Indian cuisine offers a combination of spices and unique tastes. These dishes are rich in flavor and aroma for your indulgence. Indian cuisine varies from region to region. Northern dishes include a variety of meat. Southern dishes, however, are almost strictly vegetarian. The most common drinks are Chai (Indian tea) and coffee.
Gujarati cuisine blends the salty with the sweet. The Gujarati Thali (plate) consists of cereals, pulses (beans), vegetables, and rice. Included are the everyday supplements of pickle, chutney (dipping sauce), papad (chips), buttermilk, and salad. Sweet dishes are usually prepared for special occasions such as Diwali (Festival of Lights).
For those with less adventurous taste buds, common dishes of western countries can be found throughout India's larger urban areas. Popular soft drinks, juices, and bottled water are all readily available.