When I was in bed sick last year, friends around us took care of feeding me and my family for a very long time. Although I was on restricted diet, A got a taste sampler from all over India. After the first week of liquids only, when I could eat semi-solid foods, a friend called and told A that she was going to bring me some kadhi, and Yakhni in the evening.
"She must know- mustn't she? We've met at so many socials and broadcasted this fact to everyone.
Do you even know what Yakhni is?"- A retorted.
" Of course I know what that is- Yakhni is a Kashmiri meat dish. They even make it during Shraadh ceremonies (ancestor worship ceremonies that are very strictly satvik in my place- which meat is definitely considered not). And even the Kashmiri pundits (priests) eat it. She's Kashmiri- maybe she thinks that if pundits eat it, we'll eat it too. I don't think Kashmiris really get what we mean by being vegetarians"
"All right, don't fret it", A said. "When they come, we'll ask her again."