While I along with my husband were in California a
couple of months ago, we went to Thirupati Bhimas - a
vegetarian restaurant in Artesia, Los Angeles.
You can find many vegan options in Indian
restaurants.I came across a rice dish, Bagala bath on
the menu. I assumed it was made with eggplants, known
as Baingan in one of the Indian languages, Hindi.
I waited for my aromatic dish. As the waitress brought
my dish, I realized that something was terribly wrong.
The mound of rice was white as snow. I realized that it
was a spicy yogurt rice. I felt horrible.
The waitress was wonderful.When I told the waitress
about my confusion with words, she calmly listened .I now ordered rice pulao.The rice pulao came with a small bowl of yogurt mixed with chopped onions.
Yes, being a vegan is pretty challenging and daunting.
It takes a lot of patience to order vegan food in
International Vegetarian Union (IVU) is a wonderful webpage with loads of useful phrases for vegans in
languages from across the world.