Includes irresistible recipes that draw on the very best vegetarian Indian food, from hearty soups and tantalizing appetizers to delicious main courses and a wide range of accompaniments, rice dishes, breads and a sumptuous array of drinks and desserts. Explore the fabulous wealth of aromatic and exciting meat free recipes, ranging from world renowned classics such as Onion Bhajiyas, Vegetable Pilau and Vegetable Samosas to less well known treats such as Wild Fig Kebabs, Cinnamon and Clove scented Cheese Curry and Duck Eggs with Califlower. An authoritative introduction examines the impact of geography, climate, history, religion and festivities on vegetarian cuisine, and reveals how these influences have helped to create such diverse dishes. Features a comprehensive visual guide to Indian ingredients and equiment, and detailed instructions for essential preparation and cooking techniques. Each easy to follow recipe is shown step by step and there are stunning photographs to both inspire and guide. Cook's tips, variations and complete nutritional breakdowns are provided throughout.