4. Eggs in Indian cooking: cheap, convenient and controversial

Eggs are cheap, versatile and easy to cook. They offer nutrition at a very low cost, which should ideally make them omnipresent in Indian food, but there is a wide-ranging debate about whether they are fit for vegetarians. As the argument around eggs moves from the kitchen to classrooms (as some state governments oppose their inclusion in Mid Day meals at government schools). Vikram Doctor looks at this versatile and, to some, delicious component in Indian cooking.

Music – Josh Woodward