[Talk-in] veg and non-veg

Kenneth Gonsalves lawgon at au-kbc.org
Thu Oct 22 06:55:16 BST 2009

On Thursday 22 Oct 2009 11:21:59 am Kiran Jonnalagadda wrote:
> > Moreover, I am not sure of the relevance of the non-vegetarian attribute.
> > All the non-vegetarian restaurants I know propose vegetarian meals.
> You'll find "military" restaurants along highways all over India that are
> non-veg only. "Military" is a codeword for "no vegetarian food".

no. You can get vegetarian food also in military restaurants. People can 
rarely afford non-veg. At the most they order a veg meal, or idli/dosai, and, 
if they are splurging, maybe a small non-veg side dish. As far as India is 
concerned, so-called non-veg food is 90% veg with a bit of meat as an extra. 
This is unlike the west where meat is the main dish and starch/grass is a side 
Kenneth Gonsalves
Senior Project Officer

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