISH