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India's growing appetite for convenience food

8 July 2011 Last updated at 11:18 BST

Changing lifestyles and higher incomes in India are fuelling a growing taste for convenience and fast food.

Despite the fact that the Indian food processing industry is primarily export oriented, the market within the country of about a billion people is also rapidly expanding.

And it seems that international dishes like pasta have reached the dining tables of many middle class Indians.

Arif Shamim reports