India has the highest population of vegetarians and nowadays, more and more people are turning into vegans. A recent study also says that more than 69% of people want to practice veganism keeping a check on their health and also for the environmental benefits. And of course, veganism is a great choice and has been pretty popular amongst people lately. But even though Indians are opting for veganism, it’s a tough task to take dairy products out of Indian traditions and cuisine. From dahi shakkar to peda, rasgulla, payasam, and whatnot, desserts play a vital and prominent role in our everyday life. Being a true blue Indian with a sweet tooth and following a vegan diet, it can get pretty tough, but why worry when we have all those amazing desserts turned vegan for you? I can pretty much vouch for these desserts as they will surely sway your heart with their deliciousness and without compromising on your strict vegan diet!
Ice cream will be one of the most delicious things you will miss while following a plant-based diet. Those yummy malai kulfis can melt your heart but trust me this vegan kulfi will taste much better and will be a perfect dessert after a big feast!
Peda is something that signifies a celebration or an occasion in India. From Diwali, Holi, weddings to exam results, peda will be always there to make your muh meetha! This vegan peda can make your day because it’s as good as the regular peda. (or maybe even better!)
It would be fair to say that gujiya is THE sweet of Indian festivals. Holi is incomplete without gujiya, navaratri ki rounak hai gujiya, diwali ki shaan bhi hai gujiya, for Indians, gujiyas are quintessential and irreplaceable. These gujiyas can be not only enjoyed by vegans but also by people who follow a low-sugar diet. Ab ek extra gujiya toh banta hai!
Sweet boondi, sev boondi, masala boondi, boondi ke ladoo anything and everything made with boondi is filled with love and happiness which will be a treat to your guests too. So, if you’re looking to turn your occasions a little sweeter than before, make these bright and vibrant boondis that are also dairy-free!
Ganpati bappa’s birthday is coming soon and how can we celebrate his birthday without modaks? Without ghee, milk or any other dairy products, it’s a task to treat bappa and your loved ones. But not impossible! Here’s a delicious way to make modaks with dates and figs, not only are they 100% vegan but also supremely yummy!
If you’re craving for something while on a vegan diet, sorbets can be your saviour. This chilled beautifully-hued sorbet will give your sweet tooth cravings a break and you can enjoy this berry blast without any regrets!
Chocolate Chip Cookies and that too vegan, what more could you ask for? These tiny bites of happiness do not contain any milk products and can be enjoyed by vegans. Don't wait no more, make a batch and indulge guilt-free!
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.