Vegan Recipes

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

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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Peanut Sundal – No Onion No Garlic Recipe [Vegan]

no onion no garlic sundal recipe

Peanut Sundal is an easy nutritious salad or snack that can be very addictive. And no, you don’t have to wait for any holy occasion to indulge in it. I recently blogged about the Bhog festival at the Four Points by Sheraton Pune. Navratri or Durga Pooja has spurred local restaurants and hotels to hold… 

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Daal Shorba – 5 Ingredient Zero Oil Recipe

Daal Shorba

Daal Shorba is the last recipe in our #30daysofdaal series. I can’t believe I am saying this. Yay! Daal is one of the most prized pantry or grocery items in India. It provides some essential proteins for the vegetarian diet. It is also expensive! I have tried to remark on the social/ cultural significance of… 

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Rajasthani Daal – Vegan Recipe

Rajasthani Daal

Daal recipes have consumed me for the past few weeks. Today’s daal is a Rajasthani recipe. It is the kind of daal I have eaten at ‘thali restaurants’ like Sukanta or Khandani Rajdhani here in Pune. And you won’t believe how hard it was to find a recipe for this simple daal. I finally ended… 

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Daal Pakwan – Sindhi Breakfast Recipe

Daal pakwan Recipe

#30daysofdaal has me spending sleepless nights. I am wondering what the last few recipes should be. Seems like all the more elaborate and tough recipes have been kept aside until the last moment. So this week I made Dalma and Daal Makhni, which take a little bit more love than the simple dal tadka. Sindhi… 

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Dalma – Oriya Vegetable and Daal Recipe

Dalma Recipe

Dalma comes to us from Odisha, an eastern Indian state that shares its coastline with the Bay of Bengal. I know hardly anything about Oriya or Odiya food, so the Dalma recipe seemed like a good way to start. It also fit in with the concept of #30daysofdaal. The term lentil and vegetable stew sounds… 

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Green Daal with Panch Phoran – Aromatic Daal Recipe

Green Daal with Panchphoran 1

Green Daal with Panch Phoran has a Bengali touch, just because it uses this highly aromatic 5 spice blend. This daal is fashioned after a ‘green daal’ that featured on the menu of my favorite neighborhood Bong restaurant. They have closed shop long ago, but I do remember the daal. I could not find a… 

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Dry Chana Daal with Onions – Vegan Indian Recipe

Dry chana daal with onion

Chana Daal is a split chickpea or garbanzo bean. Literally! #30daysofdaal has not included many recipes with chana daal so far, other than the Panchmel Daal which has a bit of it. But Chana Daal is very tasty and a universal favorite. A lot of thought and discussion went into this particular recipe. This is… 

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Kalai Daal or Biuli Dal – Bengali Style Urad Daal Recipe

kalai daal 3

Kalai Daal, probably pronounced as Kolai Daal comes from Bengal. It has been a pretty busy day. I actually woke up early, went for a Yoga Day celebration and also blogged about it. I wrote another post on the Indonesian Food Festival at the Westin but don’t worry. I haven’t forgotten today’s daal. As #30daysofdaal… 

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