Indian vegetarian cuisine
India has the world's largest number of vegetarians. Many communities in India have always been vegetarian. Many Indians who do not regularly follow a vegetarian diet may adopt one 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
- Odia cuisine and sweets: e.g. Pakhala, Rasgulla
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