I was in Southern India last year and took a translation card with me (which also included an English explanation) which I showed at meal times etc. I was able to enjoy a wide range of Indian curries - vegetarian and meat - with the obvious exclusion of the breads - as you would at home. Everyone was very helpful and the food was fantastic. At breakfast, most hotels offer egg dishes on the menu - omelettes etc along with Indian and some Western cheese, fruit etc which I had with my own bread. I also enjoyed some of the veg curries at breakfast! Food was fantastic!
Hope you have a good trip.