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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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Muskmelon, Apple and Green Grapes Juice
Recipe# 4685
19 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
muskmelon apple and grape juice recipe | melon apple grape juice | healthy melon apple juice | melon apple drink for glowing skin | muskmelon apple and grape juice
Peach Sauce for Desserts and Ice-creams
Recipe# 1635
18 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Peach is a very pleasant fruit. Everything about it – the soft texture, the mild taste and the soothing scent – is very appealing. Here is an easy and tasty Peach Sauce for Desserts and Ice-Creams, which is made with canned peaches and lemon juice. You can use it to jazz up ice-creams like the < ....
Pear in Lemon Jelly
Recipe# 2556
17 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist dipping their spoon into a plate of wobbly jelly, especially if it is resplendent with a lemony scent and colour?! Here, we have further added to the appeal of lemon jelly by adding pears, stewed in sugar. Biting into succulent bits of pear in the midst of tangy lemon jelly is a v ....
Usal ( Healthy Subzi)
Recipe# 6420
25 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation made healthier using an assortment of sprouted pulses. Sprouting not only increases the protein content but also makes the dish easier to digest and richer in calcium. While some methods of preparation use kokum, we have used tomatoes for tang so that it can b ....
Anar ka Slush, Pomegranate Slush
Recipe# 2851
26 Nov 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Who can resist a chatpata and chilled dose of Anar ka Gola, especially after binging on their favourite snacks like Khasta Kachori Chaat , Sev Puri ,
Almond Pistachios Praline Triangles
Recipe# 1899
12 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious praline made of healthy nuts and seeds, the almond pistachio praline triangles are a great snack for any time of the day. Nuts and seeds are a storehouse of energy, and also provide essential nutrients like protein, fibre, anti-oxidants and vitamin e – making them a must-have for kids. S ....
Mini Idlis in Coconut Sauce
Recipe# 218
05 Jul 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Mini idlis, with loads of spinach in the batter, are tasty and healthy too. Instead of the standard sambhar combo, here the idlis are floated in a soothing coconut sauce with mild hints of green chillies. Mini idlis in coconut sauce is an innovative cocktail snack – just remember to serve it piping ....
Apple Magic, Lemony Apple Juice
Recipe# 6213
17 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
lemon apple juice recipe | lemon and apple juice benefits | apple lemon cooler | how to make apple and lemon juice | lemon apple juice is a healthy, refreshing an ....
Instant Chilli Pickle
Recipe# 3406
23 Jul 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is meant for those who love spice. We have however used a milder variety of chillies i.e. Bhavnagri chillies which are long thick green chillies. You can use the sharp small green chillies if you like. Chilli roundels are sautéed with whole fenugreek seeds, cumin and turmeric to wh ....
Gajbaje, Mixed Vegetable in Coconut Curry
Recipe# 4986
25 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from Konkan cuisine, Gajbaje is a dish of mixed vegetables in a spicy coconut curry. The dish is quite easy to prepare – veggies are cooked till soft and then flavoured with a peppy coconut paste and finally topped with a traditional tempering, which instantly boosts the flavour and aroma ....
Lemon and Peach Delight
Recipe# 2254
27 Aug 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The Lemon and Peach Delight is a kid’s dream come true – and equally enjoyable for adults too! A layer of canned peaches is covered with tangy and wobbly jelly and refrigerated, to make this awesome dessert. Shaped like a ring, this dainty treat is a pretty sight to behold. Its lemony aroma is ....
Apple Cups with Fresh Fruits
Recipe# 1897
12 Aug 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This irresistible snack is a perfect example of culinary innovation. It is easy, quick and super tasty! All you need to do is make dainty cups out of apples, and fill it with mixed fruits and glistening strawberry jelly cubes flavoured with chaat masala. The chaat masala gives this dish a spic ....
Pears with Apricot Sauce
Recipe# 2249
05 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Even words like heavenly do not do full justice to this dessert , which is really beyond comparison. Pears, stewed in sugar along with whole spices like cinnamon and cloves, is laced with lemon juice, and topped with ....
Carrot, Lettuce and Date Salad
Recipe# 4205
06 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This colourful and tasty Carrot, Lettuce and Date Salad is a brilliant cure for constipation. The lemon juice and pepper dressing contrasts well with the sweetness of dates, and helps to accentuate the flavours of the other ingredients too, adding a spicy dimension to the salad. You will ....
Radish Nachni Roti
Recipe# 39958
07 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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An unusual but extremely nutritious roti made with a combination of ragi and wheat flours reinforced with low carbohydrate radish and its greens. The sharp and slightly bitter taste of the radish greens adds great value to the Radish Nachni Roti, further enhanced with sesame and roasted cumin seeds, ....
Semiyan Upma, Vermicelli Upma, Seviyan Upma
Recipe# 32680
14 May 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This interesting recipe is a variation of the popular and common South Indian recipe upma , using wheat vermicelli instead of semolina. It tastes great with freshly ground
Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa
Recipe# 4378
16 May 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A typical Maharashtrian food, Batata ani Flower cha Rassa enhances the traditional preparation by using cauliflower florets in addition to potato cubes. Cooked with typical ingredients like tomatoes, ginger paste, etc., and a traditional tempering, this curry is slightly watery and must be served pi ....
Sprouted Fruity Bean Salad (  Desi Khana)
Recipe# 1471
26 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious sprouts pairs well with invigorating orange and tomatoes, balanced carefully with sweet bananas and grapes. Delicate spices weave in and out of the sprouted fruity bean salad, taking the user on a culinary adventure.
Sprouted Masala Matki
Recipe# 5701
20 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
sprouted masala matki recipe | sprouted moth masala | matki sprouts curry | healthy snack | with step by step images. sprouted masala matki is a nourishing fare w ....
Apricot and Walnut Pancakes with Orange Sauce
Recipe# 30811
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet pancakes served with warm, tangy orange sauce is nothing short of a treat! And healthy too… for the nuts provide protein and calcium required for the formation of new bone cells and for the growth and maintenance of bones.
Chola Dal Pudla
Recipe# 569
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Gujarati dish, Chola Dal Pudla is a scrumptious pancake made of a batter of soaked and ground chola dal fortified with chopped fenugreek leaves and other common flavour enhancing ingredients. You will find these succulent, crisp pancakes to be filling and tasty, even better than the qu ....
Fruity Chana Salad ( Delicious Diabetic Cookbook)
Recipe# 3492
28 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
I often turn to this delightful salad when i have leftover chick peas and a basket of fruits in the refrigerator. The chick peas have a wealth of nutrients like energy, protein, calcium and iron while the orange segments abound in vitamin c which helps to enhance our resistance to diseases. Feel fre ....
Daria Chikki, Roasted Chana Dal Chikki
Recipe# 40998
05 Jul 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to any mithai, there is no disputing the fact that anything that is homemade with love tastes much better than store-bought ones. This holds true for chikkis too! Yes, chikki – the wonderful Indian snack that continues to enchant several generations o ....
Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal
Recipe# 4379
15 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickler from the Marathi culinary files! Dalimbi Usal, a traditional accompaniment to rice and rotis is made by cooking field beans with a traditional tempering, tangy kokum and everyday spices. Jaggery creates a nice sweet and sour effect, while other ingredients like ginger, ....
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 on 18 Nov 20 08:04 PM


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19 Nov 20 03:22 PM