• Autumn,  India,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

    Vegetable Sambar and Tamarind

    emointhekitchen The diet of most Indians is heavily influenced by religion, especially Hinduism. Hinduism teaches non-violence, all living beings should be valued equally. This is why a Lacto-vegetarian diet is encouraged and meat, poultry, fish and eggs are not recommended. However, Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products. A healthy Lacto-vegetarian diet includes cereals, tamarind, lentils (dal), dairy products, vegetables, fruits and coconut oil. Spices such as turmeric, fenugreek, coriander, ginger and cumin dominate traditional dishes and add rich flavour. A plant-based diet is associated with many health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, such as breast and colon cancer. In addition, the Indian diet was particularly…