Friday, May 22, 2009

The most fascinating fact I ever came across. In Europe Indian food is synonymous to its spices. But an article in the newspaper THE HINDU says that

“There was no onion, garlic, tomato, green and red chilli before 10th century A.D.

Dry ginger and pepper were only used instead of chillies. Onion came to India from Mexico and chillies, both green and red came to us from Northern part of Chile after 10th Century A.D.

Portuguese brought garlic and cloves to India”

The link is given here.

I would really like to know the origin of the other spices, I’ll do a search this weekend.

Have a happy weekend

Ananthi Sankaran


  1. Avin said...
    Spicy post. It will rise a debate in the parliament soon :)The religious party will condemn that facts claiming that these spices are true indian. You have just opened a Pandora's box for indian politics ;)
    sugu said...
    hey ananthi ... i never knew u were so good ... ur blogs r grt .. i accidentially stumbled upon .. am through with all your ur post ... certainly its the interesting thing i did on a rather dull day...:) keep rocking ...

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