Rossana Motta from Edinburgh, England, is a Chinese Restaurant owner, who recently completed writing her first book named ‘Sultans, Indians and Chinese Cuisine’.
Rossana writes in her book that Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni used to be a huge fan of the Sichuan Chili Chicken just like herself is a huge fan of the horse racing betting sites.
Rossana also claims in her book that the Indian King Pulakesin II, used to be overly obsessed with the Chinese Spring Rolls till the last day of his life.
Rossana writes in her book that when Chinese Buddhist Monk, Scholar, Traveler and Translator – Chen Hui aka Xuanzang aka Hiuen Tsang met the Indian King – Harsha for the very first time, he offered him some Chinese Stir Fried Tofu with Rice to eat with him which the Indian King Harsha delighted in eating so much that he made it the national dish of his kingdom – a fact buried by the proud Indian historians.
Rossana writes in her book that it were the Chinese who brought Chicken based dishes to the Indian subcontinent, first in Ceylon (now called Sri Lanka), then South India and ultimately to the region which is now called the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Rossana claims in her book that the first guru of the Sikhs – Guru Nanak used to love the Cantonese Chinese food and it was this love of Nanak for the Cantonese Chinese food that allowed the Sikhs to eat non-vegetarian food without having the feeling of guilt, contrary to all other Dharmic religious formed in India, namely Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism.