Welcome to BYJU’S Sunday Challenge. In this edition, prepare to go on a gastronomical journey across India as we quiz you on the eclectic cuisines of India.
You can take a shot at the questions and field your guesses in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays in the comment section. The fastest entries to get all questions right win a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Ready? Here are your questions:
This globally popular Indian dish was invented in the 1950s by Kundan Lal Jaggi and Kundan Lal Gujral, founders of Delhi’s famous Moti Mahal restaurant. As the story goes, the dish was an accidental invention made from leftover ingredients, which also includes the two main ingredients from which the dish gets its name. Identify this dish.
This precious spice is what led explorers and colonists from the western world to the shores of India. It is hailed as the king of its category and is used extensively in India and a staple in European cuisine as well. Even today, it is one of India’s top exports, especially from the southern states of Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. What are we talking about?
You can find this traditional Indian drink while driving along the coast of Maharashtra. Pink in colour, it is made with a unique combination of coconut milk, chilli, garlic, and kokum. It is a standard fixture in Malvani cuisine and is usually had as an accompaniment with a thaali. What is the drink called?
This famous Indian sweet can be found at most events all over the country. It originates from Persia, where it was called Luqmat-Al-Qadi and was brought to India sometime during the medieval period. Another story also suggests the fried delicacy was an accidental invention by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s personal chef. This dessert’s name consists of a flower and a fruit. Identify this yummy sweet dish.
The origin of this dish goes back to 17th century Lucknow, to the reign of Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula. The ageing Nawab was losing his teeth and having difficulty chewing. So he organised a contest to seek out the most tender variation of this dish. The winner was Haji Murad Ali, a cook with only one arm. The winning dish goes by two names. One refers to the tenderness of the dish and how easily it can be consumed. The other name comes from a crude Hindi term used to describe someone who is missing a hand. Give either name.
Take your guesses in the comments section below. This edition’s winners and answers will be revealed next Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled!
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Answers to Sunday Challenge 45:
1. There are no snakes in the wild in Ireland!
2. Shrubs on the divider diffuse the light from the headlights of vehicles on the other side, thus improving visibility for drivers at night.
3. Akbar did not have an autobiography! He was illiterate, but he loved and promoted art. His memoirs, titled Akbarnama was penned by Abul Fazl.
4. Anmol is Hari’s daughter.
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