Let's Celebrate World Vegetarian Day!
Posted on 27th September 2017
1st October is World Vegetarian Day and we are ready to celebrate! It’s a well-timed date to encourage vegetarianism, with the autumn harvests bringing us some of the year’s greatest produce. Aubergine, butternut squash, sweet potato, parsnip and so many delicious vegetables are at their best right now, and the perfect ingredients for a hearty curry!
Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, omnivore, pescatarian or flexitarian – you can get involved with World Vegetarian Day! The day is being celebrated around the world for the 40th year, and kickstarts Vegetarian Awareness Month. Enjoy a meat-free day and try new recipes from around the world, or explore your local restaurant scene. Going veggie even just for a day is great for you and for the planet!
Vegetarianism in India
Our menu offers a fairly even mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, which is a reflection of Indian culture. There is a popular perception that India is a vegetarian country, however 71% of Indians are non-vegetarian! Indian states vary hugely in their meat-eating habits: western states such as Gujarat and Rajasthan are predominantly vegetarian, whilst southern and eastern states such as Kerala and Orissa are overwhelmingly omnivorous. Despite the high proportion of meat eaters, an Indian diet is still mostly vegetable-based and meat isn’t eaten often. A recent poll of eating habits showed that on average an Indian resident eats 4.4kg meat a year, coming second only to Bangladesh whose residents eat 4kg meat a year. Here in the UK, where only 6% of people are vegetarians, the average resident eats 84.2kg of meat a year!