The Indian-Chinese dish of Sichuan vegetables with red chilli paste and fried rice is a classic example of how Chinese dishes have been fused with Indian spices. Photo: Kalpana Sunder

Indian-Chinese food: why Indians can’t get enough of this spicy, chilli-laden fusion cuisine – at home or abroad

  • ‘Chindian’ food is said to be the most popular ‘foreign’ cuisine in India but bears little resemblance to dishes eaten in mainland China
  • A politician’s call to boycott Chinese food following the recent India-China border dispute was met with much laughter online, such is its popularity
Topic |   Food and Drinks
The Indian-Chinese dish of Sichuan vegetables with red chilli paste and fried rice is a classic example of how Chinese dishes have been fused with Indian spices. Photo: Kalpana Sunder
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