Do you know what a Vegan diet is? It’s basically eliminating all the animal and animal-based products and following a plant-based diet. Of course, veganism is in the rage, and we are pretty sure that the thought of going vegan has crossed your mind at least once. Apart from the several other reasons of following a vegan diet, let’s not forget that it has a long list of health benefits as well. So even if you are not on a strict vegan diet as such, you can easily eat vegan food just for your health’s sake plus a reason to do some experimenting in your kitchen.
So, here are some exciting tried and tested recipes which you thought were impossible to enjoy in a VEGAN diet but we have made it quite simple and possible for you!
Check out this four-course exciting VEGAN meal menu!
Snacks and starters:
Vegan Chilli Cheese toast: Following a Vegan diet is super exciting when you have exciting recipes like this Vegan chilli cheese toast made with cashew cheese, absolutely dairy free and so delicious. You can easily enjoy it as a starter before your meals or a snack at any time of the day.
Vegan Sabudana Vadas: A lot of snacks and starters in our Indian cuisine are already Vegan, but maybe we are not aware of it. Like these, Sabudana Vadas which are also a fasting favourite. Also, if you enjoy eating these crispy vadas with sweetened yogurt, we have got that covered too. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81DUf6AU2ho
Vegan Tofu Makhanwala: Tofu is super easy to make and when you have mastered the tofu recipe, you have ample options to try in a VEGAN menu. Just, like this one, tofu in creamy and buttery gravy but with no butter, this VEGAN Tofu Makhanwala is a serious competition to the usual buttery Paneer recipes. Serve hot with chapatis or naan!
Vegan Jackfruit Curry: You can also try a spicy, robust VEGAN jackfruit curry that will make sure you don’t miss meat on your plate. It tastes great with appams and even better with nool appams or thread hoppers –a Kerala specialty.
Vegan Kulfi: Did you ever think you can enjoy Kulfi even after being on a vegan diet? We are sure you did not, so here’s a Kulfi recipe made with 100 % vegan ingredients, a basic recipe which you can tweak by adding your favourite seasonal fruits and make VEGAN Kulfi in a whole variety of flavours.
Vegan Malai Peda: Malai Peda aur wo bhi VEGAN? This was your first thought right? The answer is yes! This peda is absolutely dairy free and as good as the regular mithais. Even if you are not on a vegan diet, you can easily enjoy this mithai, because it’s healthier and delicious too.
Vegan chaas: To make a chaas, you need to first make a Vegan Yogurt which is made with peanut milk, no dairy products and it is as creamy as regular dahi. And after you have made the dahi, you can enjoy this masaledaar Vegan Chaas which you definitely did not expect to be a part of your vegan meal.
Vegan Cold Coffee: We have got you the best way to avoid caffeine in your diet and also enjoy a VEGAN Cold Coffee. Made with white peas & coconut milk, sweetened with dates, this coffee tastes better than your regular coffee. Try it out, you will love it!
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.