Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu is known for its exotic cuisine of the tribes here. Some dishes are inspired by the neighboring state of Gujrat, and others dishes are local to each region/district, and most of these involve using lots of pulses, and vegetables like wild mushrooms and bamboo shoots (especially in Dadra & Nagar Haveli).
While vegetarian food is predominant in the region of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu is known for its sea food – mainly lobster, crabs and fish. The cuisine in Daman and Diu is partly Goan and partly Gujrati influenced.
Some of the famous dishes in this union territory are: