Since a good percentage of Indians are vegetarian, this cuisine has taken vegetable dishes to new heights. Many meat-lovers from the famous (Anthony Bourdain) to my husband (not so famous) have eaten such soul-satisfying vegetarian meals that they remarked on the fact that they didn’t miss the meat. Have fun exploring vegetable dishes eaten in a particular region or potato curry, for instance, popular throughout the country. This simple curry changes, of course, from state to state, region to region, and to from stove to stove. Here are some favorite vegetarian Indian dishes: sweet corn cakes and cabbage stir-fry (thoran).