Indian vegetarian cuisine

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India has the world's largest number of vegetarians.[citation needed] Many communities in India have always been vegetarian.[citation needed] Many Indians who do not regularly follow a vegetarian diet may adopt one during religious festivals.

Also, many Indian vegetarians eschew eggs as well as meat.[1]

Veganism is generally not well known in India.[citation needed] Each of India's 29 states provides different, yet popular vegetarian cuisines.

There are many vegetarian cuisines across India.[2] Some of them are:

The Indian vegetarian cuisine is very diverse and elaborated. Every Indian states has unique vegetarian dishes to offer.[citation needed] Most of the Indian sweet dishes are prepared without egg and basically from milk products and are therefore all vegetarian in nature.

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  1. ^ Gandhi Marg By Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Gandhi Peace Foundation (New Delhi, India) Gandhi Peace Foundation., 1980
  2. ^ Food culture in India by Colleen Taylor Sen Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004
  3. ^ Punjabi Vegetarian Cooking, Star Rasoi, Press Tech Litho Pvt. Ltd.