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Yeti Eats: Millets of Mewar

India is a great place to eat. The food is cheap, flavorful, and – perhaps most importantly, in my eyes – plentiful. It’s also ridiculously vegetarian-friendly. In Rajasthan, in particular, the majority of the restaurants are vegetarian — there’s even an entirely vegetarian town.

That said, being totally vegan there is tough. Indians adore ghee (clarified butter) and use it in, on, and all over anything they can.

So when, in Udaipur, we found ourselves staying right next door to Millets of Mewar, a vegetarian, organic restaurant with a focus on fresh, local food, with clearly labeled vegan options, we were chuffed, to say the least.

So, the only time I remembered to take a picture was at night...

So, the only time I remembered to take a picture was at night…

Needless to say, we ended up eating at Millets of Mewar pretty much daily. Not only is the food tasty, but the place itself has a fantastic, laid-back atmosphere. A pretty blokey kiwi we met there compared it to hanging out ‘in your gay mate’s house’ — awesome, but perhaps a bit too nice and well put together to feel completely comfortable in! Plus, the staff are both rad and quite, er, committed to their principles (Ahimsa got a pretty serious telling off when he tried to order Sprite).

Not a bad place to chill for an hour or five.

Not a bad place to chill for an hour or five.

Location: On the far side of Picola lake, close to the footbridge.

Price range: $1.50 — $3 per meal

Menu picks: Porridge made with coconut milk, peanut stew, vegetable fried rice, banana date juice, paratha thali.

Real coffee and porridge made with coconut milk -- just as amazing as it sounds.

Real coffee and porridge made with coconut milk — just as amazing as it sounds.

Beetroot, carrot, and coconut salad -- pretty in pink!

Beetroot, carrot, and coconut salad — pretty in pink!

Aloo tikka -- just quietly, we liked the street stall version better. But it was still awesome.

Aloo tikka with millet topping — just quietly, we liked the street stall version better. But it was still awesome.

Taco-y somethingorother!

Taco-y somethingorother!

Banana date juice (pretty much Ahimsa's favourite thing ever) and veggies from some wee stall (pretty much my favourite thing ever).

Banana date juice (pretty much Ahimsa’s favourite thing ever) and veggies from some wee stall (pretty much my favourite thing ever).

For more information, check out their website.

Yeti Eats: The Street Food of India

Indian street food is the shizz– it almost all costs 10RS (18c) a plate, it’s all vegetarian (ghee makes being strictly vegan nigh impossible), and it tastes amazing. There’s not much to say, really. Just watch. And drool.

My breakfast in Jaipur: paratha and chana aloo.

My breakfast in Jaipur: paratha and chana aloo

Perhaps the best we found: aloo tikka and chana masala

Perhaps the best of the lot: aloo tikka and chana masala

A Jodhpurian specialty: green chili pakora

A Jodhpurian specialty: mirchi (green chili) pakora

Saffron rice with bhuja, chopped red onions, and a squeeze of lime

Saffron rice with bhuja, chopped red onions, and a squeeze of lime

Pushkar's famed deep-fried sweet chapati

Pushkar’s famed deep-fried sweet chapati

Dal bati (it tasted kind of like a dense scone dipped in dal -- amazing!)

Dal bati (it tasted kind of like a dense scone dipped in dal — amazing!)

Lame tikka, but awesome shaved ice

Lame tikka, but awesome shaved ice

The combined price of everything pictured above? $1.50.