10 Best Vegan Recipes

   |  Updated: June 13, 2017 08:13 IST

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10 Best Vegan Recipes
Highlights
  • Being vegan has become more of a lifestyle choice than just a diet
  • According to PETA, 2017 is officially the year of vegan
  • Here are some vegan recipes that you would love to devour
Been thinking of switching to a vegetarian diet? How about going a step further and adopting the vegan way of life? Veganism is defined as the type of vegetarian diet which excludes eggs, meat, dairy products and other animal-procured products. Nowadays, being vegan has become more of a lifestyle choice than just a diet. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), 2017 is officially the year of vegan and new food trends prove that more and more people are avoiding animal-derived ingredients, which are cruelly produced, unhealthy and environmentally devastating. Following suit, we present our 10 best vegan recipes that will make vegan look delish.

Yes, we do agree there are a few challenges when it comes to leading a vegan diet since the choices are so limited. However, who said that you cannot prepare interesting food by daring to explore and thinking out of the box? Take a look and cook up!



1. Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
Recipe by Chef Lynn Pereira

vegan chocolate ice creamThis Chocolate ice-cream will satiate your palates to the fullest Photo Credit: Instagram/thoseveganguysblog

Do you love ice cream but can't have it because you are lactose intolerant? Worry not. Vegan chocolate ice cream is here to the rescue. Chocolate ice-cream made with almonds and bananas will end up satiating your palates to the fullest.

2. Vegan Almond Milk
Recipe by Dr. Kavita Reddy

almond milkAlmonds, poppy seeds and cardamom makes for enhanced frothy milk
 
Almonds, poppy seeds and cardamom make for an enhanced frothy milk, which you will love. Nutritious and tasty, almond milk is a great substitute for cow's milk for people who are lactose intolerant or follow a vegan diet. If you haven't tried it yet, get going!

3. Dates and Figs Fudge
Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah

dates and figs fudgeMake this sinful recipe with dates, figs and peanut butter

Looking for some sweet indulgence? You don't have to look at the refrigerator anymore. You will love this sinful recipe which brings together dates, figs and peanut butter to make just the perfect dessert without hampering your vegan diet.

4. Vegan Gajar Ka Halwa
Recipe by Chef Meenu Nageshwaran

vegan gajar ka halwaHere's for you the vegan version of 'gajar ka halwa' made with fresh almond milk.

If you are one of those who love binging on desserts, you would know one cannot miss Gajar ka Halwa. Surprised to see it in this list? Who would have thought that this indulgent dessert, traditionally laden with clarified butter and evaporated milk could be adapted to a dairy free version that tastes just as delectable. Here's for you the vegan version of Gajar ka Halwa made with fresh almond milk.

5. Greek Style Pizza
Recipe by Chef Abdul Kareem

greek pizza vegan

We promise this would be as binge-worthy with every bite you take and wouldn’t regret a bit.

If pizza is your thing but cheese is stopping you from eating it, then this light and flavourful vegan pizza, which is made from scratch and topped with fresh avocado, zucchini, bell peppers and olives, is just the perfect bet for you. We promise this would be as binge-worthy with every bite you take and you wouldn't regret a bit.

6. Badaam Ka Sharbat
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta

badaam ka sharbatSuper nourishing drink bursting with fragrant flavours of almonds, cardamoms and kewda
 
A super nourishing drink bursting with fragrant flavours of almonds, cardamoms and kewda, Badaam ka Sharbat is the right beverage for this season. Any pluses? It is super healthy and delectable at the same time. We are sure you don't want to miss this.

7. Creamy Boursin-Style Spread
Recipe by Chef Meenu Nageshwaram
 
boursin veganMake your breads a little more lively and fun with Boursin spread Photo Credit: Instagram/armandinescissorhands

Make your breads a little more lively and fun. This creamy Boursin-style spread is absolutely addictive and delicious on your favourite crackers or bread. It makes an absolutely fantastic spread for a sandwich and great for crudities.



8. Tofu and Cashew Mayonnaise
Recipe by Chef Seema Chandra

eggless mayoEnjoy Tofu and cashew mayonnaise without any eggs

Imagine a mayonnaise without a drop of oil! Don't believe us? Well, here it is then. Tofu and cashew mayonnaise without any eggs, totally vegan and can be eaten without even a pinch of guilt.



9. Dates and Cashew Vegan Balls
Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah

date vegan ballsThis energy booster is the perfect snack to nibble on

This energy booster is the perfect snack to nibble on. Loaded with the goodness of dates, cashew nuts and coconut, you can also throw in some seeds of your choice.



10. Soy, Custard Apple and Peach Milkshake
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

vegan peach milkshakeA creamy thick concoction made of custard apple, peach and soya milk Photo Credit: Instagram/chickfila

A creamy thick concoction made of custard apple, peach, soya milk, ice cubes and some mint leaves, this milkshake is bound to leave you asking for more.



We are sure these toothsome recipes have left you craving for some. Vegan or not, you would love to try these recipes right now. Do tell us which one tops your list and how you liked them.



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