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Vegan Diet, Indian Vegan Food List, Vegan Recipes

A vegan diet contains only plants – such as vegetables, grains, nuts, fruits and other foods made from plants. It excludes foods that come from animals which includes meat, chicken, fish, shellfish, dairy products, eggs, honey and other animal agriculture products. This type of diet is usually low in calories and saturated fats and high in Fiber and Vitamin C.

Vegans use products which are cruelty free i.e. products that do not involve animal labor.

List of 42 Indian Foods Vegans can eat.

1. Wheat 24. Soya
2. Rice 25. Soya Milk
3. Brown Rice 26. Tofu
4. Jowar 27. Almond
5. Bajra 28. Peanut
6. Ragi 29. Walnut
7. Corn Flour 30. Cashew-nut
8. Plain Flour 31. Oat Milk
9. Corn 32. Almond Milk
10. Breakfast Cereals 33. Olive Oil
11. Buckwheat 34. All Vegetable Oils
12. Chana Dal 35. Sugar
13. Moong Dal 36. Peanut Butter
14. Toovar Dal 37. Almond Butter
15. Besan 38. Almond Bread
16. All Indian Dals 39. Moong
17. All Vegetables 40. Matki
18. All Fruits 41. Chana
19. Yeast 42. Mixed Sprouts
20. Mushroom 43. Oats
21. Golden Syrup 44. Steel Cut Oats
22. Coconut Oil 45 Cocoa Powder
23. Coconut Butter 46 Jaggery

What Vegans cannot eat!

1) Milk and milk products like curds, cheese, paneer, buttermilk, ghee, mawa, Chocolates, creams, ice creams etc.
2) All meat and meat products – chicken, fish, mutton, beef, prawns, shellfish etc.
3) Animal products like honey and food coloring derived from insects like cochineal.

It is really important to read the food product labels as some products are prepared using hidden materials or in the same factory where non-vegan products are used such as milk, milk powder and eggs are made.
 

Vegan diet is low in Protein for Vegetarians

Meeting the protein needs become a challenge and so it is really important to include vegan sources of protein like beans, legumes, buckwheat and pulses in the diet. A combination of cereal and pulses will be good as it enhances the protein quality like Rice and Moong Dal Idli
 

Vegan diet is low in Calcium for Vegetarians

Calcium intake should be monitored as vegan diet usually lacks calcium. Vegan sources of calcium are green leafy vegetables, almonds, walnuts, ragi, broccoli, soya products like tofu, fortified juices, dried figs and apricots, chia seeds, sesame seeds etc. Try our tasty recipe for Radish Nachni Roti
 

Vegan diet is low in Vitamin B12

Vegan diet is vitamin B12 deficient as there are only few vegan sources for Vitamin B12. The symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, nerve problems and depression. Hence including vitamin B12 fortified foods becomes a must. Some of the vitamin B12 fortified foods are breakfast cereals and some plant based milk like almond milk, coconut milk and soy milk. Try our recipe for Healthy Peanut Butter Blueberry Almond Milk Smoothie
 

Vegan diet is low in Iron for Vegetarians

Vegan diets tend to become iron deficient as a lot of good sources of iron are non-vegetarian. Good vegan iron sources includes legumes, sunflower seeds, dried raisins, and dark green leafy vegetables. Vitamin C-rich foods like orange, lemon, guava, strawberries, and broccoli should be included in the diet as they enhance iron absorption. Try Vitamin C rich Orange Tabbouleh

Try or wide range of vegan recipes and overcome the notion that vegan diets have less culinary creativity.


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Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
Recipe# 534
Yesterday

