Food offerings to the higher celestial beings (Bhataras) mainly consist of vegetarian or already cooked foods and cakesMeat only consumed in religious festival as remnants of sacrificial offerings. Cooked meat only offered to the Bhataras, ancestral spirits, or very specially honored guest such as the visiting aristocratic nobilities. Such kind of foods is only available on special religious occasions and feasts (weddings, tooth filling, or funeral rites). So they eat meat rarely and that also from animals ritually killed. In older days every Balinese before kill an animal will pray both mentally and by utter some words. “As we know every life is sacred and precious, now I beg you to let me kill you to attain your flesh. This is for sacrificial rites and offering to the honorable ones. I thank you for your sacrifice. May you in the next life attain a precious human form. If you’ll be male, may you become Undagi (an expert in construction work). If you’ll be female, may you become an expert offering maker.” Unoffered meat, gotten without any religious purpose or not according to traditional customs, especially the raw one, considered only fit to consume by the Bhutas and other ghostly lower beings. Meat eating habits in Bali, even among Hindus, grows because easy availability of feast fashioned, previously complicated cooked meat dishes. We can get any kind of meat, raw or already cooked in the markets and restaurants. Everywhere, with no more proper ritual or complicated cooking process.
Raw meat offered to the Bhutas only and never to the celestial beings. This is one kind of Bhutabali offering called caru. Balinese Hindus today, after more globalized contact with other Hindus all over the world, and also by influence of the Satvata and Bhagavata Sampradayas' teachings begin to looking for more non-violance caru by avoiding meat usage and substitute them. This kind of Bhutabali also authorized by the Sastras and such revolution has been initiated by Srimad Madhvacharya in India centuries ago. Even now, many Balinese cuisines, previously made from meat also have their vegetarian substitutions. This is favorable for Balinese or other Indonesian who still "loves" the taste of their original food but also trying to take the path of Bhagavatas or Vaishnavism.