Vegan Recipes

Vegan recipes that do not use animal products. These are also dairy free and suitable for lactose intolerant people.

Cucumber Peanut Salad – Khamang Kakdi [Vegan Recipe]

Khamang Kakdi - Cucumber peanut salad - vegan recipe

Cucumber Peanut Salad or Khamang Kakdi or Kakdi Chi Koshimbir is a staple in our home. It’s something I grew up on, and thankfully, loved even when I was a child. Yup, I was the kind of child who gorged on salads and greens. Veggies have always been a big part of any meal for… 

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Mango Daal with Turmeric – Summer Vegan Recipe

Mango Daal

This time last year, I was busy with my 30 Days of Daal blogging marathon. As many of you know, 30 Days of Daal went on to become a popular book that has been appreciated globally. Well, that was 2015. The summer of 2016 has been pretty slack in terms of blogging. This is my… 

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Black Bean Burritos for Cinco De Mayo – Vegan Recipe

Black Bean Burrito vegan

Most of the Mexican food we eat in popular restaurants is loaded with cheese or sour cream. I do love it, but it is possible to have a simple, fresh and healthier version of Mexican food. Black Bean Burritos are my answer. They are the perfect quick fix for celebrating Cinco De Mayo from the… 

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Sprouted Horse Gram Curry – Kulith Usal [Vegan]

Sprouted Horse Gram Curry - Kulith Usal Vegan

Horse Gram, also called kulith in Marathi, is one of those indigenous super foods we don’t pay much attention to. It is a small bean or legume which is high in iron, protein and is also known to be beneficial for many health conditions like diabetes and arthritis. Kulith Pithla, a stew made with horse… 

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Tikka Masala – Tandoori Masala Spice Mix Recipe

Tikka Masala or Tandoori Masala Spice Mix, Spice Powder, Spice Blend or Spice Rub

Tikka Masala or Tandoori Masala? Are you wondering if I mixed up the titles? Don’t worry. I am about to explain it all. Chicken Tikka Masala is pretty popular, especially in Britain. Some say it is the number 1 British restaurant dish. The Masala in Chicken Tikka Masala refers to the sauce or the gravy… 

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Spicy Oatmeal Recipe – How to make Lemony Masala Oats

spicy oatmeal recipe - lemony masala oats

Masala Oats? Yep. Spicy oatmeal recipe? Yep. You heard that right. There is such a thing. Especially in India. Actually, it is the rage in India where big brands are churning out oats in all kinds of savory versions, even Chinese Oats. And celebrity chefs are creating these popular recipes. So. Savory Oats. If you… 

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Turkish Lentil Kofte with Creamy Red Pepper Dip

Turkish Lentil Kofte 5

These red lentil kofte are so versatile you could call them lentil balls or lentil bites. Or meatless meatballs? But before that, an announcement. I am pleased to announce that my book Rice Bowl topped the charts and achieved the honor of being #1 Bestseller in the Amazon Kindle store in Indian cooking and one… 

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Shortcut Chickpea & Broccoli Curry – 15 Minute Recipe

chickpea broccoli curry

Chickpea & Broccoli curry is a highly popular dish for some reason. A couple of years ago, it was all the rage on food blogs. I somehow missed writing about this recipe then, but the good news is that over a period of time, I have whittled it down to a super short version. If… 

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Coconut Rice – Vegan Indian Rice Recipe [Meatless Monday]

coconut rice

Coconut rice is inspired by South Indian cuisine. We have a sweet coconut rice in Maharashtrian (my native) cuisine called Narali Bhat, which I am not very fond of. I had mulled over a savory version for a long time. I had heard of Thengai Sadam, a savory coconut rice made in South India. I… 

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Mushroom Lentil Burger – Meaty Vegetarian Burger

Mushroom Lentil Burger

Mushroom Lentil Burger is a dense, meaty, flavorful vegetarian/ vegan burger made with real food ingredients. Most carnivores will shudder at the thought of a veggie burger. Potato patties or Aloo Tikkis in another form are all the rage in India, or have been. Brands like McCain or Yummiez are trying to bring a frozen… 

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