India is a diverse country. The entire length and breadth of our country features diverse and varied culture. This is reflected upon the various customs, languages, arts and also food. India boasts some of the most delicious foods which are the dream of every foodie. Along with the traditional foods, foreign foods are also becoming popular among the Indian population. As a result of the globalization, many new foods have recently arrived in our market and have already conquered our taste buds. Here is a list of such foreign foods which have become enormously popular in our country.
Burger is one of the most popular foods around the world. It initiated a change which resulted in the rise of fast food industry as we know now. Originated in the early 20th century, burgers have come a long way to be established as the most sought after food in the world. Like the rest of the world, Indians also followed suit. Much of the credit of the popularity of the burgers goes to the McDonald’s. It is the largest and most popular burger brand, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries. In India also, McDonald’s operates in around 200 restaurants in 26 cities. In fact such was the popularity of this brand that when they opened their first restaurants in many cities, there were long queues of people waiting taste their famed burgers. Following the success of McDonald’s, many other brands have also started successful burger joints here. Most of the restaurants offer a diverse menu featuring international and Indian burgers with new and new flavors added each day.
While burgers are present individual satisfaction, pizzas bring together a sense of togetherness. It is quickly becoming the favorite food to be shared among the friends. Pizzas originated in Naples in Italy. It arrived in the US with the Italian immigrants, where it became immensely popular. Like burgers, pizzas are also a popular food item around the world. In India also pizzas are very popular, especially among the urban youth. World famous pizza brands like Domino’s and Pizza Hut have already established a successful business empire in India
Noodles need no introduction to anyone. It is an easy to make diet which is a life saver to most bachelors. It is perhaps the single most popular food almost everyone knows how to make. While pizzas and burgers are usually enjoyed at restaurants, noodles can be easily made at home. In fact it is one of the main reasons of its popularity. Noodles can be made from a wide variety of ingredients and can be served along with many side dishes. Among the different types of noodles available, Chinese noodles remain the most popular.
What is with this Italians and food! Just like pizza, pasta is another food item originated in Italy, which is now a worldwide obsession. The origin of the pasta almost dates back to 13th and 14th century. Since then pasta has spread throughout the world, during which it evolved into many different forms and tastes. Today pasta is available in different types including Spaghetti, Penne, Lasagna, Macaroni etc. In fact, there are more than hundred types of pasta which are available today. Like in the rest of the world, pasta has become increasingly popular in India also. Like pizza, the ease of cooking pasta has been a major factor in its popularity.
Doughnuts are relatively newcomers compared to burgers and pizzas. But still it is becoming increasingly popular among the India. It is a type of fried dough confectionery resembling the shape of the traditional South Indian dish ‘Vada’. In India, Doughnuts are available in all the existing International flavors and also in some traditional Indian flavors.