Wednesday, August 20, 2008


McDonalds in India provides westerners with a little taste of home. Just don't expect the menu to be the same as it is in the U.S. Among other differences, you won't find beef on the menu. Diets in India are often impacted by the many different religions in India. Hindus don't eat beef, so there is no beef on the McDonalds' menu in India. Muslims don't eat pork, so the McDonalds Corporation in India is quick to point out on their website ( that not only is there no beef, there is no pork or pork byproducts in any McDonalds restaurant in India. Additionally, with the high number of vegetarians in India, about half of the menu at McDonalds in India is vegetarian, which makes it a good choice for diners who want some healthy options - whether or not they are vegetarian. Here's a glimpse of what you can order at a McDonalds in India,


The McVeggie ™ sandwich starts with the oh-so-familiar sesame seed bun. In between the bread, you'll find a vegetarian patty that is made from peas, carrots, green beans, red bell pepper, potatoes, onions, rice, and seasoning. This vegetarian burger is garnished with lettuce, and has mayonnaise made without eggs spread thickly on the bread

McAloo Tikki

Potatoes (aloo in Hindi) are a popular filling food item in India. McDonald's in India's McAloo Tikki ™ sandwich includes a patty made out of potatoes, peas, and spices. It also includes tomato slices, onions, and vegetarian mayonnaise.

Paneer Salsa Wrap

Paneer is referred to as cottage cheese in India, but it is nothing like what we call cottage cheese here in the U.S. It is made from milk but is similar in texture to tofu. McDonald's in India's Paneer Salsa Wrap ™ starts with a small slab of paneer that has been dredged in a coating that is a cross between Mexican and Cajun in flavor. I'm not sure if it is then fried or baked, but the coating is crunchy. The paneer patty is wrapped in flatbread and topped with a salad mixture that includes lettuce, red cabbage and celery and then is finished off with vegetarian mayonnaise, salsa and cheddar cheese.

Crispy Chinese
McDonald's in India's Crispy Chinese sandwich is somewhat misnamed. It is crispy, but I'm not sure it resembles anything that I've ever eaten in a Chinese restaurant either in the U.S. Nevertheless, this vegetarian patty which is topped with a creamy Schezwan sauce and lettuce is a nice addition to McDonald's in India's vegetarian menu.

Veg McCurry Pan

If you are in the mood for something similar to pizza, but don't want a tomato-based sauce, McDonalds in India's Veg McCurry Pan ™ is a good choice. It starts with a rectangular shaped crust that is topped with a creamy sauce (made without eggs), and vegetables including broccoli, baby corn, mushrooms and red bell pepper. It is then baked until the crust is crisp and the toppings are hot and bubbly.

Pizza McPuff

The McDonald's in India's vegetarian Pizza McPuff ™ is another favorite of mine. It also starts with a rectangular shaped crust, but instead of a creamy sauce is flavored with a tomato-based sauce and then is topped with carrots, beans, bell peppers, onions, peas and mozzarella cheese.


Becky Carroll said...

Thanks for sharing these food choices at Indian McDonalds! Some of them actually sound quite good. There are a lot of vegetarians here in California; I wonder if McD's has considered bringing some of those items here?

I always find it fun to visit a McDonald's in other places, as they usually have regional food choices (like a plate lunch of teriyaki chicken, rice, and potato salad in Hawaii).

pierce79 said...

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