New Delhi, Nov. 12 -- Indian households have been eating western food for years now, but western dishes such as burgers, and pastas are becoming increasingly popular among urban Indian households and a regular part of their weekly meal preparation, according to the findings of a survey by local arm of German company Dr. Oetker and market researcher Ipsos.

Dishes like pizza, pasta, salads, and sandwiches are finding more acceptance among Indian households as younger consumers, and greater need for convenience drive the popularity of such dishes among Indian households, that have for decades largely consumed more traditional meals.

As a result, "western food is increasingly being prepared as a full meal and not just a snack," the findings...