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What did the Indian-Americans, Indo-Canadians, British-Indians etc grow up eating?

vivinator | Jul 10, 200805:04 PM

inspired by the recent thread:

What did you grow up eating? typical meal?

I guess I'm looking more for people raised in Anglo/Western countries but anyone who spend some of their childhood in a country other than India can reply.

Just pasted my response from the thread.

well my parents are Immigrants from India and was born and brought up in MD. raised in the Balt/Annapolis area.

I was raised vegetarian w/ eggs although I don't think vegetarians eat eggs in India. still mostly veg. my parents are Tamil Iyers (Brahmins) from Kerala for those of you that might be familiar with any of that. anyway american breakfast, cereal generally else bagels sometimes pancakes etc. lunch pbj, chips, fruit sometimes pizza I think this probably moved away from pbj a bit in HS but sadly my memory fails me. Dinner generally always Indian, think rasam, sambar, yougurt, broccoli, cabbage, buttermilk, rice, beans, chapati (roti) etc. hmm the pronunciations for some of the foods are complicated I'll just leave that off. didn't eat out a lot. ff to college and post college and eat out a lot even though I'm poor :). I regret not having a more baltimore/md eating experience growing up. still haven't eaten a crab. have had some crab cakes. had berger cookies at least after college. wasn't into restaurant exploration back then.

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