Now No More English translation for these scrumptious Desi foods
India's regional and cultural diversity reflects in its food. Each city has its unique delicacy and flavours. Just a handful of ingredients can add a magic to a dish. The Oxford Dictionary has been updated with a bunch of new Indian food words like bhelpuri, ghee, papad and keema. Keema means 'minced meat'. Here is the list of Indian food names that have made their way to the Oxford dictionary. Read to know more:
Puri is one of the most loved foods of the country. Derived from the Sanskrit word purika, it has been described by the dictionary as 'a small, round piece of bread made of unleavened wheat flour, deep-fried and served with meat or vegetables'.
Papad or Poppadom
Papad is a finger-licking accompaniment to the Indian meal.It has been described by the dictionary as a large circular piece of thin, spiced bread made from ground lentils and fried in oil.
Indian cuisine is very diverse with various spices and flavours. They are also called flavour boosters. Masala is claimed to have its origins in Urdu and dictionary defines it as a mixture of ground spices used in Indian cooking.
Keema means 'minced meat'. It is the word of Turkish origin and refers to minced meat. It is used as a filling for various mouth-watering dishes like kebabs, samosa and naan.