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by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well. It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast . Adai can be enhanced ....
Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich)
Recipe# 4622
09 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The best way to live a fit and happy life despite this daily inconvenience, is to boost your natural immunity, and including vitamin C rich foods in your diet is one way of achieving this. That’s all the more reason to enjoy this delicious Lemon and Coriander Soup made with vitamin C rich ingredient ....
Medu Vada,  South Indian Snack
Recipe# 40192
07 Nov 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli , dosa , pongal or upma< ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
05 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Cream Style Sweet Corn Soup
Recipe# 4107
22 Apr 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
You will love the Oriental touch in this luscious Cream Style Sweet Corn Soup, which is excitingly flavoured with red chilli sauce and garlic paste. Quick and easy to make, this soup is also laced with lemon juice to give it a tangy dimension. Remember that cream-style soups taste best when se ....
Sprouts Dhokla
Recipe# 39007
01 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Once a gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light breakfast. Add sprouted moong and spinach to add colour and make them more nourishing.
Ragi and Oat Crackers
Recipe# 39832
08 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Light on the stomach but crunchy to bite into, these iron rich crackers make a great breakfast option, whether early in the morning or as a snack during a mid-day refreshment break! These Ragi and Oat Crackers are all the better, as they are made with wholesome ragi, oats and whole wheat flo ....
Hari Mirch ka Achar, Instant Green Chilli Pickle
Recipe# 41891
25 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pickle in a minute? Believe it or not, this yummy pickle needs just a few minutes of your time. While people generally tend to think of pickle-making as a laborious and long-drawn process, our marvellous Indian cuisine also offers us some tasty but easy pickles lik ....
Oats, Coconut Milk, Peanut Butter Healthy Smoothie
Recipe# 42329
17 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When you bring together the right ingredients in the right way, you can achieve your nutritional goals in a very, very tasty way! Here, for example, we have made a smoothie with health-packed ingredients like oats, coconut milk and peanut butter. This luscious and tasty smoothie is great for kid ....
Chutney Podi ( Thengai)
Recipe# 32874
07 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This flavourful Chutney Podi is sure to make you gobble up an extra idli or two! Mixed with til oil, this Chutney Podi makes an exciting accompaniment to hot idlis and dosas. When packing idlis in the lunch box or for a journey, you can coat them with a mixture of Chutney Podi and til oil to make su ....
Nourishing Moong Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33012
01 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Moong soup, subtly flavoured with curry leaves and lemon juice, this moong soup is easily digestible and high on energy. Carrots and paneer increase the protein and vitamin a content making this soup a great starter to meals.
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi
Recipe# 39678
14 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Everyday fare, the Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi is a wealth of good health. Rich in protein and folic acid, thanks to chana dal and doodhi, this subzi can be prepared easily and quickly provided you have soaked the dal earlier. The best part is that this no-fuss, no-sweat recipe is made with ingredien ....
Crushed Peanut Chikki, Crushed Shing Dana Chikki Made in Jaggery
Recipe# 41001
18 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Peanut Chikki is one of the most popular amongst chikkis, the crushed peanut version being as popular as the whole one. Crushing the peanuts increases the aroma of the chikki, and enhances the flavour too as the peanuts and jaggery mix more uniformly. The texture is also quite different, somewhat so ....
Vegetable Oats Pancake
Recipe# 38992
04 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Oats can be used to make more than just porridge! mix them with carrots and spinach to prepare these colourful, low calorie pancakes that are as nutritious as well as innovative. Oats are rich in the beta-glucan enzyme which helps to lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels, while carrots and spin ....
Rice Flour Bread, Vegan and Gluten Free
Recipe# 42583
04 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The perfect bread for gluten-sensitive folks, the Rice Flour Bread is a satiating loaf that is sure to please you with its rustic texture and hearty taste. This vegan and gluten-free bread is crusty outsid ....
Rice and Moong Dal Idli
Recipe# 4665
31 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rice and Moong Dal Idli is a variant of the most popular South Indian snack, Idli, which is traditionally made with rice and urad dal. The well-tested proportions of rice and green moong dal used in this recipe result in a pleasant texture, taste and colour, which will be loved by all your family me ....
Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy
Recipe# 38906
31 Mar 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
There are several interesting things about this recipe. First of all, there is the malvani masala, which is so aromatic and flavourful because all the ingredients are toasted before grinding. Then, there is the hara chana, which is cooked and crushed to a very convenient consistency before being ....
Garlic Pickle ( Achaar Recipe )
Recipe# 3435
16 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Garlic is often added in small quantities to chutneys and pickles as part of their flavouring, but as in this recipe, it can also be the main ingredient of a hot and sweet garlic pickle. The sweetness is provided by jaggery. The garlic pods can be cooked as in this recipe or matured in the sun. The ....
Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 39641
Yesterday

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lettuce is an unexplored treasure! Not many know that it is a very good source of iron. Here is a creamy soup of lettuce thickened using finely chopped cauliflower, which not only imparts a creamy texture but also balances the flavour of lettuce well. The use of cauliflower also does away with the u ....
Ragi Upma (  Iron Rich)
Recipe# 39296
10 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ragi Upma is a great breakfast option when you want to have a healthy yet easy breakfast. Red millet flour, so full of fibre and iron, makes this a super-nutritious dish. So, although the colour of this upma is not so appealing, its nutrient quotient is, making it a must-try. Make sure you serve it ....
Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 39566
03 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes we yearn for the soothing comfort of homemade khichdi, but also feel like having something spicier. When in two minds, go for the Spicy Green Moong Dal Khichdi. Made of rice and wholesome green moong dal, this flavourful khichdi gets its punch from sautéed onion and garlic, along with a tr ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42265
03 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Wondering what to make for breakfast today? Go for this healthy, vegan Quinoa Veg Upma. Loaded with the goodness of quinoa and veggies, this upma tastes awesome, is very filling, and nutritious as well. It is quite easy to make too. You just ....
Spicy Soya Bhurji
Recipe# 22415
30 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Can you even imagine the usually bland soya granules in such an interesting form? Be prepared to be surprised! Ginger-garlic adds its unique flavour to the Spicy Soya Bhurji, as do the well-chosen combination of spices. Spice lovers can add more zing to this
Bonda, Urad Dal Bonda
Recipe# 32654
26 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A scrumptious snack made with a batter of urad spiked up with pepper and curry leaves, Bonda is an evergreen favourite across South India. It can be served as an evening snack with
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