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Indian Cuisine Quiz

  1. Used in traditional Indian cuisines, what is paneer?
  2. Which variety of aromatic rice with a name literally meaning 'fragrant' is traditionally grown in the Indian subcontinent?
  3. What popular Indian dish has been described as the UK's national dish?
  4. What is the cooking method in which food is cooked in a clay oven over charcoal?
  5. Aloo gobi is made with potatoes, Indian spices, and what other main ingredient?

  6. The Curry Mile is a nickname for part of Wilmslow Road in which British city?
  7. Which ingredient gives curry its golden hue?
  8. What word meaning "bits" or "pieces" in Turkish, is also a chicken dish served in Punjabi cuisine?
  9. Commonly used in Indian cuisine, 'ghee' is a type of what?
  10. Which South Asian pastry with a savoury filling gets its name from an Hindustani word meaning 'triangular pastry'?
  11. In Kashmiri cuisine, rogan josh is usually made with what meat?
  12. Made from Bhut Jolokia, the world's hottest chilli, what is the world's hottest curry?
  13. Which leafy vegetable dish has a name from the Sanskrit word meaning leafy green vegetables?
  14. What is the national fruit of India?
  15. What word is defined as a mixture of spices ground into a paste, used in Indian cookery?
  16. Which delicacy was banned by the EU from UK Indian restuarants in 1997 for not conforming to hygiene laws?
  17. Raita is a side dish in Indian cuisine made of dahi. Dahi is a traditional what?
  18. Which soup originating from South Indian cuisine has a name which literally means "pepper-water"?
  19. What do we in the UK usually call the round flatbread also known as roti?
  20. Vindaloo is an Indian curry dish originally based on a dish from which European country?
  21. Which stir-fried curry dish popular in the UK but originating in Bengal, has a name meaning "hot-fry"?
  22. As seen in dishes such as murgh makhani and murgh korma, murgh is the Hindi word for what?


  1. Cheese
  2. Basmati
  3. Chicken tikka masala
  4. Tandoori
  5. Cauliflower
  6. Manchester
  7. Turmeric
  8. Tikka
  9. Butter (clarified butter)
  10. Samosa
  11. Lamb (or goat)
  12. Phaal
  13. Saag
  14. Mango
  15. Masala
  16. Bombay duck
  17. Yogurt or curd
  18. Mulligatawny
  19. Chapati
  20. Portugal
  21. Jalfrezi
  22. Chicken