Finding reliably vegan Indian food is tricky, which is a surprising situation for the world's most vegetarian-friendly cuisine. But no worries-in this book we'll dive deep into Indian cooking to uncover some of the most delicious vegan foods you'll ever taste.
When it comes to diversity, India is unmatched. No other nation features such a dizzying assortment of languages, religions, and cultures. What's more, profound climate variations cause different foods to dominate each region. Every part of India has consequently evolved its own unique cuisine, based on its dominant cultures and whichever crops thrive locally.
But no matter where you travel in India, vegetarianism is often the norm. For thousands of years, the pervasiveness of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism caused most Indians to reject meat, fish, and eggs. No other part of the world has seen so many people eating so much vegetarian food for such a long time. So when it comes to offering up an endless assortment of vegetarian dishes, no cuisine compares to India's.