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QUIZ: Indian Cuisine – Test your Knowledge!

The cuisine of the Indian Subcontinent has had a huge influence in many parts of the world. But how much do you really know about it? Find out now, by taking this fun quiz! Spread the fun by sharing your score below 🙂

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Answers correct per Wikipedia. Cover image Creative Commons by Raveesh.

  • Question of

    India has the highest proportion of vegetarians of any country in the world. What percentage of its population are vegetarian (2015)?

    • 91%
    • 71%
    • 51%
    • 31%
  • Question of

    The term ‘aloo’ appears in the name of many dishes, such as Aloo matar, Aloo methi, Aloo gobi. What does ‘aloo’ mean?

    • Rice
    • Potato
    • Spicy
    • Curry
  • Question of

    Where in India would you find the greatest influence of Portuguese cuisine?

    • Kolkata (Calcutta)
    • Delhi
    • Goa
    • Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a type of Indian bread?

    • Roti
    • Dal
    • Naan
    • Chapati
  • Question of


    • Paneer
    • Dal
    • Rice
    • Paratha
  • Question of

    What is paneer?

    • A type of fish
    • A south Indian dessert
    • A dish of steamed greens
    • A type of cheese
  • Question of

    Which of the following ingredients has NOT been continuously eaten since ancient times in India?

    • Rice
    • Sugar
    • Tomatoes
    • Chickpeas (garbanzos)
  • Question of

    Which of the following terms means ‘spinach’?

    • Saag
    • Aloo
    • Rasam
    • Dal
  • Question of

    Which of the following is NOT a term of Indian cuisine?

    • Sambar
    • Goreng
    • Masala
    • Biryani
  • Question of

    What is ‘ghee’?

    • Clarified butter
    • Rice porridge
    • Split peas
    • Yogurt
  • Question of

    Where in India would you most likely find local versions of dishes such as salade niçoise, crêpes and crème brûlée?

    • Chennai (Madras)
    • Rajasthan
    • Varanasi (Benares)
    • Pondicherry


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  1. I managed one correct on this one. I know nothing about Indian food, I just call it gloopies and gloppies. Guess it shows on this quiz. 😉 Not one answer was gloopies or gloppies. sighs… I guess for people that actually know something about this that it was a fun quiz. Joking of course, they are always very well done sir! 🙂


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