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Last Updated : Sep 11,2019



वेगन ड़ाइट रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Vegan recipes in Hindi)
વેગન ડાઇઅટ રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Vegan recipes in Gujarati)

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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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 ....
Malvani Chana Masala, Maharashtrian Chana Gravy
Recipe# 38906
13 Mar 19

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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 ....
Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 39641
21 Feb 19

 
 
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
26 Feb 19

 
 
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 Soya Bhurji
Recipe# 22415
19 Aug 19

 
 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
20 Aug 13

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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
Vegetable Fried Rice ( Easy Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 4165
21 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
No Chinese meal is complete without Fried Rice or Hakka Noodles. Indo-Chinese street food preferred by most college ....
Nachni Dosa, Ragi Dosa Made with Whole Nachni
Recipe# 22354
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Did you know that fermented items tend to worsen acidity, or even cause it? Hence, idlis, dosas and such items made with a fermented batter are best avoided by those suffering from acidity. This Nachni Dosa is a delicious alternative made with ragi and without rice. The batter is not fermented, ....
Chocolate Coconut Healthy Vegan Dessert
Recipe# 42372
27 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you have wondered whether it is ever possible to make a delicious dessert without butter, sugar or plain flour, this Chocolate Coconut Healthy Vegan Dessert is the ultimate answer to your doubts! With the intense flavour of cocoa, the mellow but rich taste of coconut butter and the lovely cru ....
Vegetable Upma, Upma Recipe
Recipe# 40643
30 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Vegetable Upma is an all-time favourite breakfast or snack that is enjoyed all over India and across the world too, because if its convenience, sumptuousness and enjoyable flavour. This Upma is basically made of semolina cooked with a traditional tempering and an assortment of veggies, which lend th ....
Coriander Upma
Recipe# 39001
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nice green colour and flavour. Roast the semolina and prepare the coriander chutney the previous evening and toss up this upma quickly in the morning. Once you have this upma, you will not like plain regular upma.
Moong Sprouts Panki
Recipe# 40916
21 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Panki is an all-time favourite traditional Gujarati snack, which can be thought of as thin and tasty pancakes cooked between banana leaves to get a unique, rustic aroma. This innovative panki recipe is a zero-oil variant, made with a batter of sprouted moong, oa ....
Almond Berry and Coconut Cake, For Fitness and Weight Loss
Recipe# 41134
10 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Almond, Berry and Coconut Cake is a dashing treat for the palate, with its melt-in-the-mouth texture and splendid flavour. This unique cake is made with almond flour, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and honey, unlike run-of-the-mill cakes that are made with maida and sugar. Your body ....
Dal Paratha, Yellow Moong Dal Paratha
Recipe# 1986
29 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is not sensational, and that is what makes it perfect to cook at home, on any day when you feel down in the dumps! Homely to the core, this Dal Paratha is satiating, wholesome and very soothingly flavoured with simple spice powders. Yet, it fills your heart and tummy, in a very com ....
Chocolate Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42186
18 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
While everybody is convinced about the health benefits of almond milk, especially for vegans and those on a heavy training/ workout regime, the price of most commercial brands puts us off! Plus, some people do not like the bland taste of plain almond milk. Here is an easy-to-make but cost-effect ....
Manglorean Drumstick Curry
Recipe# 4362
16 May 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Mangalorean Drumstick Curry is traditional fare that reflects the rich and vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine. Thanks to the abundance of coconuts along the Kerala and Konkan coast, these cuisines use coconut generously in the masalas and garnishes. Here, in this preparation, drumstick and potat ....
Mini Nachni Pancake
Recipe# 38989
26 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous Mini Nachni Pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition! Loaded with iron and calcium, these toothsome pancakes will help start your day on an energetic and exciting note. Remember however tha ....
Black Bean Quinoa Veg Salad
Recipe# 41985
01 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This Black Bean Quinoa Veg Salad is a super tasty and exciting way to consume power-packed ingredients like quinoa, beans and veggies. It has ingredients of various textures, which gives you a wonderful mouth-feel. The Orange Vinaigrette Dressing, which combines orange juice with honey, herbs an ....
Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
29 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Learning to make granola bars is a worthy skill, because granola bars are so tasty and so handy! You can just keep a few in your handbag and munch on them when you are hungry. However, whenever we buy commercial brands, we are always doubtful about the health quotient and quality of ingredients ....
Masala Bhaat, Maharashtrian Masala Bhaat Health Recipe
Recipe# 3581
13 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Maharashtrian rice is an amazing combination of spicy flavours and mouth-watering textures. When served with low fat curds or raita , it makes a complet ....
Nourishing Khichdi, Oats Moong Dal and Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22327
02 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
To many, the phrase comfort food is synonymous with Khichdi, a nourishing and homely food that never fails to satiate. In this recipe, we have combined high fibre oats with yellow moong dal to make a Nourishing Khichdi with a difference. Veggies add a welcome crunch to this recipe, while also br ....
Black Raspberry Oatmeal Recipe, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42502
15 Mar 18

 
 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 ....
Healthy Brazilian Nut Chocolate Balls
Recipe# 42471
03 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolates are not out of reach of vegans ! Here is a dashingly tasty chocolate made with the choicest of ingredients. The Healthy Brazilian Nut Chocolate Balls are made with Brazilian nuts and cocoa, held together with a little coconut oil and swe ....
Green Pea Poha, Matar Poha
Recipe# 4655
11 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Iron-rich poha is an all-time favourite breakfast recipe, especially in Maharashtra. In fact, poha can be had any time – packed in a box, a snack on the move, or a tea-time accompaniment. While you might be familiar with the common
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