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Indian Vegetarian Food and Cooking


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When people talk about being vegetarian, many usually think that they do not have many recipes to choose from. Furthermore, being vegetarian in several countries like United States would only require them to eat raw or uncooked vegetables.

However, that is not the case for vegetarian Indian recipes. Vegetable lovers will find delight in eating the delectable Indian food recipes without the need to have the same old, boring, and dull taste that they have with the typical vegetarian cuisines. The vegetarian Indian Food has a wide array of choices when it comes to flavor. You can still taste that mouth-watering zest even if there is no chicken, lamb, or any kind of meat used in the main ingredients.

Generally, Hindus are vegetarian by nature. This is because they believe that by saving the lives of the animals, they will get to cleanse their souls. Because of this, they have integrated several ways (and spices) to enjoy Indian cooking with vegetables so that they can still have a tasty and healthy meal at the same time.

Most of the Indian cooking recipes for the vegetarians not only have vegetables but lentils, fruits, beans, legumes, and sprouts as well. Vegetarian Indian cuisines are considered the healthiest since the vegetables and the fruits that they use have low or even zero calorie. Moreover, they only use oils that are low in fat when cooking. No wonder why there are still Indians who can live up to 90 years old or more.

In a vegetarian Indian cuisine, one of the most served foods is the Chapati. Even non-vegetarians also eat Chapati especially as an appetizer. Chapati is a flat and baked wheat bread that is served with lentils or dahl and other vegetables of your choice.

But if you want a meal that is heavier in your stomach, then it is a must that you eat rice instead. The Tava Pulao or the Griddle Fried Rice is the choice of many vegetarians in India who have a big appetite. This is considered as the most famous street food in the country and also served in fine-dining restaurants as well. The Tava Pulao is made not only from rice but served with mixed vegetables too. All of the ingredients are cooked in one big pan. As a result, it creates one well-blended flavor and rice, vegetables, and spices.

Other popular vegetarian Indian recipes include the Murukku, Paan, Puri, and the Thosai.

Munus Shankar is a chef and the author of Indian Food Recipes , an online Indian recipes and cooking website offering plenty of free Indian Vegetarian recipes and cooking tips.


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