In India, prasad is an integral part of offering given to a deity in a temple. Prasad mainly consists of fruits, kheer, chickpeas, khichdi, halwas, laddoos and many more. But have you ever heard of noodles as prasad? Yes, you heard it right! A temple in Kolkata distributes desi Chinese delicacies like noodles as prasad.
Kalibari temple located in Tangra (popularly referred to as China Town), Kolkata is a 'Chinese Kali Temple' that performs ritualistic puja every evening and distributes noodles, chop suey, fried rice et el as prasad (especially during Diwali).
According to the Tour My India website, the temple is more than 60-year-old and serves as a "great example" of Hindu and Chinese unity.
This unique temple is a must-visit if you ever visit Kolkata. It is located in the Matheswartala Road, Tangra and stays open for all seven days, from morning to evening.
It may be mentioned, during the 1930s civil war in China, large groups of people were evicted from the country. Many of them settled in Tangra, Kolkata (then Calcutta) and worked in tanneries. Later, as time passed their profession shifted to the food industry that gave birth to Indo-Chinese cuisine.