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Last Updated : Nov 20,2020

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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Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
Recipe# 42401
20 Nov 20

 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 ....
Red Capsicum Carrot and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40846
04 Feb 19

 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 ....
Vegan Healthy Lunch Salad, Office Salad
Recipe# 42246
26 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Break away from carrying conventional lunches to work, and go for some healthy salads instead! A lunch salad is not only crunchy and tasty but also very satiating – to be a meal by itself. You can carry the salad and dressing separately and toss them together just before eating your lunch. This ....
Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal with Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42390
20 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats, which can be bought at well-stocked supermarkets and in specialty/ gourmet food stores, are groats of oats made by chopping whole oats into two or three pieces. It has a nice grainy mouth-feel, which is quite satiating. Just the taste and texture instils a sense of well-being and ....
Steel Cut Oats with Strawberries and Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42389
19 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats is a coarse oatmeal, made by chopping whole oats into two or three pieces. Hence the name ‘steel cut’. It is a gluten-free whole grain that is much healthier than quick cooking rolled oats. It is rich in fibre and lowers cholesterol. Best of all, it has a nice grainy texture that ....
Coconut Chikki, Kopra Chikki Made in Jaggery
Recipe# 40999
05 Jul 16

 by Tarla Dalal
The Coconut Chikki is quite unique in its flavour and texture. It is thinner than most other chikkis, has an exhilarating crispness, and the rich flavour of coconut and jaggery. Here is a detailed step-by-step recipe that shows you how to make Coconut Chikki at home. Keep all the required item ....
Vegan Oats and Coconut Milk Pudding
Recipe# 42346
23 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Coconut Milk is being increasingly recognised for its health benefits. With a creamy, pleasant flavour, it adds not just nutrients but also taste to any dish it is used in. This no-fuss, easy-to-make Vegan Oats and Coconut Milk Pudding is a wonderfully healthy breakfast with a creamy mouth-feel ....
Strawberry Oats Pudding
Recipe# 42347
20 Nov 20

by Tarla Dalal
Armed with recipes like these, you can ensure a healthy and tasty breakfast without sweating in the kitchen. All you need to do is mix the ingredients together and let them sit in the fridge overnight. In the morning, when the oats, berries and almond milk have become acquainted with each other, ....
Strawberry Almond Milk and Oats Smoothie
Recipe# 42345
20 Nov 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Top-up your nutrients with this tasty smoothie, on days when you are in a rush and don’t have time for a full-fledged breakfast . Filling, tasty and loaded with nutritious ingredients, this healthful Strawberry, Almond Milk an ....
Moong Dal Paratha
Recipe# 765
15 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
green moong dal paratha | moong dal paratha | split moong dal paratha | with amazing 23 images. green moong dal paratha is a protein rich paratha from the
Multigrain Healthy Cracker, Lactose Free
Recipe# 42338
14 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a delectable lactose-free snack that all of you are sure to fall in love with! Loaded with the goodness of wholesome flours and flaxseeds powder, this Multigrain Healthy Cracker tastes so awesome even without using butter or any type of dairy product. You can enjoy it with tea, or car ....
Vegan Amaranth Almond Milk and Apple Porridge
Recipe# 42243
08 Nov 19

 by Tarla Dalal
When a recipe is satiating, tasty and healthy too, you don’t have to think twice before making it. Well, this Vegan Amaranth Almond Milk and Apple Porridge is just that! A touch of cinnamon and maple syrup give it an awesome flavour, while ingredients like apple and wholegrain amaranth give it a ....
One Meal Soup, Low Salt Recipe
Recipe# 22312
02 Jan 19

by Tarla Dalal
A nourishing soup that does wonders for the heart! The One Meal Soup brims with the goodness of vegetables and moong dal, and provides you with a good amount of fibre and protein. It is also a wonderful source of vitamin C , a ....
Fresh Green Garlic Pickle
Recipe# 22339
10 Nov 20

by Tarla Dalal
Yearning for a healthy pickle? green garlic has blood-thinning compounds that help maintain normal b. P. Chop very finely to appreciate its sharp flavour.
Oatmeal Green Apples Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42259
31 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Kick-start your day with this healthy, filling and super tasty dish, which can be fixed in a jiffy if you have all the ingredients ready in your fridge. The combination of oats, peanut butter and almond milk, perked up with tangy and filling green apples, makes a delightful breakfast, which has ....
Saffron Cardamom Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42187
01 Mar 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Almond milk is healthy, no doubt, and several commercial brands are available, but none will be as tasty as this! Easy to make and much more cost-efficient than commercial brands, this Saffron Cardamom Almond Milk has a heavenly flavour, thanks to the use of perfect desi spices like cardamom and saf ....
Poha Idli ( How To Make Poha Idli )
Recipe# 32834
06 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
poha idli | south indian poha idli | aval idli | soft poha idli | poha idli with fermentation | with 25 amazing photos The super soft, super fluffy
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 1439
14 Nov 19

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by Tarla Dalal
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumpt ....
Grilled Cauliflower Recipe
Recipe# 42227
15 Sep 20

by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of cooking cauliflower on a griller pan? Well, the outcome is extraordinary! We tried grilling cauliflower, marinated with garlic, spices and herbs, and really loved the taste and texture of the product. Ideal to serve as a
Homemade Almond Milk Made with Soaked Almonds
Recipe# 42192
19 May 20

 by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome almond milk made with soaked, unpeeled almonds is easy to make and also cost-effective compared to commercial brands. We trialled different methods before arriving at this awesome one, which gives a good taste and consistency. Don’t peel the soaked almonds. Just blend them with a ....
Blueberry Avocado Vegan Smoothie, Healthy Breakfast
Recipe# 42140
24 Aug 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Creamy avocados and tangy blueberries come together to give you a luscious smoothie with an invigorating flavour! Add some almond milk too, and you get an irresistible deal. Tinged with vanilla essence and sweetened with maple syrup, this Blueberry Avocado Vegan Smoothie has a really awesome tas ....
Apple Cinnamon and Oats Recipe with Almond Milk, Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42204
02 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This is an elegantly-flavoured, soul-warming breakfast that is sure to gear you up for the day ahead. Oats, cooked with almond milk, laced with cinnamon and topped with apples and walnuts, this is one bowlful that you are sure to enjoy. Moreove ....
Dal Kalai, Bengali Kalai Dal
Recipe# 41354
22 Oct 19

by Tarla Dalal
Taste has nothing to do with complexity – and this recipe proves the fact! A simple dal from Bengali kitchens, Dal Kalai is made by flavouring cooked urad dal with a paste of saunf and ginger. Together with a quick tempering of green chillies, this paste gives the dal such an awesome taste and a ....
Cucumber Chana Dal
Recipe# 7534
13 Aug 20

 by Tarla Dalal
You might have tried preparing chana dal and cucumber in the form of gravies, but this unique dry subzi made with the same combo is unbelievably tasty and sure to delight you with its crispy texture. Cooked simply with minimal spices, this Jain -friendly Cucum ....
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