In Hinduism, eating meat generally hasn't been approved and was seen as something that the faithful could avoid. But today, some Hindus eat meat, fish, poultry and eggs, depending mostly on geography, social and religious festivities, and community traditions.
The cow is still sacred, because it's a source of milk, and eating beef is strongly disapproved.
Some conservative Hindus may not eat garlic and onions.
Diwali, a major festival, marks the New Year, when people exchange sweets like motichoor laddoo, made with cardamom, pistachios, and saffron.