Veganism is a way of living that attempts to exclude all forms of animal exploitation and cruelty be it for food, clothing or any other purpose.
Vegan Recipes are a subclass of vegetarian food. Apart from the consumption of meat and fish excluded in vegetarian food, a Vegan diet also excludes eating diary products, eggs etc.
Vegans avoid meat and animal agriculture products for many reasons. Foremost is because they believe in an animal’s freedom and equal right to life. Also many believe that a vegan diet improves health, prolongs life or helps to lose weight or lower disease risk. In addition to above many vegans believe that avoiding the consumption of animal products, will lead to reduced environmental footprint.
Eating vegan food does not means munching only raw carrot sticks or salad. There are plenty of mouth watering dishes that can be made without use of any animal products. While there are many delicious dishes which are inherently vegan, many other dishes can easily be made vegan by simple substitution of animal products with other items.
Meat-based based ingredients are generally swapped for meals containing beans, lentils, tofu, nuts, seeds, seitan, tempeh etc in vegan recipes. Similarly dairy products may be replaced with plant milks like soya milk, almond milk etc. Eggs can be substituted by tofu, flaxseeds or chia seeds depending on the recipes. Honey can be substituted by molasses, maple syrup etc.
While many Indian recipes are already vegan, other cuisines also include a wide variety of vegan dishes like nachos with salsa and guacamole, veggie burgers, tomato onion capsicum pizzas, bean burritos, hummus veg wraps, veg sandwiches, vegan frito pie, vegetable hakka noodles, variety of soups etc. to name a few.
In general many vegan recipes lay emphasis on including a variety of whole grains as well as a wide range of fruits and vegetables from health point of view and vegan range of food is catching up with new recipes springing up fast.
Here we cover some of the popular Indian vegan recipes, including a variety of delicious snacks, curries, rice, breads, salads and desserts.
A Collection of Vegan Recipes
Indian Vegan Snacks Recipes
Baby Corn Manchurian is a very popular vegetarian dish from Indo-Chinese cuisine which is made from deep fried Baby Corn ...See Recipe
Bread Upma is a traditional South Indian recipe. It is a savory and tangy dish which can be served as ...See Recipe
Medu Vada or Sambar Vada is a fried, doughnut shaped south Indian delicacy made from Urad Dal. It tastes heavenly ...See Recipe
Rava Upma or Suji Upma is a simple, easy to cook and healthy breakfast made from roasted suji (also known ...See Recipe
Tomato Cucumber Sandwich is one of the easiest and quickest sandwich recipe to make. This simple sandwich recipe needs minimal ...See Recipe
Indian Vegan Curries & Dal (Lentil Dishes)
Aloo Palak Gravy is a simple and healthy combination of green leafy vegetable Spinach and everyone’s favorite Aloo (Potato). The ...See Recipe
Sabut Masoor Dal is a healthy dish made from whole Masoor (brown-skinned whole lentils) which is cooked in an onion-tomato ...See Recipe
Sorakkai Sambar also known as Bottle Gourd Sambar or Lauki Sambar is a very tasty and healthy Sambar made with ...See Recipe
Aloo Beans or Aloo Phali Ki Sabzi is a mildly spicy curry made of French Beans cooked with Potatoes. It ...See Recipe
Dal Fry is made by adding boiled and softened Dal to a seasoning of onion, tomato and spices which have ...See Recipe
Vegan Rice Recipes
Schezwan Fried Rice is a popular and spicy rice dish from the Indo-Chinese cuisine. It derives it's unique pungent & ...See Recipe
Palak Pulao or Spinach Rice is a simple and flavorful Indian rice recipe cooked with spinach and seasoned with Indian ...See Recipe
Lemon Rice is an easy rice preparation which has an amazing taste as it is spiced up with curry leaves, ...See Recipe
Pineapple Fried Rice is a healthy dish with an amazing medley of sweet, savory & tangy flavors. Fried rice is ...See Recipe
Jeera Rice or Cumin Rice is a simple Indian rice dish flavoured with cumin seeds. Cumin seeds and select Indian ...See Recipe
Vegan Indian Breads
Gobi Paratha or Cauliflower Paratha is a Paratha having delicious stuffing of grated spiced Cauliflower (Gobi). Paratha and Roti are ...See Recipe
Mooli Paratha is a popular North Indian recipe generally prepared for Breakfast. It is traditionally a Punjabi recipe but now ...See Recipe
Makki Mooli Methi Paratha is a delicious and healthy Indian Bread made from maize flour, radish and fenugreek leaves. Makki ...See Recipe
Palak Puri is made by deep frying a mixture of whole wheat flour, pureed spinach and other spices. These delicious ...See Recipe
Vegan Accompaniments - Salads, Chutneys, Dips & Pickles
Ker Sangri Achaar is a very unique and popular pickle from Rajasthani cuisine. It is a flavorful dry mix of ...See Recipe
Kachumber Salad is a variety of Salad which is essentially made from fresh chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and addition of ...See Recipe
Sprouted Moong Dal Salad is a colourful and refreshing low calorie dish packed with nutrients. Moong Dal (Green Gram Lentil) ...See Recipe
Coriander Tomato Chutney or Green Chutney is a simple and delicious chutney made with tomato and coriander leaves. It is ...See Recipe
Mango Pickle or Aam Ka Achaar is a tangy and spicy condiment made from raw mangoes that adds an extra ...See Recipe
Malpua is a traditional Indian Dessert which is very popular and extremely irresistible. It is a delectable pancake recipe made ...See Recipe
Aamras is a popular summer dessert made of pureed ripe mangoes sweetened with sugar or jaggery. Mango is considered the ...See Recipe