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8 'Indian' Dishes No One Eats in India

By Steven John of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 9: Indian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the United States. It consistently ranks among the top 10 most popular types of food from overseas, according to Parade, and is often among the top five most popular cuisines in many parts of America, according to Chef's Pencil. Here's the sticky widget: those "Indian" foods you love so well? Many of them may not be all that Indian at all.Many dishes are treated as arising from a given cuisine when the origin can be traced far from the culture with which they're associated. Some dishes are indeed brought along by emigres but change and evolve over the years. Other "foreign" foods are created both in and for the countries in which they gain popularity. Still, other dishes are hybrids or fusions of traditional foods and new spins. Given all the above, here are eight so-called "Indian" dishes they don't eat in India.(Plus, don't miss 6 "Mexican" Dishes No One Eats in Mexico)

8 'Indian' Dishes No One Eats in India

Indian food is one of the most popular cuisines in the United States. It consistently ranks among the top 10 most popular types of food from overseas, according to Parade, and is often among the top five most popular cuisines in many parts of America, according to Chef's Pencil. Here's the sticky widget: those "Indian" foods you love so well? Many of them may not be all that Indian at all.

Many dishes are treated as arising from a given cuisine when the origin can be traced far from the culture with which they're associated. Some dishes are indeed brought along by emigres but change and evolve over the years. Other "foreign" foods are created both in and for the countries in which they gain popularity. Still, other dishes are hybrids or fusions of traditional foods and new spins. Given all the above, here are eight so-called "Indian" dishes they don't eat in India.

(Plus, don't miss 6 "Mexican" Dishes No One Eats in Mexico)

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