- Apr 2015
In Hinduism and Sikhism, the slaughter method is called Jhatka (instant or Shock), the animal to be slaughtered is to be beheaded in single strike of knife. Proponent of Jhatka says, animal is killed instantly with least pain just like stunning method used in Europe. Although, Hindus are not quite particular about slaughtering method, they would eat both Halal and Jhatka and mainly Halal meat dominates the meat industry in India. Although majority of Hindus are quite rigid about not eating Beef(cow meat). Only some modern generation liberal Hindus would eat beef.Wrt to how Jewish and Muslim folks have Halal and kosher food... Is there an equivalent name that Hindus have for food that they feel is appropriate for them?
I fully understand that some Hindus have no dietary restrictions. I suppose what I’m asking here is for the Hindus who do have religious dietary restrictions is there a name they give to food that they feel is appropriate for them?