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Last Updated : Feb 21,2018
VEGAN DIET, VEGAN FOOD, 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.
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.
Can be eaten:
1) All cereals like wheat, rice, jowar, bajra, ragi, corn, breakfast cereals etc.
2) Pulses and legumes – chana dal, chick pea, soy and soy products, lentils etc.
3) Vegetables – all vegetables
4) Fruits – all fruits
5) Yeast and mushrooms - because they are fungi and not animals.
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.
Meeting the protein needs become a challenge and so it is really important to include vegan sources of protein like beans, legumes 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
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 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 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.
16 Mar 18
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi 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 ....
15 Mar 18
Black Raspberry Oatmeal Recipe, Vegan Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a breakfast
that’s ready in a jiffy yet bursting with goodness.
Black Raspberry Oatmeal is a no-cook breakfast recipe made with almond milk. You just need to mix the ingredients and refrigerate for a while. Yet, it tastes so awesome and is v ....
15 Mar 18
Oats Upma ( Breakfast Recipes) by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is one that will make oats a much-loved ingredient in your house! Here, fibre-rich oats is cooked along with a traditional, flavourful tempering and scrumptious, colourful veggies like carrots and peas, which add to the flavour and visual appeal of the dish. Take care to roast the oats w ....
26 Nov 13
Vegetable Oats Pancake 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 ....
02 Nov 17
Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe, Eggless and Dairy Free by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves chocolate cakes, but the moment somebody mentions it, we think not just of the intense taste of cocoa but also the indulgent richness of dairy products like butter, cream and condensed milk, which put it out of the reach of vegans.
Here is a completely Vegan Chocolate Cake Recipe ....
15 Apr 16
Sprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Let’s give a healthy twist to the evergreen Aloo Tikki! Using sprouted moong increases the nutrient-value by at least 15 per cent, while coriander and mint give an aromatic spin to the tale. Serve these fibre-rich Sprouts Tikkis hot and crisp, as soon as you prepare them.
11 Sep 14
Rice and Moong Dal Idli 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 ....
05 May 16
Apple, Banana and Date Salad by Tarla Dalal
It is the dressing that transforms the simple combination of apples, bananas and dates into an exotic and tongue-tickling salad! You are sure to have tried varied dressings ranging from honey-based and lemon-based to olive oil-based and curd-based ones.
The Apple. Banana and Date Salad feature ....
02 Feb 18
Apple and Banana Steel Cut Oats by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats is a high-fibre
product made by slicing oat grains into two or three groats each.
It is healthier and more mealy than quick cooking oats, and has a really awesome mouth-feel. You can make exciting breakfast and snack options by combining st ....
02 Feb 18
How To Cook and Store Steel Cut Oats for 5 Days by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats is a variety that’s gaining popularity of late. Here, whole grains of oats are cut into two or three groats. Hence, the name steel-cut.
Since it is made from whole grains of oats, it has a mealier mouth-feel. Being rich in fibre
20 Feb 18
Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala by Tarla Dalal
Chai Masala, with its well-balanced mix of spicy notes, is ideal to flavour many dishes, not just tea! This Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala is an example that proves our point.
Here, the oats is perked up with chai masala and a dash of vanilla, sweetened mildly with maple syrup. With t ....
20 Feb 18
Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats by Tarla Dalal
An exquisite breakfast that is unlike anything you have tasted before, the Pumpkin Steel Cut oats combines cooked and blended red pumpkin with steel-cut oats.
The recipe gets a flavourful boost from apples, a touch of nutmeg and a sprinkling of roasted sunflower seeds. The luscious texture of th ....
23 Nov 15
Cabbage Salad by Tarla Dalal
This salad is cabbage through and through, with dark green speckles of green chillies and coriander here and there. Yet, this crunchy high fibre Cabbage Salad is so tasty, you will see people reach for more helpings of it. We will let you in on the little secret. A tangy dressing with black salt, le ....
14 Mar 18
Red Capsicum Carrot and Apple Juice by Tarla Dalal
This attractive orange-coloured juice is a pleasure to behold, and even more of a treat to the palate!
A smart combination of fruits and veggies gives this Red Capsicum, Carrot and Apple Juice a vibrant flavour. The low-calorie red capsicum gives this juice a unique flavour that is mildly spic ....
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