Arabic food is turning out to be a hot trend in India these days due to obvious connection. GCC is home to around 7 million expatriate Indians. So their obsession with the Middle Eastern food comes as no surprise.
The Arab custom of sitting comfortably on the floor carpet and eating from the same large platter is also part of some of these restaurants. (Supplied)
In addition to the regulars like shewarma, falafel, grilled meats and machboos accompanied by khuboos and hummus, one can find Arabic salads like fattoush, tabbouleh and of course, mandi. (Supplied)
The tastes of Arabia have also invaded a vegetarian food favored city like Chennai. (Supplied)
Arabic food is also getting popular among the youth. (Supplied)
Kuzhimanthi biryani, similar to mandi, is a big hit in Kochi. (Supplied)