Indian vegetarian cuisine
India has the world's largest number of vegetarians. Many communities in India have always been vegetarian. Many Indians who are not strict vegetarian, take vegetarian diet during religious festivals.
There are many vegetarian cuisines in India. Some of them are:
- Punjabi vegetarian cuisine: common in popular 'Vaishnav' dhabas, e.g. Dal makhani, pindi chana.
- Maharashtrian cuisine: e.g. Misal
- Marwari vegetarian cuisine: e.g. dal-bati
- Marwari sweets: e.g. Choorma and Lapsi
- Gujarati cuisine: e.g. dhokla
- Jain (Satvika) cuisine: e.g. gatte
- UP vegetarian cuisine: e.g. Motichoor ka Ladoo
- Karnataka vegetarian cuisine: e.g. dosa
- Andhra Cuisine: e.g [Pulihora, attu, charu, pappu,]
- Tamil Nadu vegetarian cuisine: e.g. rasam, sambar
- Bengali sweets: e.g. Rasgulla
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